A letter from Valley Catholic Music School Director Beckie Hocker

Beckie Hocker and flute student

Dear Music School Families,

Private lesson online registration is open! We are accepting new and continuing students for the following instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Guitar, Harp, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone and Voice. In-person lessons will be offered for most instruments. Some instructors may teach online only or a combination of online and in-person. Visit our registration website at https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4817/classes.aspx to get started. Everyone will need to create a new account in order to register. This is independent of any accounts you may have existing at Valley Catholic.

We are also excited to offer an online payment platform this year.  Please read our new Terms and Conditions carefully at the time of registration. We know this will be an added benefit to streamline the business side of our music school.

This year, Mr. Palmeter, one of the piano instructors on campus, created a class for students interested in learning more about the music they are playing, which is the foundation for any musician.  This class is open to all students, regardless of instrument. 

Theory and Composition 1 (10 spots available)

Class will consist of interval training, scales, chords, ear-training, and how to write a melody (elementary composition).  Visit the Music School section of the website to learn more. Each student will be provided their own keyboard to learn more about theory and writing their own music. Students will need to bring their own iPad or laptop and personal ear buds or headphones.

Recital Dates for 2023-24

Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023
Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2024
Young Artist Recital will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024

Did you know?

VC Music School is open to the public, teaching music to anyone who wants to learn a musical instrument. 
VC Music School has 15 instructors, offering a wide variety of instrumental instruction.
VC Music School students perform at various events in the community.
VC Music School students perform in local community orchestras such as Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Portland Youth Philharmonic and Westside Community and Youth Orchestra.
VC Music School also offers a Theory and Composition class and Flute Choir – The Flutissimos and Summer Music Camp.

Sign up now to start the new school year on a positive musical note!

Visit https://ssmo.org/vcs/schools/music/ to learn more about the Valley Catholic Music School. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also email your questions directly to me.