The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through extra-curricular private, semi-private and group lessons, as well as a Beginning Band program, at All Saints Catholic School, for the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration Forms should be scanned and emailed to, faxed to 866-357-0239 or mailed to GRSM, 9109 Dickey Drive, Mechanicsville Va 23116. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE FORMS/PAYMENT AT ASCS. Tuition is payable in full up front or in equal monthly payments during the session.  There is a one-time Family Registration Fee of $25.  Please contact GRSM (804-442-6158 or for more information.


PRIVATE/Semi-PRIVATE Lessons start the week of Sept 7th and lesson times will be emailed the week before.

Registration is OPEN YEAR ROUND and TUITION is pro-rated. 

BAND starts Sept 13th and registration is DUE by August 31st.

See GRSM @ ASCS Calendar HERE


Keyboard Musician A

(Gr 1-5)

The Keyboard Musician class is a perfect musical start for your school aged child. Classes move very quickly into reading and comprehending music, based on each child’s ability. Concepts covered include: early note reading, singing (with solfege syllables), rhythms, pattern and concept finding, proper piano technique/posture, how to practice, theory, history, listening, games, movement, and playing with expression. The term recital is included in tuition.

Wednesdays: 3:00-4:00 pm (Sept 8th– Jan 26th)

Tuition: Fall/Winter session $360 (or $72/month Sept-Jan)

Materials needed: Lesson Book(s), Keyboard at home for practice.

Sibling Discount: 20% off additional siblings in the Keyboard Musician class.



Private Lessons

Private lessons provide focused, one-on-one instruction with a master teacher.St. BenedictStudents will spend the lesson time being shown all that is necessary for them to practice during the week in preparation for their next lesson, so that they can consistently progress.

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-Private lessons allow for two students in the same lesson with a master teacher. Students should be within 2 yrs of age of each other, studying the same instrument, at the same level.  As with private lessons, practice is the key to success.

Private and Semi-Private lessons are scheduled weekly during the term and are offered in 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals. Other than keyboards, which will be available for on-site use, each student must bring their own instrument to the lesson each week. Limited rentals from GRSM are available for keyboards, ukuleles and guitars at a rate of $20/month.

Recitals are included in tuition and will be held at the end of each semester for all registered students who are interested.

Private and Semi-Private instruction is offered at All Saints as listed below.

Mondays – 4:00-6:00 pm (possibly earlier)

Piano, Woodwinds,  Brass, Percussion for Band students (Jacob Smith) (Bob Ellithorpe)

Wednesdays – 4:00-5:00 pm (possibly earlier)

Piano, Voice, Clarinet (Sonjia Upshaw)

Thursdays – 3:00-6:00 pm

Guitar, Ukulele, Piano (Michaela Houchens)



Please indicate on the flip side of the registration form ALL POSSIBLE DAYS/TIMES (within the range provided above) that your child is available for private lessons.


GRSM Band Program

Limited Spaces for BAND – Register TODAY!


Beginning  Band

 (Gr 4 and up)

The Beginning Band is a full year* beginning level group for students who are learning to play a band instrument for the first time. Instruction is focused on developing a solid foundation in note reading, tone production, rhythm, articulation, proper posture/hand position, and instrument care and maintenance. Students also learn basic music theory concepts and ensemble skills, such as balance and blend. Beginning Band members at All Saints receive a 1 hr group lesson each week.  As a performance date nears, the ASCS beginning band students will join with beginning band students from other schools that participate in the GRSM Band Program and rehearse as a full ensemble.

Each student must bring their instrument to class every week.  Appropriate instruments for the Beginning Band are trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone and percussion (multiple instruments), and GRSM can provide information regarding purchase or rental options. The minimum age to participate is 9 years old. No previous music experience is necessary.

Day of Week: Mondays  9/13/21 – 5/2/22All Saints Catholic School

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

(Dates for Performances and associated Rehearsals will vary from above)

Tuition: $486 ($54/month, Sept-May)

Materials needed: Lesson Book(s), Instrument and Accessories, Music Stand.

Sibling Discount: 20% off additional siblings in the Beginning Band class.


Schedule of Events for Band 2021-2022 (Tentative)

To learn more about the GRSM Band Program at other schools, please CLICK HERE


Concert/Symphonic Band

 (Gr 4 and up)

All Saints students who wish to participate with the full year* GRSM Band Program higher level ensembles (Concert and Symphonic) may do so by auditioning for private or semi-private lessons.  At their lessons during the school year, they will work on the respective music for concerts and other performances, and will perform with their counterparts from the other schools participating in the program at those events.

Day of Week: Mondays  9/13/21 – 5/23/22

Time: 30- min lessons between 4-6pm (possibly earlier)

(Dates for Performances and associated Rehearsals will vary from above)

Tuition: $28/half hour for private lessons; $21/half hour for semi-private lessons (per student)

Materials needed: Lesson Book(s), Instrument and Accessories, Music Stand.


Disenrollment from the GRSM Band Program may be allowed only after the student has completed the first semester of classes and upon completion of the GRSM Disenrollment Form signed by the parent/guardian of the student.  This form must be received by GRSM no later than January 7th.  Once it is determined that continuity of the program for the remaining students will not be jeopardized, the registration contract will be terminated at the end of the semester.