The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through extra-curricular private and group lessons at St. Benedict Catholic School, for the 2022-2023 school year.  Instruction is currently available for piano, ukulele, guitar, banjo, violin, viola and cello.

Registration is available ONLINE or using Fillable Registration Forms.  The latter 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 SBCS. Tuition is payable in full up front, half at the beginning of each semester, 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.


There will be NO CLASSES on days that SBS is closed, but classes will be held at their normal time on Early Dismissal days as long as ASE is available.
PRIVATE LESSON registration is OPEN YEAR ROUND and TUITION is pro-rated.
Group Registrations are due by August 30th

Lesson schedule and tuition calculations will be emailed the week before each student’s first lesson.


Please see the GRSM @ SBCS Calendar HERE



Keyboard Musician A

(Gr 1-4)

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.

Day of Week: Fridays 9/9/22 – 1/27/23

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $286 ($57.20/month, Sept-Jan)

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

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


CLICK HERE for ONLINE Registration

CLICK HERE for Fillable/Printable Registration Form


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 St. Benedict’s as listed below.  The starting age varies depending on the instructor and the instrument, but we have lessons available from ages 4 yrs and up.

Wednesdays – 3:00-6:00 pm

Piano, ukulele, guitar, banjo, violin, cello  (Nathan Aldhizer)

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

Piano, violin, viola (Becca Longhenry); Piano, ukulele, guitar, banjo, beginner violin, cello (Nathan Aldhizer)



25% off each student in a semi-private lesson
10% off tuition for third (or more) child
5% off tuition for second child or instrument (in a separate lesson)



CLICK HERE for ONLINE Registration

CLICK HERE for Fillable/Printable Registration Form

Please list ALL POSSIBLE DAYS/TIMES (within the range provided above) that your child is available for private lessons.