The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through extra-curricular private and group lessons, as well as a beginning band program, at St. Benedict Catholic School, for the 2018-2019 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 SBS. 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 LESSON registration is OPEN YEAR ROUND and TUITION is pro-rated.
There will be NO CLASSES on days that SBS is closed, but classes will be held at their normal time on Early Dismissal days.


Please see the GRSM @ SBS Calendar HERE


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 St. Benedict School receive a 1 hr group lesson each week.  As a performance date nears, the SBS 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: Wednesdays 9/11/19 – 5/6/20

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

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 


*  Disenrollment from the 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.




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 9/13/19 – 1/24/20

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $300 ($60/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 Guitar Lessons

Private Instruction is currently offered at SBS as follows.  Beginning ages for each instrument varies.

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

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

Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Tom Anderson)

Fridays – 3:00-6:00 pm

Piano, voice, bassoon (Alicia Thompson, Ivy Haga)

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