The Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through extra-curricular private and semi-private lessons in addition to the GRSM Band Program at Saint Bridget Catholic School for the 2022-2023 school year. Instruction is currently available for piano, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, double bass, brass, woodwinds and band percussion as listed below.

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 or payment at SBS. 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 Early Closing days or days that Saint Bridget School is closed.
Band Registrations are due by August 30th
Lesson schedule will be emailed the week before each student’s first lesson.


Please see the GRSM @ Saint Bridget  2022-2023 Calendar HERE


Private Lessons

Private lessons provide focused, one-on-one instruction with a master teacher. Students 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.

Private and Semi-Private instruction is offered at Saint Bridget as listed below. The starting age varies depending on the instructor and the instrument, but we have lessons available from ages 5 yrs and up.










Tuesdays – 3:00-6:00pm

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Double Bass (Rusty Farmer)

Tuesdays – 4:00-6:00pm (also see GRSM Band Program below)

Brass, Woodwinds, Band Percussion (Erion Williams)

Wednesdays – 3:00-6:00pm

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Double Bass (Rusty Farmer)

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 indicate on the flip side of the registration form ALL POSSIBLE TIMES (within the range provided above) that your child is available for private/semi-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 Saint Bridget 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. At the first lesson, the band director will assess each student and suggest “best-fit” instruments.  If your child is set on a specific instrument that has not been recommended, please discuss immediately with the band director.  The minimum age to participate is 9 years old. No previous music experience is necessary.

Day of Week: Tuesdays  9/13/22 – 5/2/23All Saints Catholic School

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

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

Tuition: $520 total or $58/month (September – 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 2022-2023 (Tentative)

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


Concert/Symphonic Band

 (Gr 4 and up)

Saint Bridget 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: Tuesdays  9/13/22 – 5/2/23

Time: 30- min lessons between 8-10:30am or 4-6pm (possibly earlier)

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

Tuition: $30/half hour for private lessons; $22.50/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.


CLICK HERE for ONLINE Registration

CLICK HERE for Fillable/Printable Registration Form