Common Questions?

When should my child start piano?

The best answer is when your child has a high level of interest and will make a commitment to practice daily. For many children, that happens during first, second, or third grade. Two years of piano instruction is required for students playing percussion in the Middle School Band.



What music opportunities does our Middle School have?

Sixth grade students in Mahtomedi can register for:

Explorations in Sound - An electronic keyboard lab using Yamaha technology to teach the National Standards through the piano keyboard.

Choir - Students rehearse varying literature in an effort to teach the National Standards for music education.

Band - Students rehearse varying literature in an effort to teach the National Standards for music education.

Many questions may be answered by reviewing the 6th grade registration booklet at this hyperlink.



When can my child start band?

The Mahtomedi Band Program start the summer before 6th grade. Students will take the Selmer Music Guidance Survey, complete an instrument interest form, and then interview with Middle School Band Director Linda Niziolek in the spring of 5th grade. For more information contact Ms. Niziolek at 651-407-2229