St. Walter

Welcome to the St. Walter page! This page will have a few purposes but will mostly be used to host different pieces of related information.  

Lesson Schedule

"Music is to the mind as air is the body."

-Plato, Philosopher

  • Lesson information

Important Dates

"Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young."

-Aristotle, Philosopher

  • Registration opens August 5th 

  • Band Demonstration (4th-5th grade) - August 28

  • Band Pairing (4th-5th grade) - August 29

  • Band and Piano begin the week of September 16th

Band

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

 -Jane Swan

  • Band is a great musical experience offered to all 4th-8th grade students

  • Every band student will receive one group lesson and one rehearsal per week

  • Lessons schedules will be displayed at your above request.

  • For more information about the band program, please visit www.strivingupmusic.com/band

Recruitment

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

-Billy Joel

  • Band recruitment is geared toward 4th-5th graders. This happens in three phases:

    • Phase one - Presentation where we talk about the instruments as well as the band experience​​​

    • Phase two - Pairing. This is where the student will have the opportunity to play the instrument and see which one is best for them. 

    • Phase three - Registration. If you're ready to register please visit:​ www.strivinupmusic.com/register

      • Please wait until September 4th to register any Beginning Band students. ​​​

Piano

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

-Victor Hugo

  • Piano is a great musical experience offered to Kindergarten through third grade students. 

  • Every piano student will receive one group lesson per week (Maximum of 8 students per class)

  • Lesson schedules will be displayed at your request

  • To find out more information about the piano program, please visit: www.strivingupmusic.com/piano

About

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

-Bob Marley

  • Mr. Portillo is back! He is excited to return back to St. Walter

  • Mr. Portillo was the Band Director at St. Walter from 2008-2017

  • Mr. Portillo believes in the value of teaching music and leans heavily on appreciating music through laughter and mastering music through hard "fun" work.