HIGH SCHOOL

High School students who have been taking lessons for a while are really beginning to reach for their dreams. Students are focused on developing their abilities and talents to the highest level so that they are prepared and ready for the performing arts in college. Students who have studied with Lochwood have gone on to major in music in college, or have studied with Lochwood during college. Many of these former students are now living their dream by performing in New York City in the music scene, performing in traveling and regional theater or becoming teachers in their own right.

The beginning high school student is treated as an adult learner where they have a lot of input into the material they are learning but they are still given a strong foundation in their chosen field. The continuing high school student is delving deeper into technique, theory and stronger repertoire. Master classes are encouraged for the high school student
as well as becoming more independent in their practice habits.

The voice student in high school is required to learn both musical theater and art song and they are becoming well versed in various languages. Students are highly encouraged to take the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program exams as well as continuing to perform for NFMC festivals. Students are prepared for auditions in the community
as well as All-State and Solo/Ensemble for school.

For the developing instrumentalist, the lessons continue to develop technique and a wider range of material is prepared and performed. Students are encouraged to perform in ensembles in the studio as well as perform with the Sanford-Seminole Community Band. These ensemble opportunites allow students to work alongside others who have been playing for many years. Again, all students are prepared for All-County and All-State auditions as well as Solo/Ensemble festival
for school and other auditions around the area.

For the high school student with aspirations to major in the performing arts in college or to persue a career in the arts, the high school years are a time to prepare for a Senior Recital in the last few months before graduation. This Recital is an opportunity to perform for the community at the highest level attained during lessons.

All private lessons are available to the high school student including but not limited to voice, drama, ukulele,
woodwinds,musical theater, brass, and strings.

Music can change the world because it can change people. --Bono