Student Life


Welcome to the ISB Music Program!

The International School Bangkok Music Program (IMP) offers individual study on a variety of instruments and voice to the ISB community, including students, parents, siblings, and teachers, with priority given first to ISB students.
Student placement is determined by the student’s and the instructor’s schedules. Students may choose 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons, in a private or group setting, meeting once or twice a week. All lessons are held on the ISB campus.
In order to receive the maximum benefit possible from the lessons, students should practice regularly and attend lessons on time.
The ISB Music Program offers lessons in the following:

  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

If there is enough interest in other instruments, an attempt will be made to hire additional teachers to offer lessons.

For more information please contact: IMP coordinator Angela KOHL at afterschoolmusic@isb.ac.th

The IMP registration is done online on a first-come and first-serve basis. Information about online registration will be sent out each semester through in early August and early January through the ISB e-news. Returning families can pre-register for the coming semester at the end of each semester and will be notified through a separate email. During the August registration, families may choose between registering for the entire school year or for one semester. Registration is complete once full payment is made in cash, credit card or by check payable to “International School Association”.

Instruments

Finding good value when purchasing an instrument can be difficult, and some parents have questions about which instrument their child should learn. The teachers and specialists are happy to give advice about obtaining an instrument.

Choosing an Instrument for Beginners.

Recital

An important component of developing musical skills is to perform in front of an audience. An informal recital is held at the end of the academic school year to allow students of all playing abilities to showcase their progress.

Missed Classes and Make-up Policy

If the student knows of a conflict with a scheduled lesson, (i.e. an ISB sports event, arts or cultural event, or school trip,) the IMP Coordinator must be notified within 48 hours by email, and a make-up lesson will be scheduled. If the IMP Coordinator is not notified within 48 hours, no makeup lesson will be offered.

In the event of a medical emergency or illness, please notify the IMP Coordinator by email BEFORE the scheduled lesson time if possible. Make-up lessons will be offered at the discretion of the IMP Coordinator.

In the event of long-term illness/injury or unscheduled transfer out of the country. Refunds will be made on a pro-rated basis.

Examinations

Students are encouraged to undergo periodic musical examinations run by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Working towards these exams encourages practice and helps students to set goals. Students who wish to take an ABRSM exam should discuss this with their IMP teacher to find out which grade is appropriate and whether he or she is ready for such a challenge.

IMP fee structure 2019-20

Lessons through the IMP are held when ISB is in session and follow the academic school year. August 2019 – June 2020

 

 

August 13 – August 26, 2019 Online registration for first semester or school year
August 17, 2019 Community Activities Information Day
August 26, 2019 First semester lessons begin
December 2019 First semester lessons end, dates adjusted for make-up lessons
January 13 – January 24, 2020 Online registration for 2nd semester
January 27, 2020 Second semester lessons begin
May 2020 Second semester lessons end, dates adjusted for make-up lessons
May 9, 2020 ISB Music Festival
May 18 – May 29, 2020 Pre-registration for 2021-22 offered to returning students

For the academic year 2019-20, ISB Music Program offers lessons in the following instruments:

 

Cello-Ms. Neeranuch

 

Clarinet-Ms. Waranya

 

Clarinet-Dr. Yos

 

 

 

Flute-Mr. Best

 

 

 

Flute/Piano-Mr. Non

 

Guitar-Mr. A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piano-Ms. Pook

 

 

 

 

Violin-Ms. Athiya

 

 

 

Violin-Ms. Wayoo

 

Violin/Viola-Ms. Nam