Des Moines Public Schools Band Guidelines


  • Depending on the school and the amount of staff in that school, lessons may or may not be available.  For information on availability of school lessons and their frequency, please see Mr. Novak.
  • While private study is not a requirement for participation in any of the music organizations, students are strongly encouraged to participate.
  • The Des Moines area has a strong private lesson program.  See Mr. Novak for recommendations of quality teachers in the area.
  • Students playing oboe or bassoon are encouraged to take private lessons due to the special temperaments of these instruments.
  • The advantages of a one-on-one experience are overwhelming.  Please see Mr. Novak for a complete list of private lesson faculty now teaching in the Des Moines area.