The benefit of small group lessons is to provide more individualized instruction and to develop the technical skills needed to perform in orchestra. Every student will be required to attend their assigned time each week. Schedules will be distributed the first week of school. Students may not be excused from small group lessons to make-up work in other classes. Excused absences due to illness or emergency may be made up either before or after school with the discretion of the teacher. Unexcused absences in group lesson will result in a “0”.