Saturday Morning Music School

Saturday Morning Music School

Powers is thrilled to announce this new partnership with the Belmont Public School system!

Originally created and led by former Belmont Public Schools music teacher John McLellan, Saturday Morning Music School provides small group instruction on string and band instruments to students at the Burbank, Butler, Wellington, Winn Brook, and Chenery public schools in Belmont.

Why should you register for SMMS?

The Saturday program complements the music classes, group instruction, bands, orchestra, and ensembles already provided during school hours. Excelling in music and the arts has been proven to help students also excel in school and other areas of learning and development. Powers encourages students to take advantage of a mix of different ensemble, orchestra, band, and group opportunities in addition to weekly private lessons.


Classes & Programs

Subject to change

String Instrument Classes

9:00-10:00 am - 4th grade and beginning 5th grade students

  • Beginning Violin Group Lesson, Allison Hobbs
  • Beginning Viola Group lesson, Haley Leach
  • Beginning Cello Group lesson, Ethan Fallis
  • Beginning Bass Group lesson, Amy Belhumeur

10:00-11:00 am - 5th and 6th grade students with at least one year of experience

  • Continuing Violin Group Lesson, Alison Dobbs
  • Continuing Viola Group Lesson, Haley Leach
  • Continuing Cello Group Lesson, Ethan Fallis
  • Continuing Bass Group Lesson, TBD

Band Instrument Classes

9:00-10:00 am - beginning 6th and 7th graders

  • Beginning Flute Group lesson, TBD
  • Beginning Clarinet Group lesson, TBD
  • Beginning Saxophone Group lesson, Nalani Fujiwara
  • Beginning Oboe/Bassoon Group lesson, TBD
  • Beginning French Horn Group lesson, TBD
  • Beginning Trumpet Group lesson, TBD
  • Beginning Low Brass Group lesson, TBD
  • Beginning Percussion Group lesson, TBD

10:00-11:00 am - 6th and 7th graders with at least one year of experience

  • Continuing Flute Group lesson, TBD
  • Continuing Clarinet Group lesson, TBD
  • Continuing Saxophone Group lesson, Nalani Fujiwara
  • Continuing Oboe/Bassoon Group lesson, TBD
  • ContinuingFrench Horn Group lesson, TBD
  • Continuing Trumpet Group lesson, TBD
  • Continuing Low Brass Group lesson, TBD
  • Continuing Percussion Group lesson, TBD

String Orchestra
10:00-11:00 am - 4th grade and beginning 5th grade students
(Students must also enroll in a group class)
Teacher: Amy Belhumeur

Jazz Workshop
11:00am-12:00pm - 7th graders on any instrument
(Students must also enroll in a group class)
Teacher: Mike Reavey

Chamber Ensemble
11:00am-12:00pm - continuing students on any instrument
(Students must also enroll in a group class)
Teacher: TBD


Additional Information


  • Group instrumental class - $250
  • String Orchestra - $100 (students must also enroll a Group Instrumental class)
  • Jazz Workshop - $100 (students must also enroll a Group Instrumental class)
  • Chamber Ensemble - $125 (students must also enroll a Group Instrumental class)

Saturday Morning Music School programs will meet on the following days:

  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • December 1, 8, 15 (concert day)
  • January 5. 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 23
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (concert day)

All programs will still be held at Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington Street, Belmont.

Registration can be completed on this webpage - instructions and online registration links will be available shortly! Please check back in late August/early September to register.

Please contact Powers' Director of Music, Daniel Acsadi, at 617-484-4696 or


PO Box 398 Belmont, MA 02478  |  Phone: 617.484.4696  

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