Chris Reed & Friends BAND PROGRAMS

Chris Reed & Friends Band Programs

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We strive to spread the joys of music in our community!


"The "Chris Reed & Friends" band program has been extremely positive and inspirational on the Noddin Elementary campus.  Chris and his team has more than doubled band participation from prior years and the kids have made leaps and bounds in their music ability and skill!"
Eric Scharer
Noddin Elementary


We don’t just teach how to play an instrument and read music. We increase their memory skills while helping to improving coordination, math, reading and comprehension skills. 

In band, students learn Perseverance with a valuable sense of Achievement and, while experiencing rich culture and history, learn a strong sense of Responsibility.  While we all know music nurtures Self-Expression, it’s important to remember it also improves student’s Listening and Social Skills.


"Chris Reed and his team have a special gift of relating to children, and... has the complementary problem-solving and observation skills necessary to keep music lessons fun and educational..."  

Ginger L Brown
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
America's teacher of the year 2001
Chandler Tripp School​

Advanced Students continue to learn new musical terms while being taught pop songs and classic standards. They meet their own seperate day than the beginners to focus on more challenging songs, but are also welcome to attend beginning band as Teacher's Assistants.

Both bands integrate with each other and perform as an inspirationally powerful ensemble, demonstrating the true power music has to unite us all. 

While we know what does and doesn't work in a program and have tested out many different methods over the years, we still custom tailor our programs to fit individual school needs, as each community is different and requires special attention. 


"I have been working with Chris and his Band Program for five years now. My oldest son started at Booksin and loved being part of band. When we switched schools and realised there was not a band there, Chris was able to put together a program which suited our small group of musicians. I love the way the program is designed to build confidence in playing from the get go and also gives opportunities for older, more experienced players to guide and mentor newer ones. The music chosen is age appropriate and fun, accessible yet challenging. Chris and his team are always very responsive and flexible in accommodating our requests or tweaking some part of the program in order to fit the needs of the children—providing resources and advice to move these young musicians on. The passion and fun that he brings to our band program is so inspiring to students as well as parents and the performances are a highlight."


Lorraine McAndrew 
Teacher at Almaden Country Day School

"...It is amazing what Chris can get these elementary school kids to play!  It just goes to show that with Chris Reed's belief in these kids and encouragement, phenomenal music can happen."
Superintendent Jan Kaay

Luther Burbank School District

Chris Reed and Friends is not just an outside group that comes in to teach your kids. Our programs do not only enrich the lives of its' participants, but it breathes new life into its' immediate school environment by filling the halls with music.


"Thanks to all the Chris Reed & Friends staff for a great year in Beginning Band.  My son is a 3rd grader and just started on clarinet this year.  He has enjoyed learning to play the clarinet, and also playing with other students in the ensemble.  The teachers have been very helpful and patient.  We are very pleased with his success and with the program, and will definitely sign up again next year."

-Rob Bernard

Noddin Elementary School


"Chris Reed & Friends is an amazing program.  The patience, expertise and dedication of the instructors is incomparable. Their  teaching methods make music fun, and exciting. The children learn to embrace their love for music, and gain the confidence to trust in their performance.  My child has learned, with hard work, he can become an amazing musician, and Chris Reed & Friends are the perfect  musical mentors."

MaryAnn Centeno

Los Alamitos Elementary School Parent


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