Instrumental Music

Melinda FordInstrumental Music Instructor

Melinda Ford

This an exciting time in your child's life. Becoming a musician is so wonderful and rewarding! It is my pleasure to to assist student's with learning an instrument and broaden the educational experience. I am looking forward to classes and rehearsal this year.

Information Video for Instrumental Music

Important Message from Mrs. Ford About the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Hello Burtonsville 4th/5th Student, Parents & Guardians, 

Happy New School Year!  We have gotten off to a great start.  I would like to welcome you to Virtual Instrumental Music 2020/2021.  

Instrumental Music is open to all grade 4 and 5 students.  The following instruments are taught; Flute, B flat Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Baritone B.C & T.C,  Violin, Viola and Cello.  

Registration for Instrumental Music:

View the MCPS Elementary Instrumental Music Website for Instrumental Music for the  Instrument Demonstration and Registration this year.  

Registration Ends October 2nd, 2020 

(Click on Link Below to Register)

Students Instrumental Music Demonstration 9/9/2020

4th Grade 11am-11:30am

5th Grade 2:30pm-3:00pm

Instrumental Music Band/Strings Parent Night is at 5:45-6:00pm 9/9/2020

Meeting ID:934 5471/3080  Password: Instrument

Back to School Night for is 9/9/2020 at 6:30 pm

Please visit Burtonsville Website and click on the  Instrumental Music button to find more information about Instrumental Music and other helpful information.  

Looking forward to seeing you at the Instrumental Music Band/Strings Parent Night.  

MeLinda Ford

Important Dates


Important Documents:

I have decided to participate in the National Board for Professional Teaching Certification process for Instrumental Music. I will be participating in the process for the next 3 years. This process be examining my teaching practices. I would like to have your permission to video record your child so that my teaching practices can be reviewed in a real life classroom. This video will not be posted on social media in any way. It will only be used for the National Board for Professional Teaching review process. I will be given out the permission slips in my Instrumental Music classes/rehearsals. But I will need you to complete them and return them with your child within 2 weeks of receiving them.

Thank you so much,
MeLinda Ford
Instrumental Music Teacher