Mrs. Valerie Petty at vapetty@capousd.org

Current Music Announcements

🎵 New Students Attending Newhart in the FALL

Welcome. Please explore our pages to see what we are all about. CLICK HERE for information and hopefully answers to many of your questions including what class you should sign up for. We welcome you and are excited that you are considering Newhart Music!

🎵 Follow us on Instagram @NewhartMusic

🎵 Looking to Purchase a New Instrument?? Supplies?? Gifts??

We have a gift idea list on the right. It links to Amazon lists based on each instrument. The #1 gift that helps students the most is a music stand.  Any version would be so helpful. Musicians need to be able to see their music well.

If you are looking to purchase an instrument, please see your teacher for help. Local music stores are also a good resource. Be careful with online or non-music store purchases as many of the "deals" are "too good to be true" and your teacher can help guide you. Poorly made instruments are often not playable and will hinder success. We want to set you up for success!

🎵 Communication Platforms - Sign-up!

🎵 Got a Metronome and a Tuner?

We use these on a regular basis in all music classes. TempoLite for metronome (free app) and for a tuner, our favorites are bandmatetuner.com (website and iPhone app for all instruments, even orchestra) and tuner.ninja/old (website) both work great for our class.

🎵 String Player Help

CLICK HERE for Scales Ace (FINGERING CHART SCALES), New Music Books, Instrument Websites and SO MUCH MORE!

🎵 video & website help FOR instrument

New to an instrument? Want to know how to put it together or hold it properly? Play with the right sound? Basic note reading? Here are some wonderful websites for BAND and ORCHESTRA (Violin or Violin, Viola or Viola, Cello, & Bass). The blue instrument titles take you to the websites.


Click on the headings below to go to the page listed

Calendar of Events

Canvas Assignments, Grades, & Emails

Canvas - How to Sign-up as a Parent/Observer

C.V.H.S. Instrumental Music Website

Community Youth Performing Groups

Concert Dress Attire - with Pictures

Concert Videos

Contact Us

C.U.S.D. District Website

C.U.S.D. District Honor Band & Orchestra

District & Community Info

Fun Stuff

Gift Ideas for Music (May be blocked by district, so please log in with personal device)

Handbook Information

High School & College Requirements for the Music Student

Instrument Insurance

Instrument/Voice Specific Websites Flute - Oboe - Bassoon - Clarinet - Bass Clarinet - Saxophone - Trumpet - French Horn - Trombone - Baritone Horn/ Euphonium - Tuba - Violin - Viola - Cello - String Bass - Percussion - Voice

New Student Information

Inspiring Story

Mad Music Minute & Note Names Online

Metronome - FREE

Music Links to Music Website Resources

Music Advocacy

Parent/Guardian Info for Music Help

Picture Day for Music Groups

Photos from your 23-24 Rehearsals, Concert, Field Trips - Must use @capostu.org email to view

Practice Suggestions

PTA Music Writing Reflections Contest

Remind Sign-Ups

String Instrument Tuning Notes

String Orchestra Sheet Music Ideas - Pop/Movie/Patriotic Books Available for Purchase

String Workbook Recordings for Shifting and Key Signature - Gold Section of Workbook

Supply Lists for All Instruments

Summer Music Ideas

Teacher & Staff Bio

Tuner - FREE

YouTube Music Videos - Teacher Recommended

🎵 Congrats to Mrs. Petty 🎵

Mrs. Petty recently earned 2 Music Educator Awards! She received the SCSBOA award for "Best Middle School Teacher 2024" at their conference on Jan. 27th. Click here to see the CUSD Insider article about Tesoro's Orchestra and Mrs. Petty being honor at the conference. On Feb. 27th, she also earned the OCMAA award nomination for the OCDE Outstanding Music Educator Award. Not everyone nominated received a nomination. "It is such an honor and pleasure to receive the recognition!"

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Website Last Updated June 12, 2024