Mrs. Valerie Petty & Mr. Mitchell Piantanida

Current Music Announcements

🎵 Looking to Purchase a New Instrument??

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!


CLICK HERE for information. If you need even more info, please feel free to email your music teachers.


If you are interested in writing your own original music composition, there is a middle school competition you can write for. The details & free music writing software are posted CLICK HERE. The application and music submission deadline to submit will be in late September. See your teacher if you need extra help.

🎵 Got a Metronome and a Tuner?

We use these on a regular basis in all music classes. TempoLite (free app) and tuner.ninja/old (website) both work great for our class.

🎵 Parent/Guardian - Hints & Suggestions

We want you to be able to help your child with their music learning and to secure information or supplies even if you do or do not have musical experience. CLICK HERE to be directed to a parent/guardian helping page.

🎵 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.

Please note that the Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class.  Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms for any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay security deposits for access, participation, materials, or equipment.


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Website Last Updated Aug. 25, 2023