Supply List

Flute Students will need:

One C Flute with case

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for Flute

a #2 pencil

Flute cleaning rod and cloth


Clarinet Students will need:

One Bb Soprano Clarinet with case

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for Bb Clarinet

Reeds - #2 for Bb Soprano Clarinet (usually a box of 10 Rico #2's is best, try to keep 4 good reeds in the case)

a #2 pencil

cork grease

Clarinet cleaning swab

Mouthpiece cleaning brush

Saxophone students will need:

One Eb Alto Saxophone with case

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for Alto Saxophone

a #2 pencil

Reeds - #2 for Alto Saxophone (usually a box of 10 Rico #2's is best, try to keep 4 good reeds in the case)

I highly recommend a Neotech neck strap with the swivel end (dog leash) clip. It is much better young students. Here is a link to their website to see it: neotech straps You can buy these at NEMC or Music & Arts.

cork grease

mouthpiece cleaning brush

cleaning swab for Alto Saxophone

Trumpet students will need:

One Bb trumpet with case

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for trumpet

a #2 pencil

valve oil

tuning slide grease

mouthpiece cleaning brush

trumpet cleaning snake brush

Trombone students will need:

One Bb Tenor Trombone with case

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for trombone

a #2 pencil

slide cream (Yamaha trombone slide cream or slide lubricant is an excellent choice)

(Avoid using anything marked "slide oil")

water spray bottle

tuning slide grease

mouthpiece cleaning brush

trombone cleaning snake brush

Baritone Horn students will need:

One Bb Baritone Horn or Euphonium with case

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for Baritone Horn in BASS Clef (B.C.)

a #2 pencil

valve oil

tuning slide grease

mouthpiece cleaning brush

Baritone cleaning snake brush


Percussion and bell students will need:

One bell kit

which should include:

1. one set of bells with a stand in a wheelie bag

2. one pair of bell mallets

3. one pair of size 5A drumsticks

4. one practice pad or snare drum (students do not need the snare drum for class and it is much lighter to not carry it to and from school - Also, the practice pad is small and very quiet - you might prefer that in your house when they are starting out)

a #2 pencil

method book - "Essential Elements" book 1 for Percussion

method book - "Alfred's Drum Method" book 1 (by Sandy Feldstein & Dave Black)

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Very helpful items for all students:

Music Stand: A music stand usually comes included in the starter kits that Music & Arts sells. NEMC sells them separately from their starter kit. The starter kits usually contains cleaning swabs, cloths, brushes, lubricants and other accessories that are likely not in the instrument cases. Please do not bring the music stand or larger starter kit boxes to school. We have music stands at school, and the students already have plenty of things to carry!

Access to a computer, laptop, or chromebook with speakers & microphone for essential elements interactive and/or Smartmusic. (some tablets also work with these applications)

Essential Elements Interactive: This is an interactive computer application included with essential elements method book and requires no additional fee. It does require that I give the student the password information to register their application and use it. You can find a copy of the Quick Start Guide on my Essential Elements Interactive page on this website. Just click on the tab above and follow the directions. Every one of my students will be registered to use this program.

Smartmusic student subscription: This application is a more expansive program than Essential Elements Interactive and is what we use in the classroom. The first 100 etudes in Essential Elements are free for students. More use requires a yearly subscription fee.

These items, although handy, are no longer needed because they can be attained at no cost:

Metronome: This is included in Essential Elements Interactive, Smartmusic, and can now be downloaded as a free computer application for a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Tuner: This is included in Essential Elements Interactive, Smartmusic, and can now be downloaded as a free computer application for a computer, tablet, or smartphone.