Curriculum & Materials
Each student is expected to advance one curriculum level per year. A copy of the curriculum in included in the student binder, or can be found in the File Cabinet.
By completing curriculum levels, students will be prepared to enter university level programs with scholarships.
Texts & Materials
Specific curriculum requirements are outlined in the complete curriculum (Structured Studio book) and will be assigned as needed.
Required Materials (All levels)
Horn Cleaning and Maintenance supplies: Valve Oil, Bearing Oil, Snake, Slide Grease. I stock Ultra-Pure brand items in the Studio, available for purchase.
Metronome and Tuner: Most recommended app: Tonal Energy
When I recommend materials for you to purchase, I know that you have many options of where to spend your consumer dollars. I always recommend buying local first: Bert Murdock Music, Summerhays, etc.
However, I also know that we're busy folks, and sometimes online is the best option. When buying online, I recommend Sheet Music Plus. I'm an 'affiliate', which basically means that when you buy from them through my link (HERE), I get a credit that I can use to buy music. This helps me find good ensemble music.
Other Recommended Supplies
For emergency care kit
Screws (order by horn model)
For daily use
Tuning slide ring ("O-ring" from hardware store: 7/16" inner diameter)
For advanced players
Horns and Mouthpieces
Always consult with me before purchasing a mouthpiece or horn, as it is very dependent on individual variables, including your ability and embouchure.
A good standard mouthpiece for most students is a Holton-Farkas MDC