Additional Resources

The way we learn music can often be compared to the way we learn a language- we go from babbling to learning a word, then from a word to sentences, sentences to paragraphs until eventually we become conversational and literate. It is often said that successfully learning a language requires a few key elements: resources, time and immersion. Therefore, becoming musically literate is a process which requires those same key elements. Below are ways that you can supplement your child’s music education and provide a foundation for lasting success via resources, time and immersion.

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RECOMMENDED METHOD BOOKS

NOTE: My recommendations are in no way endorsements of any business/company, pedagogue or composer, and the links provided are simply meant as a convenience to you. There are many places to buy sheet music, including JW Pepper, Sheet Music Plus, Musician’s Friend, Amazon and many more. I encourage you to shop around and make the decisions which work best for you and your child.

Flute Methods- Click Here

Oboe Methods- Ask Mr. Fonzi or your private instructor

Clarinet Methods- Click Here

Saxophone Methods- Click Here

French Horn Methods- Click Here

Trumpet Methods- Click Here

Trombone Methods- Click Here

Euphonium Methods- Ask Mr. Fonzi if interested

Tuba Methods- Click Here

Percussion Methods- Ask Mr. Fonzi if interested

I would recommend 1 or 2 method books, alongside solo or chamber music which may interest or challenge your child. Building a library of music your child enjoys playing will work wonders on their musicianship and love for music as an art form.

Below are a few websites to browse in your search for music:

J.W. Pepper

Sheet Music Plus

Music Notes

Musicians Friend

These additional resources will successfully immerse your child in the musical process. But they will be ineffective without proper accessories/ resources. Here are some websites which fulfill these needs:

Woodwind and Brasswind

Musician’s Friend

West Music

Steve Weiss Music (Percussion)

Finally, here are links to some of our local music stores:

Music-Go-Round

Bill’s Music Sales

Mr. C’s Music

Music Box

Gottschalk Music Center

Kline Music

As always, I can be a great resource if you have any further questions.