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:
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:
Finally, here are links to some of our local music stores:
As always, I can be a great resource if you have any further questions.