Helpful Hint for Parents


 Helpful Hints: 


Try to set up a weekly schedule to establish good practice habits with your child.

Remind your child to practice in the order left column to right.  This develops correct warm-up procedures and helps build technique and tone development.


Many CD books with popular movie hits are available at local music stores.  Contact your child's lesson teacher for more information.


Visit Mrs. Tallman's Blackboard site for fun tutorials and web links.  This will also help your child complete his/her ribbon benchmark assignments.  Band music is available on the site to play along with or download on ipods. 


Students love to put on concerts for family members.  (or place a call to grandparents)


If you feel your child is losing interest contact his/her lesson teacher for more helpful tips.

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Materials:         Sturdy expandable file folder or binder

                        Pencils (keep one on instrument case and other in folder)

                        Name tag on instrument case

                        Lubricants and/or reeds as needed

                        Cleaning supplies as needed for instrument


Organizing folder:          Label one side of folder for lesson materials

                                    Label other side of folder for band materials

                                    Keep a pencil in folder

                                    Have name and homeroom number on folder




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