Band For Today has been providing area schools with band and piano programs for twenty five years. Band For Today teachers have instructed more than twenty thousand students during that time. We offer schools a full range of music education services including band lessons, concerts, solo contests, honors ensembles, field trips, and… Click here to continue reading.
Use Your Method Book as A Reference Guide
There is a whole bunch of great information in your method book which you should use as a learning tool.
Here are a couple of main tools:
The Fingering chart
Fingerings for most of the notes you’ll need.
The Play-A-Long CD
Playing along with your CD is one of the best ways to practice.
A Glossary of Musical Terms
A quick way to learn musical terms… Click here to continue reading.
A Rationale for Music Education
Why should music be included as a basic part of the curriculum?
Music is worth knowing.
Music is one of the most important manifestations of our cultural heritage. Children need to know about Newton and Einstein.
Music is a potential in every individual that, like all potential, should be developed to its fullest.
Music provides an outlet for creativity, self-expression, and individual uniqueness. It enables us to express our noblest thoughts and… Click here to continue reading.
Overview and History of the Saxophone
The saxophone was invented approximately in 1842 by Adolph Sax. The first saxophones were played in Paris at that time and were intended to be a part of the classical orchestra. Striving for a combination of both the beauty of the violin and strength of the brass section, the sax failed to find its place in the modern orchestra. It was the… Click here to continue reading.