You Make the Difference
Family is a huge factor in a beginner's success. Please help your child....
1. Establish a regular practice schedule, and write it down along with other weekly chores and routines.
2. Remember instruments and supplies on band days.
2. Watch the ToE DVD and play along with the CD. The DVD also has bonus tools for Mac and PC.
3. Subscribe to SmartMusic. This is THE BEST investment you can make. Only $36 per year!
4. Make sure the instrument is in good playing condition.
5. Keep necessary supplies on hand; pencil, reeds, oil, etc.
6. Show interest! This is key. Encourage concerts for friends and family. Be supportive and positive.
7. The best way to be inspired to play music is to see live performances. Seeing any music live can be reinvigorating and it’s important to see as much live music as possible. There are a number of top-notch local performing groups in the area that are cheap, if not free to attend. Please check out these groups for live performances.
University Of Redlands
School of Music - (909) 748-8014
Features hundreds of school and faculty showcases each year with a wide range of instrumentation and musical styles. Free!!! www.redlands.edu
Redlands Symphony Orchestra - Definitely the most exciting music performances available in our area. All the excitement of going to see an Orchestra in LA, but at a fraction of the cost and distance. And bonus - Mrs. Batta plays flute and piccolo in the orchestra!
Redlands Community Orchestra - A local community group offering free concerts.
Moreno Valley Wind Symphony
Esplanade Arts Center www.thedvac.org
Riverside Philharmonic - http://www.thephilharmonic.org/index.html
Local professional symphony.