Piano, Guitar, Drums and Violin: Music Lessons in Westminster


SERVICES


  • Music Lessons
  • Affordable Expert Tuning
  • Minor repairs
Contract for Lessons


Materials for New Students


Band Instrument:

  1. Essential Elements 2000 for instrument (percussionists see bottom of page!)
  2. Rent instrument from Music and Arts Center (410-461-1844)(unless already own one)
  3. Maintenance kit for it
  4. Folding music stand for home practice (bring to band practice but not to lessons)
  5. Purchase the optional insurance on the instrument; it is more than worth it
  6. Lesson notepad wit h staff and boxes for notating time practiced per day and my written practice instructions
  7. Cloth bag to carry materials, books, etc.
  8. Band instrument floor stand holder
  9. Completed contract
Violin:
  1. A) Essential Elements 2000 for violin and B) Suzuki violin book one w/ CD
  2. Rent instrument from Music and Arts and Arts Center(410-461-1844)( unless already own one)
  3. Shoulder rest ( the type that attaches, not the rubber band kind )
  4. Folding music stand for home practice
  5. Purchase the optional insurance on the instrument; it is more than worth it
  6. Lesson notepad wit h staff and boxes for notating time practiced per day and my written practice instructions
  7. Chromatic electronic tuner
  8. Cloth bag to carry materials, books, etc.
  9. Completed contract
Guitar: (ages 11 & up)
  1. Hal Leonard Beginning Guitar Superbook (5 books and cds in one)
  2. Guitar footstool
  3. 3 medium picks
  4. I supply a supplement of familiar Christian Praise songs chorded for those that are interested(optional)
  5. Electronic guitar tuner
  6. Guitar stand holder
  7. Completed contract
Guitar: (ages 5-10)
  1. Progressive Guitar Method for the young beginner Book 1
  2. Guitar footstool
  3. 3 medium picks
  4. Electronic tuner
  5. Music stand for home practice( not needed at lessons)
  6. Guitar stand holder
  7. Lesson notepad with staff and boxes for notating time practiced per day and my written practice instructions
  8. I supply a supplement of familiar Christian Praise songs chorded for guitar(optional)
  9. Completed contract
Piano: (ages 5-9)

All Books Bastien (Kjos music publishers)
  1. Piano for the Young Beginner: Primer A
  2. Theory and Technique for the Young Beginner: Primer A
  3. Lesson notepad with staff and boxes for notating time practiced per day and my written practice instructions
  4. Note flashcards, preferably, multicolour set by Alfred Publishing
  5. Completed contract
Piano: (ages10-16)

All Books Bastien (Kjos music publishers)

Primer Level
  1. Piano book
  2. Theory book
  3. Technique book
  4. Recital book
  5. Note speller level 1
  6. Not flashcards, preferably, multicolour set by Alfred
  7. Lesson notepad with staff and boxes for notating time practiced per day and my written practice instructions
  8. Completed contract
Adults
  1. "Alfred Adult all in one piano lessons book" W/CD
  2. Select 1 or 2 optional supplementary books which correlate with the above book that are of interest to you ( ask store attendant to help you with this)
  3. Lesson notepad with staff and boxes for nothing time practiced per day and my written practice instructions
  4. Note flashcards, preferably, multicolour set by Alfred
  5. Completed contract
Voice
  1. Bring a loose leaf w/staff, 10-20 sheets regular notebook paper
  2. Photocopies of music from songs you'd like to learn w/chord symbols over top if possible
  3. Handkerchief/pencil
  4. Tape player that records you voice (can get one at Radio Shack ) and blank tape
  5. If you have a copy of a CD or tape of the music you wish to work( much music is available at the library) on and bring it to the lesson and if possible a copy of the music on CD(preferable ) or tape for me to listen to and familiarize myself with
  6. Completed contract
Bass Guitar
  1. Mel bay's Bass Guitar method, Book 1
  2. Amp/cord/strap
  3. Electronic bass guitar tuner
  4. Music stand for home practice(not needed at lessons)
  5. Lesson notepad with staff and boxes for notating time practiced per day and my written instructions
  6. Guitar stand to hold bass when not playing
  7. Guitar footstool
  8. Completed contract
Percussion/Drums:
  1. 5a sticks
  2. 2b sticks
  3. Bell sticks
  4. Timpani mallets
  5. Rent instrument form Music and Arts Center (410-461-1844)(unless already own one)
  6. Snare Drum/bells combo kit
  7. Music stand on which to place music book for practice
  8. Alfred Elementary Drum Set method/CD
  9. Alfred Elementary Snare Drum method book 1/CD
  10. A Fresh Approach to mallet percussion by Mark Wessels for mallet/bell percussion
  11. CD player/boom box for lesson
  12. Assg. Pad
  13. Contract
  14. Drum or practice pad set for home use