By Renee Bordner
For most people, they think of crayons, glue, scissors and paper as back to school supplies. At Note-worthy Experiences Music Studio, our back to school supplies also include staff paper, music stands, metronomes, tuners, rosin, cork grease, instrument repairs and even new instruments! We want our musicians to have that same sense of hope, promise and excitement as they dive into new music and or audition for a new role in their band, orchestra or chorus! We want our music student to begin the year with confidence that they can accomplish lofty goals and chase big dreams. Sometimes it might be a new piece of music or a fresh assignment notebook that can spark this energy. However, it can be very challenging for student to keep this excitement going if they are working on a broken, untuned instrument or one that they have outgrown. Please be sure to check in with your child AND your instructor to make sure that they are using the proper instrument for the child to take their music to the next level. Piano students should be working on weighted action digital piano with a pedal or an acoustic piano. Viola, viola and cello students should be working on an instrument that coordinates with their height. Drum students should work with full sets and guitarists should work with a youth or full-sized guitar. In some situations, it is more cost effective to rent an instrument until the child reaches the full-sized instrument size and level. Our instructors can assist in answering many of your questions about which instruments and other supplies to consider adding for your musician.
Incidentally, while I was writing this post, I received this from Steinert’s piano. Please feel free to use this certificate for a deal on the purchase or rental of a piano. https://msteinert.com/note-worthy/.