Beginning Instruments

Unified Arts | Music
Instrumental Music
Grade: 7-8

This course is designed for students with little or no experience on a musical instrument. Students in the course work out of a method book and learn proper playing technique, scales, music reading skills, and appropriate care of their instruments. The course explores music from a variety of styles and eras, and students are expected to rehearse and perform with larger ensembles at two concerts per year. Students who need instruments should rent or purchase from a local instrument dealership. If needed, Thetford Academy also has several band instruments available for use.


Gregory Mellinger, Arts
Archived: Gregory Mellinger
Instrumental Music Teacher
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