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Lessons are offered in the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (Mallets/Bells and Unpitched Percussion focussing on the Snare Drum), and Bass Guitar (instrument groups are limited in size).
INSTRUMENT RENTALS and MATERIALS
Please arrange for your instrument rental or have a previously owned instrument checked by a professional. Lebanon Borough School deals directly with two rental companies: K&S Music (school code 5110 for 10-months or 5114 for 4-months) and Hunterdon Music.
In addition to an instrument, your child will also need the following:
(Please order these items when ordering the instrument or purchase separately if you are using a privately-owned instrument.)
1. REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADES AND INSTRUMENTS: A music book: “Standard of Excellence Enhanced Comprehensive Band Method Book 1 for (your instrument)” by Bruce Pearson. ” (Available at most instrument vendors and also Amazon.) This may already be included in your rental (depending on the company) but, you will need to specify the book. Click to order your book from Hunterdon Music.
2. A music stand - highly recommended but, this is not required (necessary to promote proper posture during at-home practice)
ACCESSORIES FOR EACH SPECIFIC INSTRUMENT: Click to order accessories from Hunterdon Music.
CLARINET: Box of reeds- I recommend starting with strength 2 (though you may move up to 2.5), Rico is a recommended brand.
SAXOPHONE: Box of reeds- I recommend starting with strength 2 (though you may move up to 2.5), Rico is a recommended brand.
TRUMPET: valve oil
TROMBONE: slide oil
BASS GUITAR: Extra set of strings, bass guitar cable (for the amp), ideally your own small amplifier for home
PERCUSSION: You will be renting a bell kit. Please purchase a drum pad and drum sticks (if not included in your rental).