Weighing about half the weight of a traditional flute, the jFlute is extremely durable and easy to maintain.  The head joint contains

the traditional lip plate, but can also be converted to a recorder

style lip plate, easier for students to blow and make

a sound.  It includes left hand key extensions for 

little hands, and plays most of the range of a flute.

jFlute

Flute

Trumpet

Because it is made out of plastic, the pTrumpet is less than half the 

                               weight of a brass trumpet making it ideal for the

                                                   younger player who may have difficulty

                                                   with the weight and balance.  It's

                                                  mouthpiece sizes are especially made for

                                               younger students, making it easier to blow.

pTrumpet

Instruments for Loan

Band Instruments

Flute

Clarinet

Saxophone

Trumpet

Trombone

Percussion

Orchestra Instruments

Violin

Viola

Cello

Harp

How can K-5th graders' little hands hold and learn to play big instruments?

Clarineo

The clarinet may also be big for your K-3rd graders, so we'll 

     use the Clarinéo, a type of clarinet that is small enough for

        students as young as 4 years.  Because it is smaller than a

            clarinet it takes away a lot of the physical challenges, and

               because the fingering is the same, the transition to Bb

                    clarinet is quick and easy when ready.

Clarinet

Saxophone

K-5th Grade Band and Orchestra

Don’t want to wait until 4th grade to play an instrument?  

Now you don’t have to!

Introducing...

K-5th Grade Band and Orchestra!

(instruments can be loaned for only $9 per month)

When:  

Tuesdays - 4-6pm (PRE)

(classes occur for the first 60-75 minutes, rest of class will be an "End of Class Activity" found on the MENU above)

Who: 

K-5th graders who want to play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument

Level:  All levels from beginner (never played an instrument) to 3 years experience playing an instrument

Cost:  See Registration Page

Time:  All Classes 4-6pm (PRE)

Location: Piney Ridge Elementary School

Transportation:  Transportation will be offered from Freedom, Linton and Carrolltowne to Piney Ridge Elementary School for a $25 transportation fee every 4 weeks.

 

This program is for K-5th graders who want to learn a band or orchestra instrument as part of the Awesome Kids Program. Instruments can be loaned for only $9 per month!

 

This program is perfect for students who don’t want to wait until 4th grade to learn an instrument or those who have already been playing for up to 3 years.

Practice Records

Students cannot improve if they do not practice.  Practicing at this age is also something parents should manage with their students.  Practice records are provided so students manage their practice time and improve.

One of the key reasons this class is unique is because students choose the instrument they want to play, but learn it on instruments that fit their physical size.  Instruments offered in this program are:

Band Instruments

Flute

Clarinet

Saxophone

Trumpet

Trombone

Percussion

Orchestra Instruments

Violin

Viola

Cello

Harp

While an alto saxophone can be HUGE for K-3rd graders, we'll use the jSax which weighs about 1/2lb. (alto sax weighs almost 5 lbs., heavy after a long time practicing), is water proof, and has adjustable fingering keys for all sizes of little hands!

jSAX

Violin, Viola, Cello

pBone mini

Violin, viola and cello, will be offered according to student size.  String instruments start at 1/10 size and go to 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4 size.  

                  Most students in this program will

                    start at 1/4 or 1/2.

Trombone

The pBone mini's slide positions are much shorter and thus can be reached by the shortest arms. With its small plastic mouthpiece, beginners can produce their first notes effortlessly with a sound that is full

and even. At less than half the weight

of a brass trombone, the

pBone mini is the ideal

way for young children to

open the door to the incredible world of music!

Instruments of Normal Size

While there are many instruments shown on this page that are meant for little fingers, as soon as children are able to properly play the correct size instrument, we transition the student to it.  No need to play a small instrument that lends itself to small children if they are ready to play "the real thing".