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.
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.
Instruments for Loan
How can K-5th graders' little hands hold and learn to play big instruments?
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.
K-5th Grade Band and Orchestra
Don’t want to wait until 4th grade to play an instrument?
Now you don’t have to!
K-5th Grade Band and Orchestra!
(instruments can be loaned for only $9 per month)
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)
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.
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:
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!
Violin, Viola, Cello
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.
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".