Welcome to Mrs. Chesnovitz's Music Class
Whichever area of music your child is involved in, they must complete their homework to be successful. Homework for band members includes practicing at home. ALL band members are required to maintain a practice record of 60 minutes each week. Playing an instrument requires building muscles similar to training for any other physical activity or sport. Additionally, instrumental students must develop fine motor skills that are necessary for fingering and playing their instruments adequately. Please help your child develop a practice schedule and help them to complete their required practicing weekly.
Both Music and Art Center and City Music Center will service most instruments rented from them at Greenbrook School. Accessories are also available and will be delivered directly to the school. Accessory forms are available in the music room and online at Musicarts.com. All reed players should have at least three good reeds available to use in their cases at all times. Trumpet and Baritone Horn players should have a bottle of valve oil available and Trombone students should have slide oil. Once you child begins to play, please encourage them to care for their instruments properly and clean them often.
Our Advanced Band is in the process of adjusting to learning and performing more difficult music. As students continue to develop their skills in lessons and band, they are encouraged to listen to the links provided to assist them with practicing their parts within an ensemble setting at home. Most of our students are very diligent about pracitcing and remembering their equipment, but occasionally need reminders. Let's get the motivation going as we prepare to launch our Jazz Band in the near future.
Links to their music for practicing can be accessed through the links below.
Links to Advanced Band Music
Armed Forces March - http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2476696
* you might need to click on the button with the arrow to play the piece *
It is IMPORTANT for the students to remember to continue to practice regularly and to bring their instruments to lessons and band for successful musical experiences! Links to their music for practicing can be accessed through the links below.
Links to Beginner Band Music
Links to Jazz Band Music
Wellness, South Brunswick, and Instrumental Music
*** One of our district goals for the 2016-17 school year continues to be wellness. It is important that we address this issue in every area, including the performing arts. Please encourage your child to maintain a clean instrument as a method of staying well. Below are some links that provide instruction on how to maintain a proper working and sanitary instrument. In addition, please encourage your child to follow the suggested methods for practicing, stay hydrated while performing, and to maintain proper posture when practicing at home. All of these small suggestions can make a huge difference in the overall wellness of the entire group.
http://youtu.be/ww9KnbWamRs - How to blow a trumpet for the first time
http://youtu.be/7amjgygKefc - Trumpet Assembly, Disassembly and Daily Maintenance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Llrt9ICnkg&feature=share&list=PL99C6AE5CD4E44B23 - Clarinet - Assembly, Disassembly and Daily Maintenance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2pJhhJ1F6I - Flute - Assembly, Disassembly and Daily Maintenance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhNOofAaOsc&list=PL99C6AE5CD4E44B23 - Saxophone - Assembly, Disassembly and Daily Maintenance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskwEWVxTj8&feature=youtu.be - Trombone - Assembly, Disassembly and Daily Maintenance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sKPvuPeA_A&feature=youtu.be - Trombone Instructional DVD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxUkwz6PwDs&list=PL99C6AE5CD4E4 - Baritone Horn - Assembly, Disassembly and Daily Maintenance
General Music Classes
Our general music classes are chocked full of learning opportunities for our students. Some units may have homework included within. Homework can simply be for you child to sing the song they learnedin music class for you, their parent. Please help your chlld complete any assignment and remind them to turn it in. Since classes only meet once a week, papers often get lost. If you wish, you can always scan the homework into the computer and email it directly to me. I am also going to try to post some of the homework assignments on line to make completion easier for some.
You can view the grade level general music content that will be taught be accessing the music curriculum at the South Brunswick website.
Fun interactive music sites for children:
Classical music's great composers come to life through music and stories. Play music games, listen to different kinds of music, find out what this week's show is all about,
and learn about the instruments of the orchestra.
dsokids.com/ provided by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Listen and learn, take a tour of the concert hall, meet the musician of the month, play some music games, and join the club.
Provided by the San Francisco Symphony - Fun and Games through music for children
* Please feel free to access them with your children and learn something new in music.