• Materials: Beginning Orchestra

    Beginning Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Harp

     

    Thank you for meeting with us for your instrument interviews. We are excited to start on this new journey with you as you learn your instrument. Please check below for information regarding supplies for Beginning Orchestra this year. Most supplies can be bought from the instrument rental companies linked in step 5 on our web site. There are several other items to purchase from your favorite school supply store. We have provided Amazon links for ease of demonstrating products, but it should not be seen a promotion of the specifically linked product or of Amazon. Please check below, carefully, for your student’s needs. Harps may skip down to their section and only concern themselves with the supply information already sent to them.

     

    For ALL instruments (other than harp) - Easiest to get from the instrument rental companies

    • Essential Elements for Strings, Book One for your instrument
    • Suzuki Book One for your instrument
    • Folding music stand for home practice and off-campus performances
    • Metronome and Tuner or a combination machine (such as the Korg TM-60)
    • A tuner clip, works with tuner to allow individuals to tune accurately (such as Korg CM-300)
    • Rosin (basses see below for specific type)

    Additional for Violin and Viola:

    • KUN or FOM collapsible shoulder rest that matches your instrument size

    Additional For Cello:

    • Rock stop/Endpin Anchor
    • Be sure that you have an adjustable bench (like this piano bench) or a chair without arms that puts you at a balanced seated height so that your knees are slightly lower than the hips when seated.

    Additional For Basses:

    • POPS Rosin
    • Rock stop/Endpin Anchor
    • George Vance Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass Vol. 1
    • A yoga block (like this one, 4”x 6” x 9”)
    • Adjustable/Foldable black stool (a few options are linked below).
      • Option 1 (pick a height that fits your student’s standing measurement from the floor to half way up the thigh)
      • Option 2 (available from Lisle or Fishburn for less than is listed on this Amazon link, you may call these rental stores and ask for the sliding, adjustable stool)
      • Option 3 – anything else, without arms, at the correct height for your student, that would be easily movable and transportable

    Specifically For Harps:

    • Please revisit the email and letter that was sent to you regarding your instrument rental and supply list. Please let us know if you need it resent.
    • Be sure that you have an adjustable bench (like this piano bench) or a chair without arms that puts you at a balanced seated height so that your knees are slightly lower than the hips when seated.

     

    The rest you can get from your own house and/or your favorite office and school supply store.

    • Soft cloth for cleaning your instrument after use (a clean, old t-shirt works fine)
    • 1” thick, BLACK, hard cover, 3-ring binder (no transparent cover sleeves)
      • Pencil bag – inside the binder
      • One highlighter, any color – in the binder pencil bag
      • Two pencils with good erasers – in the binder pencil bag
      • Five-page dividers inside the binder (labeled: 1-Practice, 2-Scales and Warm-ups, 3-Theory and Homework, 4-Music, 5-Evaluations/Assessments)
      • Notebook paper (about 40 sheets) – inside the binder