It seems like just yesterday was the last day of school, and yet September is just around the corner already! If you have a student who will be taking music in the fall, here are some things to think about to prepare:
1) Is your instrument ready?
If you have played before, time to make sure your instrument is in good shape for the new school year. All band and orchestra instruments need regular maintenance, typically two or three times a year. The Music & Arts repair hub services band and orchestra instruments from schools all over Montgomery County and the rest of Maryland in addition to private repairs. Bring your instrument in sooner rather than later to ensure you have it back in time for the first day of class.
If you've never played before, we can help you decide what's the best option for your student this year. We have rental options available for band and orchestra instruments, as well as purchase options. Talk to an associate here and we can help you figure out which option is best for you and your student.
2) Do you have all your back to school supplies?
You've got your supplies for math class and english class, but what about band and orchestra class? All instruments have some basic supplies that need to be replaced each year. Make sure you have new cleaning supplies, enough reeds, manuscript paper, etc. At the store we have lists of common supplies that band and orchestra insturments typically use if you would like a reference.
3) Have you enrolled in private lessons?
Private lessons are the best way to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. Music & Arts is the nations leading lessons provider, and here in Rockville we would love to add you to our lessons family. Whether your student is brand new on the instrument or has been playing for years, private lessons allow a student to learn more effectively and have fun doing it!
If you have any music related questions for back to school time, don't hesitate to give us a call!