Instrument Video Demos

WHY WE MATCH INSTRUMENTS TO THE STUDENT
Selecting and Fitting an instrument

Experience has shown when a student and an instrument are matched, using physical traits as a guideline, the student will have a greater chance for enjoyment and success.  Are your TEETH even or uneven?  Are your JAWS round or sharp?  Are your LIPS full, medium, or thin?  Our in-house music teachers will help you select the combination which best fits you.

Click on the Pictures for
a brief demonstration of our most popular instruments

Clarinet

The clarinet is a versatile instrument in the woodwind family.  It has one of the widest ranges from low to high notes, and is commonly used in both jazz and classical music.

Flute

Flutes are in the woodwind family because they were originally made from wood.  The flutist creates a tone by blowing across the tone hole.  If you have a bottle, you can practice the same technique!

Saxophone

Like the clarinet, the saxophone uses a wood reed to make a tone.  It is a very popular instrument for playing jazz, but can occasionally be seen in the orchestra.

Trombone

A member of the brass family, the trombone is unique because it uses a slide to change notes.   The trombone plays lower, deeper notes than many of the other band instruments.

Trumpet

The trumpet is a member of the brass family.  You create a tone by buzzing your lips into the mouthpiece.   Although the trumpet has only three valves, a player can change many different notes by tightening and loosening their lips.

Violin

The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, cello, and the double bass.