Frequently Asked Questions
Homework is due every Sunday evening by 9:00 PM using the SmartMusic software. Also, homework must be completed using the SmartMusic software. Emailing times will not be accepted. No exceptions!
Illness or bereavment of a family member. Remember, a performance is a test that cannot be made up. If the concert is missed, be sure to follow the attendance policy.
Yes, if the student has shown progress in turning in the weekly homework then a student is qualified to check out a CD and write a report regarding a biography on the musician and the likes and dislikes about the CD. They can also go to any classical or jazz concert (must be pre-approved by Mr. Methe) at a college level or above and write a half a page about the concert.
Below is a list of beginner instruments that I recommend.
If you are interested in purchasing a new or used instrument feel free to call or e-mail me at school. I would be more than happy to assist you. A good instrument will make a happier musician.
I usually do not recommend an Int. instrument. When looking at purchasing a new instrument I try to consider how long the student is going to be playing. If you can get a commitment from the student to continue through high school then I would go for a pro instrument. This will get them through life and will have a much higher re-sell value if needed. Please contact Mr. Methe before purchasing. I will help you make the best choice for the student?
A key to a good string instrument is the type of wood that it is made of, is it hand made or machine made, are the strings decent, and are the pegs slipping?
Here are some helpful tools when looking for a string instrument:
I would visit Morey’s music if I were purchasing a new string instrument. They will not sell you an instrument that is unworthy of being played. Store phone numbers are listed on the links page.
A website that I use is J.W. Pepper Sheet Music. They are local and have a wide selection of music choices for all instruments. ABI is also a great place to go for solo and small ensemble pieces of music.
As a non-profit organization, we receive limited funds that do not cover the everyday expenses needed to provide students with the many resources that will provide an educational music experience. Items such as sheet music, instruments, music stands, additional coaching, SmartMusic, and other teaching tools used on a daily basis are not funded by our State. Through the Participation Contribution and fundraising, we as a booster organization are able to provide a well rounded educational experience.
The Anderson group is an outside insurance company that offers insurance for musical instruments at a reasonable cost.
The Remind 101 text message service allows Mr. Methe the ability to text you without knowing your cell phone number. Simply enroll in one of the class codes below by texting (669) 200-6281.