Resources for Students & Parents

This page contains books, videos, websites, and lectures that students might find useful. The links are categorized into five sections:

Music Appreciation

History of Music

Philosophy of Music

Techniques of Music

Music Theory

Composition

Piano

Trombone

Creative Process

Improvisation

Electronic Music

Keyboard Comping


Music Appreciation

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Music History

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Jazz by Ken Burns


Techniques of Music

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Creative Process


Improvisation


Music Theory


Creative Process


Composition


Trombone


Electronic Music

 


Keyboard Comping

 


Piano Lesson Curriculum

In the course of study, we will work through the following texts:

Copland, What to Listen for in Music

Bartok, Mikrokosmos (Volumes 1 through 6)

Beringer, Daily Technical Studies

Schmitt,  Preparatory Studies for Piano

Starrer, Rhythmic Training

Hindemith, Elementary Training for Musicians

Mehegan, Jazz Improvisation (Books 1 through 4)

Rawlins, How to Play from a Real Book

Real Book, Volume 1

Bach, Two & Three Part Inventions

Bach, First Lessons in Bach (Books 1 & 2)

Early Intermediate Piano Works

Satie, Three Gymnopedies

Ravel, Selected Short Masterpieces

Debussy, Favorite Piano Works


Trombone Lesson Curriculum

Copland, What to Listen for in Music

Arbans, Method for Trombone

Kopprasch, Etudes

Rochut, Etudes

Blazhevich, Clef Studies

Blazhevich, Sequences

Orchestral Excerpts for Trombone

Wagner Excerpts for Trombone

Whigham, Jazz Trombone

Real Book, Volume 1

Starrer, Rhythmic Training

Hindemith, Elementary Training for Musicians

Rawlins, How to Play from a Real Book

Barat, Andante et Allegro

Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto for Trombone

Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique

Lars Erik Larson, Concertino for Trombone

Saint-Saëns, Cavatine

Bach, Cello Suites for Trombone


Composition Lesson Curriculum

Copland, What to Listen for in Music

Hindemith, Elementary Training for Musicians

Piston, Harmony

Persichetti, Twentieth-Century Harmony

Belkin, Musical Composition

Schoenberg, Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Bernstein, The Unanswered Question, Harvard Lectures

Piston, Orchestration

Adler, Orchestration

Hindemith, Musical Composition (Books 1 & 2)

Salzer, Structural Hearing

Berklee Melody in Songwriting

Berklee Songwriting Guide

Mehegan, Jazz Improvisation (Books 1 through 4)

Rawlins, How to Play from a Real Book