Music Supply Checklist
PLEASE HAVE THIS FORM WHEN CALLING OR VISITING MUSIC STORE
Congratulations! You are officially enrolled in the Kanawha County Schools Elementary Strings Program. An instrument and the following supplies may be obtained from any of the music stores that have agreed to stock the proper sizes and specifications for our school. These stores have reasonable lease, rental, and/or trial-purchase plans available. You may do business with any store you prefer. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Baroque Violin Shop, 1638 W. North Bend Rd. Cincinnati, OH call toll free (866)-VIOLIN9 on the web (will ship)
Gorby’s Music Inc., 214 7th Ave., South Charleston 744-9452
Kerr’s Music World, 911 Bigley Ave., Charleston 345-3011
Loft Violin Shop, 4604 North High St., Columbus, OH (614) 267-7221 (will ship)
Shar, call toll free (800) 248-7427, on the web (will ship)
Southwest Strings, call toll free (800) 528-3430, on the web: (will ship)
If you are considering purchasing an instrument from another source, please contact me (304-550-3078) to assist you in evaluating it, as one of the principle causes of pupil failure is an inferior instrument. You should obtain the following for your child:
1. Instrument _______________________ (have them measured for correct size)
2. Essential Elements 2000 for Strings Interactive, Book I (book must have same name as instrument)
3. A folding metal music stand for home practice (Absolutely crucial to develop proper playing position!)
4. A shoulder pad for violins and violas (This should be included in your rental)
5. A rock stop for cellos and basses (This should be included with the instrument rental)
6. Stool for basses, if needed
7. A pencil – BRING TO EVERY CLASS!!!
8. A soft cloth to keep the instrument clean – old T-shirts and diapers or men’s handkerchiefs work fine.
10. An electronic tuner ( I prefer the Korg Chromatic tuner CA-1, $19.99)
11. Empty paper towel roll
Students enrolling in orchestra must understand that they are making a commitment to daily practice at home. Good practice habits and a positive attitude have a great effect on the success your child will achieve through this class.
Parents are urged to consult the teacher at any time a question or problem arises. The earlier a real working relationship is reached between child, parent, and teacher, the greater your child’s success will be.
Ian Jessee, Orchestra Teacher