Instrumental Music

Welcome to Band! ♫♪♫

Mrs. Sue Kosturko, Instructor

Please accept the invitation to join our Band Google Classroom!
Check your school email for information!
Keep practicing! Practice makes progress!

Distance Learning Instruction

It is important that you keep up on your musical skills. Here is the lesson for the week:

1:  Practice the warm up scale.

2:  Practice all of the songs for the “mini concert.” Even though we are unable to perform right now, there is always a performance in the wings.

3: If you have not already done so, log into your Essential Elements Book.

4:  Go into The Students tab.

5:  Watch a video on embrouchure formation.

6:  Keep a practice log.  Use the chart that is in your book.  Please have your parent initial.

The Music Program

Students in grades 4-8 may choose from clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion/bell kit/snare drum. Cost is $125 per school year. Instrument rental is additional.

Lessons will be on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted. Please scroll down for this week's lesson schedule.

If you do not have an instrument, please follow the rental procedures in the rental form available upon request. (Please note that you are not required to use the music service we suggest. You may choose whichever music company you prefer). If you have any questions about the rental process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you already have an instrument, please have your child bring their instrument to school.

Your child’s classroom teacher will have the lesson schedule posted in the classroom.  Lessons will be held in room 206/the music room.

Lessons will be 30 minutes, and will be on a rotating time basis to alleviate  missing the same academic area.

Please note:  All students will need to purchase the lesson book.  If you rent an instrument from Hambro’s House of Music, the book and music stand is INCLUDED. 

Click here for rental info. from Hambro's House of Music.
Click here for rental info. from Pleasantville Music Shoppe.

We will be using the comprehensive band method Essential Elements.  Make sure your get the right book for the instrument your child will be studying.

Because this is a band method program, guitar is not included.  Therefore, if on your interest form you wrote in guitar, please reconsider a band instrument. If your child is interested in guitar, I would be more than happy to direct you to other resources available. 


Sue Kosturko

Instrumental Music Teacher

M.A. Music Education