• Newton Public Schools Elementary Instrumental Music Lessons
     
    Method Books and Accessories
     
     
    updated 6/14/18

     

    All of our recommended vendors have been provided this information and should be able to provide you with the method book required by your child’s instrument teacher.
     
     
    SCHOOL TEACHER METHOD BOOK USED
    Angier Cherie Goldstein – band

    Tom Sheppard – strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1
    Bowen Alisa Granada – band

    Cara Bergantino - strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1

    5th gr., Essential Elements book #2
    Burr Emma Barker/Tom Sheppard – band

    Emma Barker – strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1

    Cabot
    Molly Brown/Ken Mignone – band
    Tom Sheppard - strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1
    Countryside Tom Sheppard – band

    Cara Bergantino – strings
     
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1

    5th gr., Essential Elements book #2
    Franklin
    Ted DeColo – band
     
    Tom Sheppard –  strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1
    Horace Mann
     Megan Lotz - band & strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1


    Strings: Essential Elements book #1
    Lincoln-Eliot Leigh Schoepflin – band & strings Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1
    Mason-Rice Tom Sheppard – band

    Katie McIntosh – band

    Cara Bergantino – strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1

    5th gr., Essential Elements book #2
    Memorial-Spaulding Tom Sheppard – band

    Cara Bergantino – strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1

    5th gr., Essential Elements book #2
    Peirce Olivia de Geofroy – band
    & strings

    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1 

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1

    Underwood Anna Wheeler – band & strings Band: Accent on Achievement book #1 

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1
    Ward
    Ted DeColo – band
     
    Elaine Ropi –  strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1
    Williams
    Eric Ritter – band
    & strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: Essential Elements book #1
    Zervas Ken Mignone – band

    Cara Bergantino – strings
    Band: Accent on Achievement book #1

    Strings: 4th gr., Essential Elements book #1

    5th gr., Essential Elements book #2
     
     
    ACCESSORIES: The following is a list of recommended accessories. There are many accessories available to student musicians. Those items listed below have been determined by our instrumental music staff to be the only accessories necessary for beginning students.

    · Instrument case with identification tag

    · Folding music stand for home practice. Music stands do not need to be brought to school.

    · For Clarinet & Saxophone: Box of 10 #2 reeds to start; Oboe: 2 wooden reeds, cork grease

    · For Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet: valve oil/slide oil

    · For String instruments: Rosin

    · For Cello & String Bass: End pin rest

    · For Band instruments: Cleaning kit (except percussion)