Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. -Psalm 150:3-4
The study of music contributes in important ways to the quality of every student’s life. Every musical work is a product of its time and place, although some works transcend their original settings and continue to appeal to humans through their timeless and universal attraction. Through playing instruments students can express themselves creatively, while a knowledge of notation and performance traditions enables them to learn new music independently throughout their lives. Skills in analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are important because they enable students to recognize and pursue excellence in their musical experiences and to understand and enrich their environment. Because music is an integral part of human history, the ability to listen with understanding is essential if students are to gain a broad cultural and historical perspective. The adult life of every student is enriched by the skills, knowledge, and habits acquired in the study of music.
Vic Firth has a wonderful section for online educational resources. Check out some of the tips below: Snare Keyboard/Concert Percussion
Jennifer Cluff has made her site ultimate resource for flutes on the internet. She was the Principal Flute of The Vancouver Island Symphony from 1995 to 2006 & has been Instructor at Vancouver Island University since 1993. She has included many how-to articles and videos, practice ideas, sheet music, sound samples, performance videos, addresses misconceptions, [...]