Elementary Instrumental Instruction

The Worcester Public Schools offer small group instrumental lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola and cello in 22 elementary schools. Families are required to rent or purchase an instrument and method book. Lessons will happen virtually for 40 minutes once a week.

Lessons for returning students will begin the week of September 21 and lessons for new students will begin the week of October 5.

Please fill out the registration form before September 30.

New student registration forms

Returning student registration

Belmont Street

Mr. Levesque - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Burncoat Prep

Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mrs. Launderville - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


Canterbury Street

Mr. Wong - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Chandler Magnet

Mr. Levesque - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


City View

Mr. Pasierb - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Clark Street

Mr. Wong - Winds
Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet; starting in grade 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 4-6


Elm Park

Mr. Levesque - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Flagg Street

Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mrs. Launderville - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 4-6


Grafton Street

Ms. Jones - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet; starting in grade 4-6


Jacob Hiatt Magnet

Mr. Wong - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet; starting in grade 4-6


Lake View

Ms. Jones - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet starting in grade 4-6


Lincoln Street

Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mrs. Launderville - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


May Street

Mr. Pasierb - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Midland Street

Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


McGrath

Mr. Pasierb - Winds
Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 4-6


Nelson Place

Mr. Wong - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Norrback Ave.

Mr. Pasierb - Winds
Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 4-6


Rice Square

Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


Roosevelt

Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


Tatnuck Magnet

Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mrs. Launderville - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


Thorndyke

Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mr. Wong - Winds
Mrs. Launderville - Strings
Mr. Yaacobi - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


Vernon Hill

Mrs. Launderville - Strings

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 3-6


Wawecus

Mr. Levesque - Winds
Mrs. Launderville - Strings

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6

Strings/Grade: Violin, viola, cello, grades 4-6


West Tatnuck

Mr. Pasierb - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone for Gr. 4-6


Worcester Arts Magnet School

Mr. Wong - Winds

Winds/Grade: Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet; starting in grade 4-6

All items should be available where you’re renting your child’s instrument.

Wind Instruments:

flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, or trombone

Flute

  • Flute and cleaning rod should be in case.
  • Method Book: Essential Elements for
  • Band Book 1, Flute
  • Folding music stand
  • Clean Cotton Rag (from home)

Clarinet

  • Clarinet, mouthpiece, and ligature (goes around mouthpiece) should be in case.
  • Method Book: Essential Elements for Band Book 1, Bb Clarinet
  • Folding music stand
  • Extra reeds (#2 strength)
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Cleaning swab
  • Reed guard (recommended)

Saxophone

  • Saxophone, mouthpiece, ligature (goes around mouthpiece), and neck strap should be in case.
  • Method Book: Essential Elements for Band Book 1, Eb Alto Saxophone
  • Folding music stand
  • Extra reeds (#2 strength)
  • Reed guard (recommended)
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Cleaning swab

Trumpet

  • Trumpet and mouthpiece should be in case.
  • Method Book: Essential Elements for Band Book 1, Bb Trumpet
  • Folding music stand
  • Valve/slide oil
  • Clean cotton rag for cleaning (from anywhere)

Trombone

  • Trombone and mouthpiece should be in case.
  • Method Book: Essential Elements for Band Book 1, Trombone
  • Folding music stand
  • Valve/slide oil
  • Clean cotton rag for cleaning (from anywhere)

String Instruments

violin, viola or cello

String instruments come in different sizes. This is a helpful video to assure you choose the correct size.

Violin/Viola

  • Violin or Viola (check the above link for sizing)
  • Rosin (usually comes with instrument)
  • Method Book:
    • Launderville: Essential Elements for Strings 2000 Book 1 (for your instrument)
    • Yaacobi: All For Strings Book 1 (for your instrument)
  • Foam shoulder rest
  • 2 rubber bands
  • folding music stand
  • clean cotton rag for cleaning off rosin dust

Cello

  • Cello (check the above link for sizing)
  • Rosin (usually comes with instrument)
  • Method Book:
    • Launderville: Essential Elements for Strings 2000 Book 1 (for your instrument)
    • Yaacobi: All For Strings Book 1 for Cello
  • Clean cotton rag for cleaning off rosin dust
  • rock stop (also called an endpin rest)
  • folding music stand
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