Lessons & Orchestra Information

(2023/2024 School Year)

Mr. Vannoni, Orchestra Director



To Bring to Lessons


Sharpened Pencil with Working Eraser


Essential Elements Book***

*** 3rd graders will receive a new Essential Elements book this year and will use it all this year and through the 4th and 5th grade. Please take care of this very nice book.

***4th and 5th graders should bring their previously-used copy of Essential Elements to lessons this year.

Instrument and Bow

Instrument Case


Sponge (violins and violas)

Endpin Strap (cellos)

Rock Stop (basses)

Lesson Schedule:

Each student gets one lesson per cycle. Please check your lesson schedule to see when your

next lesson is.


At Home

Instruments should be kept in a cool, dry, safe place and should only be used by the student

learning the instrument. Parents can help the student set up, too!

Each student should have access to a music stand (folding music stands are ok and convenient).


Practicing at Home


Each student should practice for 10-15 minutes each evening after school, and once on the

weekend for about 15 minutes. This will ensure that students are training their muscles to play the

instrument efficiently and correctly. Consistency is really important when learning an instrument.




4th and 5th grade orchestra (Concert Orchestra) has already started. Concerts will take place in

January and June. Students will be receiving repertoire during the next few rehearsals.

3rd grade orchestra (Beginner Orchestra) will start in January. A concert will take place in June.

Students will be receiving repertoire, as well as a schedule, in January.


All orchestra students will need to bring a pencil and a folder to all rehearsals. Sheet music will be

handed out at rehearsal.


Private Instrumental Lessons

Please contact Mr. Vannoni for a list of private instrumental lesson teachers in the area. Private lessons are not necessary but are a terrific way to enhance your child’s musical experience!

Private instrumental lessons are not required but they are a way to grow musically and

technically on your instrument.

Private String Lessons



New York Musician’s Center

Bellmore Location: (516) 515-0236

701 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710

Music Emporium

Phone: (516) 221-4888

Email: [email protected]

The Rock Underground

Phone: (516) 221-ROCK (7625)

300 Bedford Avenue

Bellmore, NY 11710


Private lessons are not necessary but are a terrific way to enhance your child’s musical experience!