Family Consultation

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They’re playing an instrument…now what do they need?

With a personal and private consultation at The Music Store you will know what can and should be addressed to maximize your students performance.

Consultations typically take between 20 and 45 minutes and when you’re done you’ll know the following:

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What you’ll know

 
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Orchestral Instruments

  • Correct size of instrument. You’ll know if you’re playing on the right size or when you can expect to change sizes.

  • Chin and shoulder rest is fitted specifically to you. Many players suffer from various pains or fatigue associated with a poorly adjusted shoulder rest and the wrong chin rest. Chin and shoulder rests differ to accommodate various body types.

  • Your instrument fits your level. Beginner instruments do not get you through High School well. We can evaluate your level and ensure your instrument matches your level.

 
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Brass

  • Mouthpiece fits you. Mouthpieces come in various sizes, much like shoes, and when you find your perfect fit playing becomes easy and your tone projects to the back of the room.

  • Adjusted to fit you. Finger rings, rotor pull arms, and other various parts of the instrument can be adjusted to fit you better.

  • Your instrument fits your level. Beginner instruments do not get you through High School well. We can evaluate your level and ensure your instrument matches your level.

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Woodwinds

  • Mouthpiece fits you. Mouthpieces come in various sizes, much like shoes, and when you find your perfect fit playing becomes easy and your tone projects to the back of the room.

  • Right reed and ligature. The right strength of reed depends on the mouthpiece you play on and the right ligature can make your instrument play much more easily.

  • Adjusted properly. Wind instruments have several adjustment points and can create a lot of difficulties if not regulated correctly. We’ll ensure everything works great!

  • Your instrument fits your level. Beginner instruments do not get you through High School well. We can evaluate your level and ensure your instrument matches your level.

 
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Fretted Instruments

  • Instrument fits your song style. Body shapes and wood choices change what sound your guitar fits well. Many players use the wrong instrument for the sound they’re attempting to create.

  • Set up is adjusted properly. Nut / bridge heights and truss rod adjustments are critical to your instrument being easy to play.

  • Perfect string selection. The strings that fit your music style, instrument and playing level can make all the difference to you enjoying your fretted instrument. Know you’ve got what you want.

  • Your instrument fits your level. Beginner instruments do not get you through High School well. We can evaluate your level and ensure your instrument matches your level.

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