Instrumental Music with Mrs. Wright 
    I teach both gereral music classes and fourth grade instrumental lessons and band.
    My general music classes are: Tuesdsay: 4L & 4M
                                                Wednesdsay: 3I & 4K/4N
                                                Thursday: 3F/3O & 3B/5P
                                                Friday: 3K & 3J/3N
    During the year we learn a variety of songs, play percussion instruments, compose, learn more about the instruments, dance and many other fun activities. 
    Instrumental students are learning how to: assemble their instrument, correctly hold it, sit up tall with their feet flat on the floor, breathing in with their mouth, using their tongue, counting to four in their heads and learning about their first five notes. 
    Look for their blank practice schedule in their folder. Please sit down with your child and map out the best day and times for them to practice 10 minutes for 3-5 days a week. The best way to become successful is to have consistant weekly practice. Keep the completed schedule in a high traffic area so it can been seen and used. 
    Still need to rent??  Go to the Music & Arts store in Toms River. It's right off exit 82 on the right in the Kohl's Plaza. 
    1 Route 37 W Ste 9
    732-240-5000 call ahead and they will have everything ready for you.
    www.musicarts.com is also an option. In-store pickup is quicker but you can choose the option for school delivery.
    Expect to wait 1-2 weeks for the instrument to arrive. 

    Students need an instrument and lesson book (Essential Elements for Band).  Music stands are for at-home practice.

    If you are considering purchaing your own instrument, please be careful. There are many low quality instruments at a bargain price, but they can break very easily and cannot be fixed. Please feel free to e-mail me with any instruments you are considering purchasing and I will give you my professional opinion.  

    Mrs. Alyssa Wright 
    Phone: 609-978-5700 ext. #1383
    Email: awright@staffordschools.org