Music & Methods

If you’re a music teacher you may be interested in purchasing some of the supplementary materials that I have developed during my teaching career. I have spent over 20 years developing materials that work for elementary and middle school bands. Some are available immediately, some are still “works in progress”.

Here are some of the features of the printed and upcoming material:
• High-quality printed music prepared with Finale Software for superior legibility
• Plastic comb or plastic coil binding, so they lay flat on the music stand
• PDF downloads that allow the purchaser to print however many copies are needed
• Exercises and music that have been tested with real bands in real situations

Here are the titles of currently published works that are available for purchase now:
Essential Studies for Beginning Band
Essential Studies for Intermediate Band
Essential Studies for Advanced Band

8 individual Beginning Band Concert Performance Pieces
9 individual Intermediate & Advanced Concert Band Performance Pieces
(PDF
Downloads — Print the number of copies you need for your band!)

Reading Exercises for Concert Band, Book 1
Reading Exercises for Concert Band, Book 2
Reading Exercises for Concert Band, Book 3

A Workbook for Jazz Style & Improvisation - (WJSI)
7 Beginning to Intermediate Jazz Band Tunes taken from the WJSI
(PDF
Downloads — Print the number of copies you need for your band!)
Cheeseweasel Chord/Scale Curriculum for Jazz Improvisation

The Cheeseweasel Drum Set Method

Essential Studies for Orchestra
Reading Exercises for Orchestra

Here's a title preview of some upcoming publications:
• Jazz Piano Voicing Studies
• The Beginning Songbook (big notes for little kids)
• The Beginning Songbook for Recorder and Guitar