Student Goals

Performance Goals for Saxophone, Clarinet, & Flute Students

I’ve compiled this list of performance standards for the young musician in an attempt to streamline my teaching efforts.

Each goal should be met and signed off on before proceeding to the next level of performance. Some of these are ambitious goals for young students, but they will provide valuable knowledge and the best foundation for superior performance and musicianship. I firmly believe in the basics. They include scales, studies and books, and solo repertoire for each student. My private students will flexibly follow these goals during their time with me. I supplement these with musical theory, tone, and advanced techniques. I also provide many performance opportunities.

I’m currently accepting students in San Mateo, CA!

Woodwind Study Goals and Repertoire

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
1-2 years 2-3 years 3-4 years
Scales:
1 Octave Major 2 Octave Major Full Range Major
Natural Minor 1 Octave Melodic & Harmonic Minor 2 Octave
Arpeggios:
1 Octave Major & Minor 2 Octave Major & Minor Major and Minor Full Range
Books: 2 each year 2 each year 2 each year
Saxophone Essential Elements 1 Rubank Intermediate Rubank Advanced
Rubank Beggining Melodious and Progressive Studies Klose 25
Niehaus Beginning Jazz Selected Studies Voxman
Niehaus Intermediate Jazz
Clarinet Essential Elements 1 Rubank Intermediate Rubank Advanced
Rubank Beginning My First Klose Celebrated Method Klose
Bearmann 3rd Division Method
Flute Wye 1 & 2 Wye Practice Books 1-3 Wye Practice Books 4-6
Essential Elements Selected Studies -Voxman Melodious and Progressive Studies
Recital & Repitiore: grade 1 music grade 2 music grade 2-3 music
Saxophone Making Music Fun Rubank Saxophone Solos Concert and Contest
Classic Festival Solos 1 Classic Festival Solos 2
Clarinet Making Music Fun Rubank Clarinet Solos Concert and Contest
Classic Festival Solos 1 Classic Festival Solos 2
Flute Making Music Fun 40 Little Pieces – Moyse Concert and Contest
Classic Festival Solos 1 Classic Festival Solos 2
Rubank Flute Solos
Level 4 Level 5
4-6 years 6-7 years
Scales: Full Range Major Full Range Major
all 3 Minor Full Range all 3 Minor Full Range
Arpeggios: Major and Minor Full Range Major and Minor Full Range
7 Chords, 9 Chords …etc 7 Chords, 9 Chords …etc
3 each year 3 each year
Books: Ferling 48 Ferling 48
Saxophone Klose 25 Klose 25
Uninversal Studies Universtal Studies
Niehaus Intermediate Jazz Rousseau High Tones
Maiden Voyage #54 Aebersold Niehaus Advanced Jazz
40 Studies Rose Rose
Clarinet Klose Klose
Bearmann 3rd Bearmann 3rd
Daily Exercises Wye Daily Exercises Wye
Flute Melodious and Progressive Studies Berbiguier Exercises
Top Register – Filas
grade 3-4 music grade 3-5 music
Recital & Repitiore: Concert and Contest Eccles Sonata
Saxophone Schumann Three Romances Gershwin 3 Preludes
Bozza Aria
Clarinet Concert and Contest
Flute Concert and Contest
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