Instrumental Teaching Resources

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TUNING FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS: A ROADMAP TO SUCCESSFUL INTONATION

by Shelley Jagow

$24.99

The most COMPLETE intonation resource for band directors! This book contains everything a music educator requires to approach fine-tuning intonation with their ensemble:  * Learn the origin of our pitch tuning standard  * Understand when to apply equal tempered vs. just tempered tuning  * Calculate the proper harmonic ratios for fine-tuning chords  * Identify the best tuning notes for each instrument  * 14 Steps for Tuning Chords!  * Properly tune brass slides  * Improve your knowledge with over 70 tuning truths and myths. This resource includes intonation charts for tracking personal progress, along with extensively researched color-coded fingering charts for every instrument providing pitch tendencies and suggestions for alternate fingerings.

This book is rapidly becoming the adopted text for undergraduate instrumental music education courses. It is a unique resource for both novice and experienced band directors, gathering effective teaching tools from the best in the field! Includes more than 40 chapters on: curriculum, “then and now” of North American wind bands, the anatomy of music making, motivation, rehearsal strategies, repertoire selection, score study, program organization and administrative leadership, and much more.

TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

by Shelley Jagow

$34.95

This book is rapidly becoming the adopted text for undergraduate instrumental music education courses. It is a unique resource for both novice and experienced band directors, gathering effective teaching tools from the best in the field! Includes more than 40 chapters on: curriculum, “then and now” of North American wind bands, the anatomy of music making, motivation, rehearsal strategies, repertoire selection, score study, program organization and administrative leadership, and much more.

DVD: TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

by Shelley Jagow

$19.95

Visit a virtual rehearsal on your computer where each video clip illustrates a different rehearsal concept, including: warm-up, style, intonation, balance and blend, rhythm, and musicianship. Featured music educators include the late Frederick Fennell, Colonel Timothy Foley, Jerry Junklin, H. Robert Reynolds, Mellory Thompson, William Wakefield, and Garwood Whaley. Bonus items include: course activity forms, letter templates, and resources as referenced in the book Teaching Instrumental Music; letter templates include more than 20 sample letters on topics from recruitment to assessment; resources provide entries for locating clinicians, artists, publishers, and professional organizations; finding school grants; evaluating facilities; determining balanced instrumentation for any size group with an interactive calculator; and more. 49 minutes.

Woodwind Method Books

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These method books cover every possible style appropriate to an intermediate woodwind player. It includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century eras while representing more than a dozen countries. Original compositions are included to strengthen young artist skills in developing both facility and tone. The musical collection provides a diverse selection of quality repertoire presenting composer information, nationality, and music terminology.


  • Challenging and rewarding music in a range that explores both the high and low register
  • Musical exercises to teach phrasing
  • Long tone exercises
  • Articulation patterns
  • Variety of tempos, dynamics, time and key signatures
  • Fun, quality music that motivates practicing and performance

Saxophone Resources

DVD: THE LONDEIX LECTURES

The LONDEIX Lectures on DVD (13+ hours): lectures by legendary saxophonist Jean-Marie LONDEIX in collaboration with William Street (English translation)


    • Pierre-Philippe Bauzin "et le musique pour Saxophone"
    • André Caplet “La Légende”
    • Claude Debussy “La Rapsodie avec Saxophone”
    • Edison Denisov ”Sonate pour Saxophone et Piano”
    • Alfred Desenclós “Prelude, Cadence et Finale”
    • Pierre-Max Dubois “Concerto pour Saxophone”
    • Alexandre Glazounov “Concerto in eb”
    • Paul Hindemith “Sonate pour Saxophone”
    • Jaques Ibert “Concertino da Camera”
    • Christian Lauba “et la musique pour saxophone”
    • Paul Maurice “Tableaux de Provence”
    • Darius Milhaud “Scaramouche”
    • Francois Rosse “Le Frere Egaré”
    • Florent Schmitt “Légende”
    • and lectures on Transient Phases of Musical Sound, and Strategies for Practicing. 

CD: AVION SAXOPHONE QUARTET; Vol 1

The Avion Saxophone Quartet is a performing chamber ensemble comprised of Wright State University music students under the musical coaching of Professor Shelley Jagow. All members are music education and/or performance majors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Quartet membership is chosen annually on a highly selective audition process. Members on this album include: Adam Green (soprano), Josh Baker (alto), Michael Sawzin (tenor), and John Toerner (baritone).