Crestdale Strings Updates
6th Grade Orchestra and All Guitar Classes: December 7th at 6:00 PM in the Crestdale Gym.
7th and 8th Grade Orchestra: December 14th at 6:00 PM in the Butler High School Auditorium.
Students should arrive at 5:30 for either concert. Permission slip forms are being sent home this week and next. If a student needs to stay after, a permission slip MUST be turned in. Students staying after school will have the option of purchasing pizza for $5. Please bring the money for pizza on the day of the concert, not before.
We hope to see you there!
Recruiting Field Trips
Holiday Gifts/Upgraded instruments
Music and Arts is also holding their string showcase on Saturday, December 4th at the Arboretum. They will have hundreds of instruments, accessories, cases, bows, etc for purchase. Check it out!
A quality working instrument is extremely important to the success of your student. An instrument that does not stay in tune or that has poor tone will not be fun to play or to practice. Please avoid purchasing instruments online...especially from Amazon.com or eBay. I have seen many students bring these instruments to school and quit playing because of frustrations involving an unresponsive instrument. A quality instrument makes all the difference! I always recommend renting or purchasing the best instrument you can afford. Your student will love playing and love to practice if they hear pleasant sounds coming from their instruments. Please let me know if you need any help deciding on an instrument.
These instruments can be found at music stores in the area. I HIGHLY recommend going to a string specialist to purchase/rent your instrument! You can also find these instruments used on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or Reverb.com. Used instruments may need new strings, bridges, pegs, etc. Please feel free to email me if you have questions about a used instrument!
Eastman String instruments
Scherl and Roth
Guitarists will need an acoustic guitar that fits them. I suggest the Yamaha C-40 or Yamaha Folk Guitar Series. Other great brands are Epiphone, Fender, Guild, Gibson, Breedlove, etc. Pretty much anything you can get at a reputable music store listed below.
Please contact me before buying an instrument that you think is a "great deal." These "amazing deal" instruments are usually found on Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, or Ebay and go by the name of Mendini, Cecilio, Lico, Windsor, First Act, etc. In the string world, you really do get what you pay for!!
Local Music Stores
102A S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036
8653 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027
2112 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 373 - 0551
5533 Westpark Drive,
Charlotte NC 28217
(704) 522 - 9253
10408 Centrum Pkwy, Pineville, NC 28134
8046 Providence Rd C, Charlotte, NC 28277
4209 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525 - 5073