The following are various exercises and drills that can be used in lessons and home practice.


Flute Start Up - Most "band methods begin on notes such as concert D, Eb, and F that are difficult at first. Use this first :)

Flute Octave Exercises - Flute Octave I (same fingerings, change embouchure), Flute Octaves II (fingering changes as ledger lines increase). These two exercises created and contributed by Mark Syslo (Parkland School District, Allentown, PA).

Clarinet Low Register - Some simple, fun songs that get clarinettists covering the holes on their lower (right) hand.

Mallet Percussion "Start-up" - Sequenced exercises for beginning mallet players, especially if coming from battery-only percussion background.

Percussion Rudiment Review


5th Grade Percussion Review