Fortunately, in this day and age, lots of help is only a click away!
In class, of course, the primary resource is your child’s band director. However, sometimes when you are at home practicing and it just isn’t working a quick fix is needed…
**Please Watch** These websites have videos on all beginner instruments on how to play and are amazing! http://www.fnssmusic.ca/resources/instrument.php
YouTube.com is the best resource ever for help, for inspiration, whatever. Try using searches like “beginner oboe” or “help with trumpet” or “learn flute” and all sorts of people (granted, some better than others) have put together helpful instructional videos.
http://www.beginband.com/ Great FAQs and instrument information.
http://www.clarinetmentors.com is a FANTASTIC resource for Clarinets.
https://www.thezoen.com/ is a neat resource for online private lessons. You do have to pay, but there are some fantastic teachers that students in Fort St. John would never otherwise have access to.
http://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/parents/beginning-band-and-orchestra/cleaning-and-maintenance/ Cleaning and Maintenance – keep things in good playing condition and clean!
Helpful links: http://www.maranausd.org/index.aspx?NID=6974