Monday, September 17, 2018
Here we go again! Things are back in the groove for another school year and the weeks are already flying by. The Quick Note newsletter is back for another year of helpful articles and it is now distributed to over 1,500 directors across the Midwest. Thank you so much for supporting this educational outreach tool that is so important to us. As you have any suggestions or article submissions, please let me know. I can always be reached at [email protected].
Stop and think right now. How many of your clarinet and saxophone players probably need reeds? Also, do you have middle school and high school students that would benefit from lessons? The answers to both questions are likely YES! We have two online solutions that can provide a helpful hand.
For reeds, many students play on worn-out or sub-par reeds because there has been a breakdown of communication between the student and the parent. Rarely is the issue that the parent can't afford the reeds or that the student isn't aware that quality reeds are necessary. The solution is to get as many of your students as possible signed up for thereedclub.com. This tool is very much like popular shaving clubs. With thereedclub.com, students can select the instrument, the brand and strength of reed, the quantity of individual reeds per shipment, and the frequency of how often the reeds are received. The shipments go straight to their door. Imagine never having to mess with selling reeds right as the bell rings. Imagine not messing with the transfer of money. Imagine your students getting regularly resupplied and always having fresh, quality reeds at great prices. Look no further - help us promote thereedclub.com with your students.
Another terrific resource is our new online lesson portal. One of our employees in our Broken Arrow, Oklahoma location is Dr. Carl Spaeth. Carl has taught online lessons for over ten years and helped us develop our own program. He recruited, vetted, and screened interested instructors and the program is now up and running. Students now have access to quality, weekly, private lessons from the convenience of their own home. Interested students simply need to go to palenmusic.com/iwanttolearn for more information.
We hope these tools are helpful to you and your students as you dig deeper into this fall semester. We appreciate your business and support very much and are always open to suggestions on ways to help. Blessings on a successful new school year.