Wind Instruments

Wind Instrument Classes

$120 for the 8-week session

  • Intermediate Level Low Brass (trombone, baritone, tuba) with Mr. Kurt Bauche (Ages 12 and up)

Mondays at 6pm

Instruction will include fundamental techniques specific for instruments in the low brass family. Print music will be provided. All instruction will be driven toward improving fundamentals and preparing for the recital at the end of the 8 week session. Students must be proficient on their instrument with at least one full year of experience. Register Here!

Required materials: *instrument, *maintenance items (grease, oil, etc) folder and pencil. Print music will be provided.

*Items may be ordered/found at Marler’s Music Store


  • Advanced Level Low Brass (trombone, baritone, tuba) with Mr. Kurt Bauche (Ages 14 and up)

Mondays at 4pm

Instruction will include fundamental techniques specific for instruments in the low brass family. All instruction will be driven toward improving fundamentals and preparing for the recital at the end of the 8 week session. Extra emphasis will be placed on material for Missouri All-District and All-State Band, and MSHSAA solo/ensemble festival. Register Here!

Required materials: *instrument, *maintenance items (grease, oil, etc) folder and pencil. Print music will be provided.

*Items may be ordered/found at Marler’s Music Store


  • Adult Beginning Band with Mr. Elliot Naes (ages 18 and up)

Mondays at 7pm *new students must first set up a meeting with the instructor by emailing enaes@farmington.k12.mo.us

This class is intended for adults who are interested in either learning an instrument for the first time or who are interested in learning an instrument after a long break since their last school music instruction. We will cover material from instrument assembly and making the first sounds, to simple folk songs. This class may function on it’s own or as a gateway to join other MAFAA Instrumental classes. Register Here!

Required materials: *instrument, *maintenance items (reeds, grease, oil, etc), folder, and pencil. Standard of Excellence - Book 1.

*Items may be ordered/found at Marler’s Music Store



  • Homeschool Beginning Winds with Mrs. Amanda Dement (Ages 11-18)

Tuesdays at 1pm *new students must first set up a meeting with the instructor by emailing mineralareama@gmail.com

Instruction will include basic fundamental techniques for trumpet and trombone, flute, saxophone and clarinet. Print music will be provided. All instruction will be driven toward improving fundamentals and preparing for the recital at the end of the 8 week session. Register Here!

Required materials: *instrument, *maintenance items (grease, oil, etc) folder and pencil. Print music will be provided.

*Items may be ordered/found at Marler’s Music Store



  • Intermediate Trumpet with Dr. Kevin White (Ages 12 and up)

Wednesdays at 5pm

The goal will be for each student to develop a reliable and comfortable embouchure that is efficient and can be built upon for future advancement. Trumpet music rudiments will be covered in all areas of trumpet pedagogy. There will be much one-on-one instruction and help, even within small group sessions adjusting to each student’s needs. Students in this class will participate in the recital at the end of the session. Register Here!

Students must be proficient on their instrument with at least one full year of experience.

Required Materials: *instrument, *maintenance items, notebook and pencil

*Items may be ordered/found at Marler’s Music Store