Instruments we Use at Fairmount Park-

Here are the instruments we use in the general music classes at Fairmount Park if you are looking to purchase one for your child to use at home.

Recorder in 3rd grade:

Yamaha YRS-23Y Soprano 

Guitar in 4th grade:

Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar (3/4 size)

Keyboards in 5th grade:

Casio SA-46 -Key Portable Keyboard

Online Music Notation Program-

Noteflight-Online Music Notation Software

Create music notation right in your browser and be part of the world’s best music composition community.

Online Metronome

Become a rhythm Ninja and practice with a metronome (or just type “metronome” into Google for another kind of metronome…).

Beginning Band Audio Files-

Standard of Excellence Accompaniment Recordings, Book 1 can be downloaded here to play along with the exercises and songs in your book.

Beginning Orchestra Audio Files-

Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1 can be downloaded here to play along with the exercises and songs in your book.

Blank Staff Paper

When you want to write down some music.

Private Music Teachers-

Below is a link to a list of private instrumental teachers. Teachers have provided their own information and are not endorsed by Seattle Public Schools. We encourage families to call several teachers to learn about personality, philosophy, and studio policies in order to find a good fit.


Opportunities to play music in the community

West Seattle Community Orchestras provides a community dedicated to musical growth, education, and appreciation, and welcomes musicians of all ages and abilities to create and perform music together. Students always participate at no charge; there is a modest fee for adults.