BUFFETT MUSIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

Ms. Holly Baddley - 5th-8th Grade General Music. 
elizabeth.baddley@ops.org 

Mr. Tom Cosby - 5th Grade Band.
 thomas.cosby@ops.org  Phone: 402-659-2618

Mr. Maurice Garrett - 5th-7th Grade General Music; 5th & 6th Grade Chorus. 
 maurice.garrett@ops.org   Phone: 531-299-7585

Mr. Tom Miller - 5th-8th Grade Orchestra.
 thomas.miller@ops.org   Phone: 531-299-7538  

Mrs. Taylor Morris - 7th & 8th Grade Chorus; 6th-8th Grade General Music.
 taylor.morris@ops.org 

Mr. John Myre - 5th-8th Grade Band; Blue and Silver Jazz Bands; PEP Band; Band Buddies; Perc Ensemble; 
 john.myre@ops.org  Phone: 531-299-7535

MUSIC STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

Buffett students who are enrolled in any kind of music class are expected to bring the following to class with them each day: ipad (fully charged), ipad power cord (to charge ipad if needed), instrument (for Band & Orchestra students only), method book (for Band & Orchestra students only), sheet music (for Band, Chorus and Orchestra students only), Black 3 ring Binder and a pencil (for Band, Chorus and Orchestra students only). Please check with your music teacher for more information as they may have additional expectations on materials you must have for their specific class.  

BUFFETT MUSIC DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

BUFFETT MUSIC ONLINE RESOURCES

Here are some different websites students can use to practice their music skills or just have fun exploring: 

Smartmusic is an interactive music practice software that tells students if they are playing correctly or not as they practice at home. Band and Orchestra students will be using this extenstively this school year!

https://www.smartmusic.com 

The Rhythm Trainer is a free, Flash-based program for learning and practicing rhythm. 
https://www.therhythmtrainer.com/

SFS Kids is a very animated and fun website introducing kids to the orchestra but also has sections on theory basics and composers.
https://www.sfskids.org/templates/home.asp?pageid=1

New York Philharmonic Kidzone is has great graphics and fun games, especially for instrumental students.
https://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml?

Teoria is a website that offers a wide variety of activities and information about music theory. Appropriate for beginning through advanced musicians.
https://www.teoria.com/index.php

Music Theory.Net includes quality theory tutorials as well as interactive identification and ear training drills that focus on note reading, key signatures, intervals and triads.
https://www.musictheory.net/

FREE Online Metronome! Use this metronome to keep yourself steady when practicing your breathing, sizzles, mouthpieces/headjoints and anything else on your instrument!

https://www.8notes.com/metronome/