Timothy Murphy » New Student Information

New Student Information

  • Before you go any further, if you are interested in joining the band, see our page at Be Part of the Music!


    Playing an instrument is a rewarding experience, the benefits of which can last a lifetime. There are countless studies that show that students who study music perform better academically, and  the discipline and attention detail acquired through studying music can be applied to all aspects of a person's life.


    Here at Lincoln School, we offer the opportunity to take instrumental lessons beginning in the third grade. All a student needs to participate is an instrument (currently we offer lessons on the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and percussion), and a willingness to work hard and practice. You may purchase an instrument from anywhere you choose, however I ask that any parent interested in purchasing an instrument on their own to please contact me first; finding an instrument can be overwhelming if you aren't sure what to look for, and there are many cheap, poor quality instruments out there, and I'd hate to see you spend money on something that isn't going to work well, or that will break quickly.


    Another option is renting an instrument through Music & Arts. Most instruments can be rented for about $30 a month, and all the instruments they rent are good, reputable brands. You can find more information on their website, www.musicarts.com. Linked below is a detailed set of instructions, explaining how to rent an instrument online with Music & Arts.


    Whichever option you choose, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. The best way to reach me is by emailing me at tmurphy2@northbergen.k12.nj.us. I am happy to help in any way that I can!