Woodwinds (2230)

 This is a course to introduce the student to the Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone. The students will pick an instrument named in the above selection, and develop a consistent practice regiment. “Practice” is the main key aspect of this class. In addition to this class, there will be a performance as well. Students will perform a live concert in our Auditorium on January 25th 2019 at 7:30

We hope that the students enjoyed there performing experience and will consider joining our Concert Band for the following year for more performances. 


Students will receive a method book and supplies for there instruments.

The instruments are expensive and fragile so they should be handled with great care at all times. All students should take extra care of there instruments every time they have played it. I will go over with each student on how to take care of there instruments and to maintain them in good working condition. Each student is held responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to there instrument. Please do not leave your instruments in your Cor or Gym lockers.

Lockers will be provided to all students during instrument signing. Please come see Mr. Karaca for lockers as soon as you receive your instrument. The lockers are located next to the book store. 

Each student should be prepared for class and have his/her method books and instruments at all times.

A daily 30 minutes of practice should be applied each and everyday. Please parents, help your child learn and respect his/her instrument each and everyday. Practicing is an art form and should not be over looked. Practice makes better.


Your assignments are to practice each and everyday and become better on your instruments.

Grading Policy: 

Grades are based on the students overall progress on his/her performances of there instruments as well as there participation.

  • 75% of the quarterly grade on performance.
  • 25% of the quarterly grade on participation. 
  • (2) points off the quarterly grade for lateness after the first one.
  • (2) points off the quarterly grade for coming to class unprepared.
  • (5) points off the quarterly grader for cutting the class.

Final Grade:

The final grade for the course will be an average of all the quarterly grades as well as your final. Your final will be given towards the end of the 4th quarter. 


Students are encouraged to see Mr. Karaca if they feel they having any difficulty in regard to the class. If students are in jeopardy of failing the class, I will notify the student. I will also send home an academic deficiency report.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who are concerned about their child's performance are encouraged to speak to Mr. Karaca at Parent/Teacher interviews, by phone at (718) 423-8810 x255, or by email at

Parents, please, show an interest in the musical study of your child. Encourage your child to perform whenever the opportunity arises. Encourage them to have a steady practice regiment each and everyday. Provide them with a safe, nurturing environment to grow in music and in life. Please feel comfortable discussing with me anything that you do not understand. All graded material will be posted daily on Intergrade and can be viewed via Parent Connect on the SFP web site.