Students will spend the first month or so getting used to their instruments. At first they may be frustrated, but as they become comfortable with making sounds, distinguishing between connected and separated, they will suddenly realize they can play tunes! Lots of tunes! The beginning stages of learning to play an instrument are important because this is when many habits, such as how you treat your instrument take root. Take a look at the links above for some reminders of how to care for your instrument.