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School Purchase Orders

We accept school purchase orders. Please observe the following:

  • Purchase order must be on school/college/university letterhead.
  • You can download an order form here (or use your own PO as in above).
  • Billing terms are net 30.
  • Clearly indicate both billing and shipping address and any special invoicing instructions.
  • Please add shipping and handling charges when calculating totals (see table below).
  • Please provide a contact and phone in case we need to get in touch with you. If possible, also provide the name of the music teacher or other person who ordered the music.
  • Please mail PO to Mona Lisa Sound, 45 Brimstone Hill Rd., Middletown, NY 10941-3349 or fax to 201-696-3946
  • Please provide a contact and phone in case we need to get in touch with you. If possible, also provide the name of the music teacher or other person who ordered the music.

Total

Add

under
$30
$5.95
$30.01
thru
$60
$9.95
$60.01
thru
$100
$12.95
$100.01
thru
$200
$17.95
$200.01
thru
$300
$22.95
$300.01
thru
$400
$28.95
$400.01
and over
$35.00

When Will I Receive My Order?

We make every effort to get your package out the same day the order was received. The earlier in the day we receive the order and the amount of orders we have to process will impact on whether or not your order will go out the same day it was received. At the very least, your order will ship the next day (Sundays not included) and you will receive it within two to three working days from the day it ships.


How Do I Judge The Difficulty Levels?

Check the difficulty ratings accompanying each arrangement on this site. The ratings range from easy to advanced overall and are also rated by individual instrument. Please note that even the easy rating can go into 4th position, therefore none of our works are appropriate for those that are absolute beginners (in their 1st year of study). We will always help you select the most appropriate pieces.


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Tips for teachers

Offering music based on popular music is a clever way of disguising standard issues in technique and tone production within the students "own" culture. We recommend starting students on at least 2 or 3 contrasting works ABOVE their current level of perceived ability. Try:

  • "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (very classical)
  • "Stairway To Heaven" (well known and rock)
  • "Eleanor Rigby" (changing meters and mid-rock)

or for our easiest starters:

  • "Fool On The Hill"
  • "If I Fell"
  • "Blackbird"

IMPORTANT: Don't minimize the difficulty of this material when comparing to standard repertoire. In numerous ways it is harder.


Tips for performers

Programming this material is as much an art form as writing and playing it. If you will be augmenting a standard repertoire performance, may we suggest choosing at least two MLS works that have a strong recognition appeal and contrast one another. Consideration for audience makeup is crucial. Consider the following - do you want to:

  • Entice - "Dust In The Wind" is beautiful and soft yet highly recognizable,
  • Fool - "Satisfaction" starts out classical and moves into a highly recognizable bass line,
  • Blow away - "Heartbreaker" is loud, heavy metal, and virtuosic.

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The Hampton String Quartet Master Class and Demonstration Program

The Hampton String Quartet is available for short or long term instruction in conjunction with Mona Lisa Sound arrangements on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Quartet will work closely with your music department to tailor a program that takes full advantage of the Quartet's particular brand of music and substantial educational background.


Audience Reactions

HSQ consistently plays to standing ovations worldwide regardless of age or musical background.

  • Purchase order must be on school/college/university letterhead.
  • You can download an order form here (or use your own PO as in above).
  • Billing terms are net 30.
  • Clearly indicate both billing and shipping address and any special invoicing instructions.
  • Please add shipping and handling charges when calculating totals (see table below).
  • Please provide a contact and phone in case we need to get in touch with you. If possible, also provide the name of the music teacher or other person who ordered the music.
  • Please mail PO to Mona Lisa Sound, 45 Brimstone Hill Rd., Middletown, NY 10941-3349 or fax to 201-696-3946
  • Please provide a contact and phone in case we need to get in touch with you. If possible, also provide the name of the music teacher or other person who ordered the music.

Some Ideas for your partnership with HSQ

HSQ has successfully worked from one day to two weeks on a single campus with all age groups providing:

  • individual instrument instruction,
  • chamber music instruction,
  • master classes,
  • assemblies,
  • lectures,
  • concerts.

Bookings should be made well in advance. Please call 201-696-3937 or email HSQ Bookings to discuss the possibilities. See a sample residency program.


HSQ Concerts

HSQ is available for performances and concerts. HSQ has performed all over the world in a variety of venues. For bookings, call us at 1.877.263.5691 or email HSQ Bookings to discuss the possibilities.


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