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by Peter Sciaino

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The United System for Winds and Percussion is an individual or group lesson system developed for teachers by veteran music educator and well-known composer Peter Sciaino. Mr. Sciaino is not only the author and creator of this unique resource, but an avid user in his own classes. Specifically created to fit the need for repertoire that is not only flexible but simultaneously multi-level – the United System for Winds and Percussion solves a problem that more and more programs are facing. The United System for Winds and Percussion uses three progressive levels within each book: Bronze, Silver & Gold. These levels correspond to increased difficulty within each lesson. Each of the levels can be used progressively or at the same time, depending on the individual proficiency of each student. As class size and instrumentation in band programs become increasingly uncertain – the United System for Winds and Percussion will be a welcome support for any situation.

Peter Sciaino

Peter Sciaino (b.1975) is a passionate music educator, author and composer of band and orchestra music for all levels. He is currently published with Excelcia Music Publishing, Wingert-Jones Publications, Alfred Music, C.L. Barnhouse Company, C. Alan Publications, Carl Fischer Music, and RWS Music Company in the United States and Hafabra Music in Europe. Additionally, Peter has had music selected to Bandworld Magazine's Top 100, J.W. Pepper’s Editors' Choice and various state assessment lists.

Peter holds a BM from Syracuse University in Music Education and an MA from New York University in Music Composition. An instrumental music teacher at Whippany Park High School (NJ) for over 20 years, he directs both the concert band and jazz ensemble while co-directing the marching band and teaching AP Music Theory.

Learn more about the United System from its creator through our introductory video series.