RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WEBSITES

  1. Dallas Symphony  Orchestra
    • Links to composer information and sound files
    • videos of concert excerpts
    • Instruments of the orchestra:  sound files and videos
  2. New York Philharmonic Kidzone
  3. Classics for Kids
    • This site has rhythm activities for kids to do at home or on smartboards
    • Activity sheets to go with all music featured!
  4. San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
    • Learn about instruments of the orchestra
    • Compose music in the music lab
  5. ABC Classic Kids
    •  This is a podcast series designed to introduce classical music to little ones. With two distinct seasons Sounds Like Australia, narrated by ABC Play School’s Luke Carrol and Music for The Dreaming, narrated by ABC Bushwacked’s Kamil Ellis, Classic Kids focuses on Australian-made music performed by Ensemble Offspring, and gives your kids an opportunity to learn about instrument sounds, develop their musical vocabulary, and explore the importance of listening. It has a focus on indigenous stories.

MUSIC LESSON IDEAS

  1. Music checklist for activities to do at home. (not required to be marked)
    • This has been compiled by Kailee Marshall for her school (Bannister Creek). You can use it as a basis to start your own.
  2. Orff activities (body percussion)
    • Compiled by Kailee Marshall
    • video to go with activity
  3. SING PLAY MOVE: (thanks Jason Boron)
    • 26 Kodaly songs to sing, with actions.
  4. musicfun.net.au: QUIZZES AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF! Many thanks to Chris Wilder from Music Fun for allowing us to use their resources.
    • This is an amazing website with so resources for you all to use.
  5. MIDNIGHT MUSIC website
    • Katie Wardrobe has a lot of free resources on her page. She is a guru when it comes to music and technology
  6. VISUAL MUSICAL MINDS
    • This YouTube site has some awesome play along links for PERCUSSION, RECORDER AND UKULELE.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF WA

The WA Education Department has just made all their online resources available to all parents and schools.

There is not a lot of ARTS components as yet. Keep checking back for these.

AGE SPECIFIC RESOURCES

YEAR 1 TO 3

Music and Game Videos

  1. This is fabulous resource put together by Kate Goyder for her students at Wembley PS. Visit her page!
  2. Google Chrome Music Lab: 
    • Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
    • Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to sciencemathart, and more
  3. SOUNDWALKS: ABC KIDS
    • Soundwalks paint rich, sonic landscapes for children to explore with their imaginations, to develop an appreciation for the sounds of nature as well as to encourage a co-listening educational experience.
    • Listeners are guided through a narrative in a unique Australian environment. Each Soundwalk uses naturally occurring field recordings as well as subtle sound effects, to create an emotive, immersive and restful experience.
  4. ABC Classic Kids
    •  This is a podcast series designed to introduce classical music to little ones. With two distinct seasons Sounds Like Australia, narrated by ABC Play School’s Luke Carrol and Music for The Dreaming, narrated by ABC Bushwacked’s Kamil Ellis, Classic Kids focuses on Australian-made music performed by Ensemble Offspring, and gives your kids an opportunity to learn about instrument sounds, develop their musical vocabulary, and explore the importance of listening. It has a focus on indigenous stories.

YEAR 4-6

  1. Visit this wonderful blog put together by Kate Goyder at Wembley PS.  There is lots of fabulous links to games and videos.
  2. Google Chrome Music Lab: 
    • Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
    • Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to sciencemathart, and more.

APPS

  1. THE MUSIC INTERACTIVE

This site contains many apps (some listed below) and is well worth a look.

    • RECORDER PAD,
    • STAFFWARS,
    • KRANK AND LACY,
    • RHYTHMIC DICTATION
    • DRAWN TO KEYS
    • THYTHM BLOCKS
    • BOOM
    • DRUMS AROUND THE WORLD
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