At-Home Music Resources

Below you will find music resources to help encourage continuous music-making at home. Please check out the first link below to see things your child did during music class last school year (2019-2020). This document also includes links to videos/recordings of some of the songs and activities. Below that link, I also have included many different online activities for practicing various musical skills. Please contact me via email if you find that any of the links do not work.
Please note that I cannot control the ads that show up with these Youtube videos.
Please always monitor your children while they are online.
 
- This includes links to videos and sound files for some of the songs and activities we have done (by grade level in the 2019-2020 school year).
 
Online Music Resources
  • General Music Resources
    • MusicPlay Online: Theme & Variations - This subscription-only site is currently open to all students during this closure. I don't know how long they will keep it open for free to the public. It includes many opportunities for practicing singing, reading rhythms and melodies, and more. You must log in with this temporary student sign-in: Username: snow   Password: 2020
    • Music Tech Teacher - Games and Quizzes for various music topics
  • Exploring Music and Sound
  • Freeze Dance Videos
  • Moving with Music and Poems
    • goNoodle Good Energy
    • Nutcracker March: The kids in Young 5s through 2nd grade have done this activity before (and possibly even 3rd grade). There are different sections of music. In the A section (the one you hear first), one group of kids acted like soldiers, marching around with cut-up pool noodles as beat swords, and during the B section, the other group of kids acted like fairies flitting around the room with scarves. After several times alternating between these, all of the kids turned into mice, skittering around the room (C section), and then turned back into soldiers and fairies after. While one group is moving, the other should be totally frozen. At home, kids could just keep switching between soldiers and fairies. :)
  • Letter Names of Notes
    • Staff Wars (you must enable Flash for this to work) (3rd Grade and up) - Be sure to select "Treble Clef" as your mission and change the range to be just the bottom line to the top, just lines, or just spaces.
      • If this version of Staff Wars doesn't work on your device (this is the Chromebook link), search for it online. It may even be available on your app store if you are using a phone or tablet. It most likely won't work on iPads because I believe they are not Flash-compatible.
    • Classics for Kids - Note Names
    • MusicTheory.net Customizable Note-Reading Exercises
  • Playing Rhythms with Your Family! :) For these activities, you will need your family to help out. Each person should choose a symbol to follow. You can use things around your house as instruments for each of the symbols, or you can use body percussion (clapping, stomping, silly sounds, anything you can think of really). Have fun making music together! Please note that I cannot control the ads that show up with these Youtube videos. Please always monitor your children while they are online.
  • Music Videos
    • Kids can listen, dance, move, and play the steady beat and their own rhythms with these videos. Encourage the appreciation of music of all kinds!
    • Please note that I cannot control the ads that show up with these Youtube videos. Please always monitor your children while they are online.