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Classical Music for the Elementary Classroom

No music education experience would be complete without guiding students to understand and appreciate the world of classical music. These digital resources help music educators keep classical l music alive and exciting with their visual and aural appeal for students and adults alike.
A Collection By John Campbell
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Classical Music for the Elementary Classroom
  • Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Webtool
    listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org
    listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org
    John Campbell says:
    This site is visually and aurally stimulating, and teaches students to better understand instruments and their role in the orchestra through animation, pictures, and recordings. I use this site with my second grade students each year as they listen, identify, and categorize instruments by their families and their sounds. The recordings are of very high quality, and the games are perfect for personal computers or interactive smart boards.
  • John Campbell says:
    This resources is designed in a way that allows students to learn about instruments and music of the orchestra through digital exploration. Students can listen to exerts from pieces by a broad array of composers, learn about music through a visually appealing musical timeline, and discover the role of a conductor through fun games.
  • Classics For Kids

    Website
    classicsforkids.com
    classicsforkids.com
    John Campbell says:
    Cincinnati Public Radio provides us with this terrific resource for music lovers of all ages. Each week the site features a new composer, and has students learn through listening to a brief podcast featuring stories and music from the composer. The site offers activity sheets and digital games, but specializes in recordings and interactive digital experiences that align with national standards.
  • DSO Kids

    Website
    dsokids.com
    dsokids.com
    John Campbell says:
    DSOKids.com is a tool to help instill a love and appreciation of classical music in children. Their instrument-specific recordings and pictures help students learn to identify instruments, and their recordings of pieces (sorted by composer) is useful in teaching students to hear the differences between styles and musical periods. The games are not only fun, but can be used as full-class assessment tools if used on a interactive white board.
  • John Campbell says:
    This site is a wonderful guide for teachers and visual treat for students. Complete with lesson plans and activities, videos, and assessments, the Carnegie Hall Toolbox is designed to be used by teachers seeking grade level appropriate lessons for teaching music concepts in the elementary general music classroom.
  • MusOpen

    Website
    musopen.org
    musopen.org
    John Campbell says:
    Open source recordings and free sheet music resources and an invaluable tool for any any music educator. This is best for older students, and even adults, but can be used in conjunction with lessons on composers, musical form, instrument families, and listening.
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