How to teach Instruments and Instrument Families to Elementary Students

How to teach Instruments and Instrument Families to Elementary Students

Learn how to teach Instruments and Families from Sandra at Sing Play Create.

I used to struggle teaching Instruments and their Families to my students because I never got all the sound files put together in one place and my pictures were black and white, or my computer wouldn’t work and I couldn’t access the cool sites available. So I put together a blog post with 4 lesson ideas to solve all those problems. Now it’s easy to teach instruments in music class.

KEEP READING FOR ALL THE LESSON IDEAS-

TEACH INSTRUMENTS LESSON RESOURCE #1

Instrument Families Resource by Sing Play Create for music teachers in grades K-6.

Instrument Families: Orchestra and Classroom Mp3's,Story, Worksheets and Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This resource includes games, a story, posters, flashcards, activities and teaching pages- and SOUND FILES! 

Power Point with Cards and Sound Files for all Instruments.
PDF for easy printing
Teaching Pages on SOUND
Description of how each Instrument Family makes Sound.
Set of Instrument Family and (49) Instrument Cards with the names and without names.
MP3 FILES embedded and separate for your use. ELECTRONICALLY RECORDED
10+ Games for K-6 with Directions and Adaptations
Activities are in Black and White Printables.
STORY Activity & Writing Printable with template and example. (great for COMMON CORE Connections)
Printable for 3 Different Learning Activities
Picture of CONDUCTOR and MUSIC STAND
Print in Grayscale for fantastic Black and White Graphics.
Total of 150 Pages.
 
Here’s some of the things you’ll find in this resource!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You’ll find that this  bundle of pictures, games, activities, and worksheets gives your students diverse and interactive learning opportunities.
 
After all, you want to reach all learners and have fun! 
 
Believe me, your students will be able to recite and to identify the instruments and their families after they see what they look like, listen to how they sound, understand why they produce that sound, and how they belong in an Instrument Family. 
 
Remember, the activities are adaptable for K-6th grade.

THE SOUND FILES ARE ELECTRONICALLY RECORDED

HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE
There are so many different ways you can use this product in
your classroom!
Bulletin  Boards
Centers or Station Activities
One activities with private students.
Whole class lessons
 

INSTRUMENT LEARNING BUNDLE OF *Mp3 Sound *ACTIVITIES *GAME

INSTRUMENT LEARNING BUNDLE OF *Mp3 Sound *ACTIVITIES *GAMES *PRINTABLES K-6

 
 

TEACH INSTRUMENTS LESSON RESOURCE #2

Next are some great websites to help you teach about the instruments and specifically the orchestra.   Just Click on the Titles to go to those pages:
 

DSO KIDS- although they sell things too–great resource for composer info and pictures.

San Francisco Orchestra Teaching Kids Site-You’ll find the seating chart, the sounds, and games. Also a bit of history about the instruments.

CLASSICS FOR KIDS-Seating chart, sounds, games and explanations about the instrument.

TEACH INSTRUMENTS LESSON RESOURCE #3

USE VIDEOS



My own personal favorite!
Peter and the Wolf Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

TEACH INSTRUMENTS LESSON RESOURCE #4

TEACH WITH BOOKS

My students absolutely love this fun story book. The graphics and story line are delightful!

I’ve heard this book is a great resource to use during instrument lessons. And who doesn’t like animals?


 This one comes highly recommended. It definitely looks informative and a good way to introduce the variety of instruments in the orchestra. 

 (*please note that I do receive a small kickback if you purchase one of these resources)

I’m hoping that these Instrument teaching ideas help you in your music classes!

 

 

 

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Learn how to teach the instruments and instrument families in this blog post by Sing Play Create

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