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Instrument families

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Ideas for teaching the instruments of the orchestra-sub plans

In 4th and 5th grade, we really go over the instruments in detail (soon the students will get to chose one if they'd like to in Middle School). Also, my 4th grade students will visit our local university (NMSU) in mid-November to attend an orchestral performance. So, it is time for me to go over the instruments of the orchestra (again). To begin: I'm a huge fan of the SFS Kids website. I use this every year as we go over the instruments, coupled with videos of prestigious orchestras from…

Tons of free printable flash cards.  Can be made into 3-part cards for reading, matching, vocabulary development

Printable flash card illustrating: clarinet, French horn, guitar, drum set, piano, trumpet, bass, violin, saxophone. Printable PDF versions available for download.

Like the woodwinds, all the brasswind instruments require the player to use their breath to make sound.  Very often they are made of brass, but even if they’re made of nickel, silver or wood,…

Like the woodwinds, all the brasswind instruments require the player to use their breath to make sound. Very often they are made of brass, but even if they’re made of nickel, silver or wood,…

Download a 32-half page set of mini orchestra coloring pages! The perfect complement to your orchestra unit study!

Download a 32-half page set of mini orchestra coloring pages! The perfect complement to your orchestra unit study!

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