Instrument families

Explore the diverse and captivating instrument families that make up the backbone of music. Learn about the unique characteristics and sounds of each family, and find inspiration for your musical journey.
Instrument Family Lessons, Elementary Music Instruments, Instruments Of The Orchestra, Instrument Families, Elementary Music Teacher, Teaching Elementary, Music Lessons, Music Class, Teaching Orchestra

One of the topics most of us teach in elementary general music that can easily become dry and boring to teach (and to learn) is the instruments of the orchestra. But it doesn't have to be! Today I'm sharing my 3 favorite ways to teach lower elementary students the 4 families of instruments in the orchestra. 1. Classical Pieces I'm sure this is an obvious choice for many- Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is an oldie but a goodie! The piece very clearly gives students a sense of the…

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Rachel Rhine
Preschool Music, Music Activities, Teaching Music, Music Games, Teaching Band, Kindergarten Music, Church Activities, Music Lessons For Kids, Elementary Music Education

Need an engaging activity to reinforce the instrument families? Need an emergency sub plan that can be used by a non-music sub? You should try this new resource--Instrument Family Races. This resource includes 24 instrument cards, 2 game versions, and a video demo. You only need to provide 4 or 8 hula hoops. I divide the class into 2 groups. Each team has 4 hula hoops to represent the 4 instrument families (string, woodwind, brass, percussion). The hoops will be on one side of the room. One…

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Erika Beland