Reading Music and Learning about Instruments of the Orchestra 9-17-16

We have two fun activities going on in 3rd Grade Music right now.

Learning to reach rhythms and play them on the tambourine.

Exploring Instruments of the Orchestra

Introducing the Orchestra and four instrument families

  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Percussion

Exploring the Brass Instruments

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Tuba

Coming Soon:  Exploring the String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass)

Here are two wonderful examples we found on YouTube:

It might be fun to watch these short videos with your child, and see what they remember or know about the various instruments.  Which are most interesting to them?  Would they like the job of being the conductor??

If you have any experience and would like to volunteer to demonstrate any of these instruments, I guarantee you play better than I do!  But I am a risk-taker, so it's all good.

Please be sure to contact me with any concerns, questions or suggestions you have!

  • School Email:  cynthiajorstad@vistausd.org
  • Music Room Phone:  (760) 726-2170 Ext. 44316
  • Ms Jorstad's Website:  www.JorstadMusic.com