Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strings Family

This week we are learning about the Strings Family of instruments!

Here are a few videos that we are watching in class.

Class Notes - Strings

House of Sound - Strings


Joyous Quintet - Little Big Shots


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Brass Family!

This week we are learning about Brass Instruments!  Brass instruments are long tubes that are curled up.  To make a sound, you must "Buzz" your lips into the mouthpiece.

Here are the videos that we are watching in class.

Class Notes - Brass

House of Sound - Brass

Pelican 212 Brass Ensemble on Little Big Shots!

How It's Made - French Horn

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Woodwind Family Of Instruments

During the month of March, we will be learning about the 4 Instrument Families!

This week, we are learning about the Woodwind instruments.  

Here are the videos that we will be watching.

Class Notes - "Finding the Right Instrument for You:  The Woodwinds Family"

House of Sound - Woodwinds

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mrs. Land plays guitar!!!!

Did you know that Mrs. Land can play the guitar?!?!
Last week she stopped by my room and picked up my guitar and started playing!   I was surprised! So, I grabbed my phone and started recording!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy New Year!

It's been a really long time since I've made a post!!  So, here is an update on what has been going on at Dover Elementary!

4th grade has begun Recorder Karate and they are doing great!

January is Elvis Month!  K-3 are learning about Elvis!!  He's a favorite around here.  Check out the Elvis tab above for our favorite videos!

This week in 2nd-4th, our Word(s) of the Week are Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter Note, and Eighth Note.  We are watching this video to help us better understand these notes!

Monday, October 3, 2016


This week in music class 3rd and 4th graders started learning recorders!  This is Mrs. Stahl's favorite thing that we do all year!!  

A recorder is a small instrument that comes in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles.  

Here is a snippet of Mrs. Young's class playing their very first song!


I also found this video that I thought you might enjoy!!


And,  I think Mrs. Stahl needs this shirt!  

Thursday, September 22, 2016


This week our Word of the Week is Tempo!  Tempo is the SPEED of the beat.  We are watching these videos to help us learn about Tempo!

video video


We are also playing a passing game called Pass This Shoe.  We pass the beanie babies (not shoes. . . ) to the beat.  Then, the tempo changes and we pass at a different tempo.

(That is my super fabulous intern Emily Walters leading the activity.)


And, then we do the Chicken Dance.  It also has changing tempos!

It was a SUPER fun week in Music Class studying TEMPO!!!