Mar 052012

I teach the orchestra in different ways in different grades.


Links by Grade Level


  • Listening and naming instruments here and there, nothing formal – Click here

1st Grade

  • Classroom Percussion / Peter & the Wolf  – Click here

2nd Grade

  • String Instruments – Click here

3rd Grade

  • Families of the Orchestra – Click here

4th Grade

  • Brasses & Woodwinds – Click here
5th Grade
  • Families of the Orchestra / Ethnomusicology / Make Own Instruments – Click here

  4 Responses to “Orchestra Resources”

  1. I love this post – it’s so informative! One question, though, what sound clips do you use in your quizzes and your slideshow for fifth grade? I’m looking for some good clear examples of the different families and was wondering what you use. 🙂

    • Great question! In fact, I updated this post to help you find the answers. Click on “lesson ideas” in 3rd, 4th and 5th and there are youtube videos of instrument families and lots more! Hope that helps!

  2. Wow Beth! Thank you for all the wonderful work you are sharing on your blog. I am excited about having these to use in homeschooling my grandson. Praise to God for how He has blessed me by leading me to your blog.

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