Posts filed under: DVD

by Sergei Prokofiev Recording of instruments / character themes Recording – Amazon  |  iTunes – Narrated by Lina Prokofiev Recording – Amazon  |  iTunes – Narrated by Sir John Gielgud Recording – Amazon  |  iTunes – Narrated by Leonard Bernstein These excerpts...
by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Links 1st grade lessons 2nd grade lessons “March” – form worksheet The story classicalmusic.com 5 minute synopsis on youtube Houston ballet DVDs This is my favorite DVD of the Nutcracker. This is a puppet version of...
In 4th grade, I show the students The Music Man. (My favorite is the 1962 version.) First, we discuss musicals, what makes them different from a regular movie or play. Then, we learn the songs: Pick a Little Talk a...
I teach the orchestra in different ways in different grades. Links Orchestra visuals Orchestra listening examples Songs with orchestra instruments Peter & the Wolf Carnival of the Animals Nutcracker Composers Links by Grade Level Kindergarten Listening and naming instruments here...
Listen for Emotions Worksheet An element of Beethoven’s music that appeals to students is his expression of emotion, both in his life and in his music. This is one quality that set him apart from his predecessors. Discuss with students...