Ideas for teaching beginning strings and orchestra at the elementary and middle school level. Anchor charts, bow exercises, fingering charts, tips, and more.
Your first-year viola students will love this orchestra centers game for learning the notes on the alto clef staff. Students love the pizza theme and different ways to play. Just print, cut, and laminate to use it year after year! They make excellent sub plans and activities for studios. It's a great one to use year after year in your centers rotations. #sillyomusic
Great note-matching card games for orchestra centers and string studio nights! Includes Violin Treble Clef, Viola Alto Clef, Cello Treble Clef, Cello Bass Clef, and even Cello Tenor Clef! Perfect for beginning strings students learning notes that are in the ranges of their instruments. Colorful and fun!
This fun spring music activities, worksheets, printables, & spinner board games set are great for elementary/general music class lesson plans as well for as band, orchestra, & piano students. These lessons supplements have lots of theory coloring sheets that are perfect for the sub tub, color by note (US, UK, treble clef, bass, & alto), answer keys, a word search, centers games, a Vivadi "Spring" listening glyph, rhythm, note spelling, and more. Look great on bulletin boards! #silly
Pizza Chef is a fun activity that can also be used as a class game to help first-year recorder, band, and orchestra students with note names on the treble clef staff. It's great for music sub plans or distance learning through Google Classroom. It's also versatile enough to use as an assessment through Google Classroom or as an exciting team game virtually or in-person. Notes range from one ledger line below the staff to one ledger line above the staff.
This fun Easter music activities, worksheets, printables, & board games set is great for elementary/general music class lesson plans as well for as band, orchestra, & piano students. These lessons supplements have lots of theory coloring sheets that are perfect for the sub tub, color by note (US, UK, treble clef, bass, & alto), answer keys, a word search, centers games, a Carnival of the Animals listening glyph, rhythm, note spelling, and more. Pages look great on bulletin boards! #sillyomusic
Five Note Flash for beginner strings in orchestra is a great way to practice reviewing the first 5 notes of the D Major scale. Kids have fun getting competitive with note naming and writing the notes on the treble, bass, and alto clef staves. There are multiple speed worksheets for violin, viola, cello, and bass and there are several ideas for ways to use them. Works well with first year strings students in elementary and middle school orchestra! #sillyomusic
Pizza Chef is a fun assignment that can also be used as a classroom game to help first-year viola students with note names on the alto clef staff. A great activity for beginner orchestra sub plans or distance learning through Google Classroom, and it's versatile enough for assessments or as a team game. Notes range from one ledger line below the staff to one ledger line above the staff.
Pizza Chef is a fun activity that can also be used as a class game to help first-year band and orchestra students with note names on the bass clef staff. It's great for music sub plans or distance learning through Google Classroom and versatile enough to use as an assessment through Google Classroom or as a team game, virtually or in-person. Notes range from one ledger line below the staff to one ledger line above the staff.
This is a fun and easy to use elementary music centers game. Just print the cards and play like the classic game, Memory/Concentration. There are 2 ways to play and a great mix of music theory symbols, making it great for general music, band, orchestra/strings, and choir/chorus. These printables are great for throwing in a bin and pulling out for music centers or sub plans. Includes notes, rests, clefs, staff, bar lines, dynamics, and a few tempo terms. #sillyomusic
These color-by-note music pages are great for music teachers and subs to ease into January after the Winter Break! There are 4 designs in several different formats including music math, matching notes with names (US & UK), treble, bass, alto clef notes, and dynamics. It also includes a practice chart to start the new year with good habits. This set is updated for the New Year every year! This is a fun activity for elementary general music lessons, chorus, beginning band, and orchestra!
Start off the year with a low-pressure practice habit for instrumental and music students that will have your band, orchestra, piano students tricking themselves into practicing by using the foot-in-the-door technique! It's a simple, motivating way to get your young musicians committed to a habit of small steps that will lead to big changes in their practice sessions. Try a guilt-free practice chart or just hold them accountable for taking the first step in practicing, like opening the case!
This is the perfect game for an easy to use music centers game for rhythm. It's easy enough to leave in lessons for your sub plans. With 2 ways to play, it's flexible for any time frame. Your elementary music class students will have fun matching notes and rests during stations. Also great for piano or violin studio nights. Rhythms range from whole notes/rests to 32nd notes/rests and include triplets, flagged, and beamed notes. #sillyomusic
These digital task cards are a hit for centers & distance learning assignments! Beginning band and orchestra students have fun selecting matching note names on the bass clef staff to see if the ball disappears or bounces back. Adding games and activities like Boom Cards are great for music subs plans or snow days. They are effective & EASY and don't require student log-ins. Use them on any web devices like chromebooks, ipads, & even phones. Use whiteboard for a whole class game!
Beginning band students BEG for this mad-minute style game during lessons. Worksheets are available for all instruments. Your music classroom will focus on being the 1st to correctly name the notes of the concert Bb scale, which will improve reading their concert music. There are several ways to play, the band director is free to choose which activities work best for a particular student. Turn teaching into a fun theory workout! Kids won't realize that they are building note reading fluency!
These FREE printable rhythm flashcards (quarter note, paired 8th notes, and quarter rest) are SO handy! They are great for music activities in your studio or elementary music classroom. Includes ideas to adapt these flash cards in multiple ways for your Ta, Ti-Ti, Z lesson plans. Standard and stick notation are both free. #sillyomusic