Explore the Orchestra: Teacher Notes
This is not an exhaustive "learn EVERYTHING about the orchestra" sort of activity. My hope with this activity is that kids will start to hear and learn a bit. Then in later assignments I can give them more in-depth activities where they can explore specific instruments and learn even more.
What I share with kids:
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the orchestra? What does each section do and what do they sound like? Click the picture below to visit the Classics For Kids website where. There you can click on each section, learn which instruments are involved, hear a short example of those instruments playing, and read more.
When you're finished on their Classics for Kids website, come back here and tell me which instrument family was your favorite, and why!