While we're all quarantined at home, RSO Education Director Margo Stedman and RSO Board Member and Elementary Music Teacher Tami Gaudreau teamed up to put together some resources for parents that want to incorporate music into their days at home with their kids. Keep calm and make some music!
All students anywhere may access MusicplayOnline.com for free. The password and username are listed on the site. There are lots of music activities, songs that students can do. (Username: snow. Password: 2020) The leader of the MusicplayOnline website is busy creating distance learning modules for grade levels. They include singing, using materials at home to review the different kinds of instruments. Parent involvement is suggested for K-1.
The Singing Space
The Singing Space is a public Facebook group created by music educators as a collection space for songs sung for children by music educators. It is simply designed as a safe space for children to listen and sing and be. This page serves to be a source of joy and light and relief from some of the anxieties these uncertain times bring, and the subject matter of the content is based in joy, hope, etc.
Learning in Concert
Learning in Concert explores shared concepts in music and science. They have given free access to a special series entitled Symmetry in Shapes and Classical Music. We hope that these short video lessons will allow families to explore the ways that classical music connects to our everyday lives and environment.
Uptown Funk Play Along
Grab a drum, a bucket, or anything you can bang a rhythm on and follow along to this fun play-a-long!
A number of places are streaming concerts and other video content online for free. Want to attend a virtual concert? Check out some of these pages!