Friday, October 4, 2013

Percussion Family

I tried something new last year when I was teaching Instrument Families to my 2nd graders.

I actually opened up my piano.  The kids could see the hammers hitting the strings and it instantly made sense why the piano wasn't a part of the strings family.  I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!

We also watched this video and discussed how other percussive sounds were being made.


  1. Couldn't see the video from my phone, so if it is the same video i apologize... but i showed my students the piano guys video of what makes you beautiful. This helped my students with that concept as well... which is good because my piano is electric. :P

  2. That is such a brilliant idea Mrs. Q. Now aren't you glad that we now have the Internet and things like YouTube that can help you in teaching such concepts?


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