Practice Your Favorite Recorder Songs with this playlist:

Here is a more advanced version of some songs:

Rhythmic Dictation Game

We have been playing this game in class to sharpen our rhythm skills. You can download it via the App Store Google Play or download it for Mac or PC. Look for Rhythmic Dictation v1.3 on the download page at the link above.

Instruments we Use at Fairmount Park

Here are the instruments we use in the general music classes at Fairmount Park if you are looking to purchase one for your child to use at home.

Recorder in 3rd grade:

Yamaha YRS-23Y Soprano 

Guitar in 4th grade:

Yamaha JR1 Mini Folk Guitar (3/4 size)

Keyboards in 5th grade:

Casio SA-46 -Key Portable Keyboard


The Music Parent’s Guide: A Survival Kit for the New Music Parent

An excellent resource for instrumental parents with thoughtful articles and practical advice on keeping your child engaged and interested in playing an instrument for life.

Noteflight-Online Music Notation Software

Create music notation right in your browser and be part of the world’s best music composition community.

Rockin’ Recorders!

Fun online resource for students to play along on their recorder with simple background tracks.

Staff Wars

Staff Wars and other fun games to learn about pitches.

Online Metronome

Become a rhythm Ninja and practice with a metronome (or just type “metronome” into Google for another kind of metronome…).

Music Theory Lessons

Learn about music theory with lessons and exercises for all levels and ages.

Standard of Excellence Accompaniment Recordings

Standard of Excellence Accompaniment Recordings, Book 1 can be downloaded here to play along with the exercises in your book.

Blank Staff Paper

When you want to write down some music.