Looking for ways to incorporate more music into your life? Check out the education resources below for at home learning!
Platypus Theatre - How the Gimquat Found Her Song
In this award winning television adaptation of one of Platypus Theatre’s most beloved family concerts, audiences embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. Viewers laugh, chant and sing along with the Gimquat and her wizard guide as they explore musical styles from Gregorian chant to rap. How the Gimquat Found Her Song is a heart-warming tale about the search for identity and a celebration of music in all of its forms.
Although this features another TSO (the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Toledo Symphony’s Music Director, Alain Trudel, is a HUGE fan of this piece. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to experience a Platypus production for free!
Exploring Drums and Scrapers
Peep and the Big Wide World maintains a wonderful website with activities for preschool and kindergarten students. Take a look at this lesson, all about making your own percussion instruments!
Terry Wolkowicz, from Learning in Concert, has created a three-part video series on symmetry in shapes and classical music. Each video is about 5 minutes long and explores slide, mirror, and flip symmetry within the context of shapes, imagery, architecture, and music! Pieces explored include Mozart's Piano Sonata in C Major, Haydn's Symphony No. 47, and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
Toledo Ballet is hard at work creating original choreography for Peter and the Wolf. Get ready for the show with these amazing suggestions. Listen to the music, read the story, create your own character masks, and make your OWN production!
A wonderful resource for parents who find themselves being music teachers! Activities are appropriate for children up through 6th grade; many options for self-learning, as well as structured lesson plans.
Click here to visit the TSSM Play Along YouTube Playlist. Here’s how it works:
A musician plays a selected piece, and records an accompaniment so you can play a duet! In addition to the usual Suzuki instruments, we have tuba, clarinet, oboe and saxophone, AND have expanded to non-Suzuki repertoire.
Can’t play by ear? No problem: a link to printed music can be found in the description of the playlist.
We will keep adding to the playlist. If you have a request, please post it to the TSSM Facebook page!
Virtual Chamber Trios
TSO Violinist Diana Anderson arranged chamber trio parts for treble clef, bass clef, and Bb instruments. Find your part, and play along!
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