What’s that Instrument?

Music Age 5-12
What's that Instrument?

What’s that Instrument? is a practical, time-saving teacher resource to help primary school teachers prepare, set-up and deliver the music curriculum with confidence.

Whether you are an expert, or you need some support to deliver the music curriculum, this resource provides the tools to create a colourful engaging space to help teachers and students to understand what that instrument is and how to use it.

It can be used as a reference guide throughout the year with a visual catalogue of the most common classroom instruments used in Primary Schools for Foundation to Year 6 and instruction on how to play them. It includes organising labels, flash cards, and links to videos featuring instruments that students can listen to.

The resource has been developed as part of the in The Music in Schools – DUET: Teacher Mentoring Program (DUET), a collaboration between The Song Room and the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

What’s Inside?

  • A visual catalogue of the most common classroom instruments used in Primary Schools with information about how to play them and what they can be used for
  • Instrument labels that can be used when organising classroom instruments
  • Information about how to label, store and sanitise instruments
  • Tips and tricks for instrument repair and maintenance
  • Links to videos featuring the instruments that students can listen/respond to
  • Victorian curriculum stickers for planning and student portfolios

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