Open School Music Karate Resources

New this year, students in 5 of the 8 clusters at Open School have the opportunity to participate in Music Karate!   To learn more, click below to download the Music Karate Introduction for Parents: Tools for Home Practice Instruments, Apps, & Papers Recommended Beginner Instruments Recorders Glockenspiels / Xylophones (Keyboard Percussion) Ukuleles Free Apps […]

Free Xylophone / Glockenspiel App to Practice Without an Instrument

At Open School this year, Red, Silver and Yellow clusters are learning the keyboard percussion! Learning any instrument takes hard work. And, I would love for all of my students to have the opportunity to practice at home. While there are several great glockenspiels that are available for just $25-$40, even the cheapest keyboard percussion instrument […]

Best Glockenspiels for Beginner Home Practice

This year at Open School, Red and Silver Clusters are learning basic keyboard percussion, mostly on glockenspiels. And, Yellow Cluster is learning more advanced percussion on glockenspiels, xylophones, metallophones, bass bars, hand drums, and other percussion instruments. Students are not in any way required to have a mallet percussion instrument for home practice. However, students […]

Small Group Music Lessons at Open School

In the spring of 2018, I made a significant shift in the nature of lessons offered in my after-school music program. Now, most all of the lessons I teach are some sort of “group” lesson. This came partially as an experiment because I simply had too many students interested in lessons and I did not […]