Music Resources

Complete Guide for Continued Music Learning at Home

Every day, music should be a part of every home, for the entire family to enjoy and learn about together. Here are some resources for parents to help make that possible for their household. Whether your child is a student at Open School, enrolled in private or group lessons, both, or none of the above, you will find many tools and ideas here to make music learning fun for the whole family.

Electronic Drum Pads: The Cheaper, Quieter Alternative to the Full-Size Drum Kits

When it comes to drum practice, full-size drum kits can be expensive and take up a lot of space. On top of that, acoustic drum kits are loud and electronic drum kits require additional equipment (headphones or an amplifier) just to hear it. A more affordable and space-saving alternative for drum practice is an electronic […]

Free Xylophone / Glockenspiel App to Practice Without an Instrument

Update (3/17/20): It seems the app reviewed below is no longer available for Android. Not to worry, it is still available for iOS and there are plenty of xylophone apps for Android. I will be testing the other Android apps soon and I will then update this article with my recommendations. In the meantime, here […]

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 […]