Music Resources

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 […]

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 […]