• What is garageband?

    Here is the link to the garageband software we have been using in class. This is not a free download, but it will give you information about garageband.

    Create Your Own Music!

    Fifth graders have been learning about GarageBand software from Apple. If you have a PC computer, Acid X press is similar to garageband. This is a freedownload of the program Acid X press. Please ask your parent's first before downloading this software.

    Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

    All concerts are FREE!

    Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    There's always something happening at the Kennedy Center.  Check out the schedule, and don't forget about the National Symphony Orchestra!

    Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

    Great music in the great outdoors...what could be better?  It's also much closer to us than the Kennedy Center.

    Strathmore Music Center

    This is the other major music center in the Washington D.C. area.  If you can't find something to see at the Kennedy Center, try this place.  Mr. Gerdes sings with the National Philharmonic Chorale and Singers at this concert hall.

    San Francisco Symphony Kids

    Teaches the instruments of the orchestra, the basics of reading music, and has an online radio to listen to some classical music's greatest hits.

    New York Philharmonic Kids

    By the New York Philharmonic. Includes gameroom and a variety of information sources on music for kids.

    Dallas Symphony Kids

    This site has great recordings of all the instruments in the orchestras, a radio you can listen to, and directions for building your own instrument!

    Jazz Kids

    Includes a time line of jazz history, information about some of its greatest musicians, and a make your own music feature at the Improvisation Station.

    Classics for Kids
    Classical music's great composers come to life through music and stories.

     

    Play Music!
    Provides information about musical instruments playing techniques.Created by American Symphony Orchestra League in partnership with Parsons School of Design.

     

    Classical.com

    Classical music resource, over 50000 classical music recordings - streaming, downloads, MP3, WMA, composer bios.