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Welcome to Iowa Music

A Little About Me: 
Hi, I have been teaching for a total of 29 years, the last 10 years have been here at Iowa. Students in my classroom are exposed to many types of music, as well as how to perform and create music. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as an Education Specialists Degree in Building Administration. My family consists of my wife (a special education teacher), and our two sons (one is a senior at U of I, and the other is now living on his own in Pocatello). I enjoy camping, and fishing.
Welcome Video:
Go to your music class in OTUS for the assignment of the week.  While we are wholly online, we will have a different assignment each week.  Every student is expected to participate.  Each lesson should take no more than 20 minutes a week to complete.  
Need a Homeschool music break? 
Want to do some music? 
Check below for links to music websites. 
Remember only download NSD approved apps to your NSD device. 
If you have questions about that, let me know.  
Check out this virtual music field trip to the New York Philharmonic! This site has places to learn about instruments, composers, and famous pieces of music! There are lots of games to play, too! 
Suggested Grade Levels: 2nd - 5th 
Best used on: Laptop/Desktop
NY Philharmonic KidZone
This fun instrument adventure has mystery, puzzles, listening activities, and more! To start, I would choose a local game. This way you don't have to create an account and you can still save your work and come back to it later. 
Suggested Grade Levels: 3rd - 5th
Best used on: Laptop/Desktop with Flash player
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
The Chrome Music Lab lets you make different experiments with music and sound. None of these experiments can be saved, but they sure are fun!
Suggested Grade Levels: Kinder - 2nd
Best used on: iPad or smartphone
Chrome Music Lab
Incredibox allows you to create funky cool beats by layering different sounds together. There are millions of songs to be made here! Choose your character, add layers, and listen! This one works best with headphones if you have them! 
Suggested Grade Levels: Kinder - 5th
Best used on: Laptop/Desktop.  (The app is not school approved, yet.  It also costs money)
You can install Garageband on your iPad (from the Manager).  
Garage Band
Garageband allows you to play around with music, create your music, and share your music.  You can use all kinds of instruments.  Some classes may even use this for an assignment.  
More to come.  If you have a suggestion, feel free to email me and let me know.  
updated 11/11/2020
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