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Catalogue Number:  520144
ISBN Number:  1-55740-845-9
Producer:  Magna Systems
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  25
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Musical instruments work well in the classroom, and you can learn how to use them successfully, even if you aren't a rock star. This program demonstrates the use of musical instruments in pre-school and kindergarten classrooms. A wide variety of ideas are presented to help you incorporate musical instruments into your curriculum. Instruments In The Classroom demonstrates and explains how any teacher, with any level of musical ability, can have fun and reach important instructional objectives at the same time.

Viewers explore:

• Who can use instruments in the classroom.
• What types of instruments work best with young children.
• What concepts can a child learn from manipulating instruments.
• When instruments help and when they don't work.
• Where the use of musical instruments can fit within state-mandated instructional objectives.
• How you can use instruments to teach language, social skills, and math concepts, even if you have never studied music.
• How to incorporate melodic instruments into your curriculum, if you do have some rudimentary musical skills.
• How to get children excited, if you or a parent have more than average skills.
• How musical instruments can be used to teach children with disabilities.
• How to emulate activities with instruments that are successful for other teachers.

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