SVUSD Elementary Music

Ms. Kvam and Ms. McArthur will be your Music teachers.

You will find additional lessons under your grade levels in the above tabs. We will be rotating through all the schools along with PE teachers every 4 weeks.


Don't forget to watch this Mickey Mouse video - Sorcerer's Apprentice.

It's a classic!

Fantasia Sorcerer's Apprentice - YouTube.webm

Click below to listen to "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" narrated by John Lithgow. It tells a story about a boy who plays many instruments of the orchestra.

The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow - YouTube.webm

Below is the 1st movement of Symphony #5 by Beethoven.

The opening musical phrase is known all over the world!!

Meet April's Composer of the Month:

Antonio Vivaldi 1678 - 1741 - Born in Venice, Italy

Click above to listen to "My Funny Valentine" sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African American communities of New Orleans with its roots in blues and ragtime. Ella was referred to as the Queen of Jazz. She had a "horn-like" improvisational ability.

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Click above to hear "The Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin. This is one of the most famous ragtime pieces played by Ms. McArthur.

Ms. Kvam gives a wonderful description of Scott Joplin's life and work.

Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin.webm

"Zin Zin Zin A Violin" is a lesson on instruments of the orchestra and teaches groups of musicians. As you listen to "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven, compare and contrast the different timbres (character of the sounds).