Goddard Redmond Ridge

virtual music classes

Music with Kristin Tuesday Mornings:

Infants, Squirrels, Foxes, Eagles, Bears

Music with Rosie Friday Mornings:

Wolves, Raccoons, Elks, Cubs

March 2020 MUSIC NOTES

Welcome to the homepage of Goddard Redmond Ridge! We are so excited to share with you what’s happening this month in music.


Theme: Latin America 

This month we are taking a musical journey south to Latin America! We will be listening to traditional music while we learn basic dance steps like the salsa, and learning basic rhythms like the son and rumba clave beats. We’ll explore instruments from all around the region and learn how they have been made and played throughout history. 

Class Instruments: Castanets and claves 

Sharing Instruments: Maraca, rainstick and conga drum 

Activity for home: One of my favorite Latin American recordings for the whole family is Putumayo Kids’ Latin Playground. Turn it on and get ready to dance, drum or sing along all month long!

virtual music classes

Music with Rosie Friday Mornings:

Wolves, Raccoons, Elks, Cubs

Rosie's Class


Theme: Dinosaurs

Children are always fascinated by the world of dinosaurs. In this unit they’ll get to be paleontologists, digging for and examining dinosaur skeletons while singing a catchy tune. We’ll move about, stomping, shaking and roaring to songs about dinosaurs. Using our hand drums, we’ll practice dynamics and tempos and do some skat singing with our dinosaur hand puppet, Jazzasaurus.


Instruments for the month: Hand Drums, Castenets, Dinosaur Finger Puppets


Sharing Instruments: Turtle Calimba, Frog Guiro, Agogo


Activity for home: Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitten is a great musical read.  The rhythm of the phrases lead to song. You can keep a steady beat while chanting the words, make up your own tune or listen to this musical example by Music Sparks for inspiration.