Today in music, we started with a program called Quaver Music. It is a combo of short dvd clips, interactive class activities, and an online component where student can create music for FREE! Today we started studying Baroque music, and I showed each class how to go online and use one of the programs called QGrooves today.
The website to go to is www.quavermusic.com You will enter the “Kid’s Area” on the front door. You need an account linked to an email to play. If you do not want your child to have his/her own Quaver account (using your email), I’ve set up one that any FPD student can use. This account is linked to my school email. Note that if your child wants to save something on this account, that’s fine, but make sure his/her name is in the title so I know who it belongs to.
Here’s the info:
To get to the QGrooves program we used today, enter the Kid’s Area. From the Music Shop, click on the door marked “Studio.” Once inside, click on the icon that says “QGrooves.” Happy composing!
It seems in some sections there are options that require a few, however, everything we did today in class was free. If you have any questions, please let me know. This company is very reputable in the music ed world—in fact, I met Quaver himself at a music teacher conference I was at in January! They also just released an iPad app last week, but that does cost $1.99, I believe. Note that the website itself does require Flash, so will not work on an iPad.
If you would like more in-depth information about Quaver Music, here is the link to the parent/teacher info page.http://www.quavermusic.com/ParentTeacher/
You can contact me at my school email any time of day!