Music Appreciation A

During this course, learners will study a variety of topics including music history, the elements of music and the science of sound.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 9 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

The learner will:
*listen and describe music of notable composers.
*identify and classify instruments.
*read and write rhythms with quarter, half, whole, eighth and sixteenth notes.
*make connections between science and music.

National Music Standards
*MU:Cr2.1.5b Use standard and/or iconic notation to document personal rhythmic ideas.
*MU:Pr4.3.5a Demonstrate and  explain how intent is conveyed  through interpretive decisions and 
expressive qualities (such as  dynamics, tempo, timbre, and 
*MU:Cn11.0.5a Demonstrate 
understanding of relationships  between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
This class is a virtual version of a class that the teacher currently teaches and a culmination of lessons that have been created over 28 years of teaching experience. Materials are created by the teacher. This class would be equivalent to a semester of 4th-6th grade general music and is aligned with national music standards. If you would like a preview of the teacher's structure and style, there is an ongoing composer class that would be a great intro to the teacher -
Listed below are the assignments for each week. The pacing of this course may be adjusted as needed.

Week 1
Renaissance Music, Listening Palestrina

Week 2
Palestrina Online Quiz, Romantic Era Music

Week 3
Listening Saint-Saens

Week 4
Saint-Saens Online Quiz, Classical Era Music

Week 5
Listening Haydn

Week 6
Haydn Online Quiz, Rhythm Writing

Week 7
Mystery Sound Project, Listening Beethoven

Week 8 
Beethoven Online Quiz, Instrument Design Challenge

Week 9
Listening Sousa, Sousa Online Quiz
Each week learners need writing and coloring supplies as well as weekly handouts that will be posted to the classroom. Optionally: the learner may choose to organize materials in a folder or small binder.

In addition, learners need the  following supplies:

Week 1 - die (number cube 1-6)

Week 2 -  a 5x7 inch piece of cardboard, 5-7 rubber bands, 2 pencils

Week 3 - scissors

Week 4 - scissors, glue, blank paper

Week 5 - scissors, glue, blank paper

Week 6 - for homework - scissors, glue, blank paper

Week 7 - for homework - a small opaque container with small items inside (several of the same item like beans, paper clips, marbles or similar)

Week 8 - for homework -  a variety of household objects that the learner chooses to use for the instrument design challenge
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners will be formally assessed through class participation and weekly assignments. The teacher will keep track of assignment grades and grade reports are available upon request.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will be given a link to a webpage that is just for their class. The link is on the teacher's website and will include listening selections and other materials for the class.

Learners will need to use scissors to cut apart manipulatives on several weeks. They may prepare the materials ahead of time and might need assistance with using scissors.
Kahoot! ( will be used for online quizzes and no sign in is required.
The teacher will post materials and listening selections on a webpage that is unpublished and only for this class.


Angelia McArthurMusic Teacher, BME
189 total reviews
257 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Mrs. McArthur and I teach MUSIC! I am a Texas certified teacher with 26 years of classroom experience in public schools and 2 years experience online. I have taught preschool through eighth grade General Music and Choir classes.... 
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