Third Grade Music



Click here to find out about taking an instrument in 4th Grade.!

SUMMER MUSIC is coming!
CLICK HERE for information.


America, the Beautiful

The whole school is singing "America, the Beautiful" in the spring concert.

Practice singing by LISTENING FIRST, then sing along:
Click here to listen to a 4th grade class singing America, the Beautiful!

Also - Click here for the piano audio file of America, the Beautiful;
or Click here for a Scorch file of America, the Beautiful.


Do you still want to hear the "Happy Birthday" Benchmarks? Click Here!!!

Do you still want to hear the "America" Benchmarks? Click Here


Recorder Videos!!!

Do you want to be an expert recorder player?
Watch these videos and you'll be on your way to excellence!!!

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #1 (The basics)

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #2 (Learn to play beautifully!)

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #3 (The "Hot Cross Buns" video!)

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #4 (How to read music notes in our recorder book.)

"Must Be Santa" Video #1 (How to follow the music in your book.)

"Must Be Santa" Video #2 (How to play the notes beautifully.)

"Must Be Santa" Video #3 (The performance!)

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #5 - The "Let's Read Page 5" video!
Mr. Kemp walks you through how to read page 5 of your recorder book.

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #6 - The "Let's Read Page 6" video!
Mr. Kemp goes through page 6 of your recorder book. Become an EXPERT!!! :)

Mr. Kemp's Recorder Video #7 - Let's Practice Drawing Music Notes!
Mr. Kemp walks you through how to draw music notes on page 7
of your recorder book.


Things We Do

We focus on beautiful singing and keeping a steady beat.


In Third Grade we also learn how to play the recorder. Here are
some helpful hints to follow when practicing at home:

  1. We LOVE"Left-overs"!!! Always keep your Left hand OVER your Right!
  2. Too, too, too - always whisper "Too" into the recorder.
  3. Leaks make squeaks! Cover the holes all the way to make the right sound.
  4. If you can hear yourself playing, you're playing too loud! (Not really, but the point is that the recorder is meant to be played quietly, not loudly.)
  5. Practice, practice, practice!!! If you want to become good at the recorder, you should practice at least 5-15 minutes 3 times per week.
  6. Have fun! Start a band! Put on a show!!!

Songs We Know

Songs we know:

Hot Cross Buns

Au Claire de la Lune

Closet Key



Check out earlier years from for third grade:

2006 - 2007
2007 - 2008
2008 - 2009
2009 - 2010
2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017