Instrument Families Unit (Print & Digital - Distance Learning Ready)

Grade Levels
K - 8th
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
4 Presentations & Guided Notes PDFs & Google Slides
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Teach students about the different instrument families with these informative and engaging presentations, accompanying guided notes, and included links to excellent example YouTube videos for nearly every instrument covered (listed below). This product comes as a print version (PDFs) AND a fully digital Google Slides version.

➤ ➤ How to use this product for Distance Learning (Blog Post)

This resource is perfect for:

✅ K-8 Music Classes

✅ Introducing Instruments

✅ Reviewing & Reinforcing Instruments

✅ Non-Music Substitute Teachers

✅ In Person Instruction and/or Distance Learning

What’s Included With Your Download:

✅ 4 Google Slides Presentations (Pictures, Information, & Videos)

✅ 4 Guided Notes for Presentations (Print - PDF, Digital - Google Slides)

✅ 6 Additional Review Worksheets (Print - PDF, Digital - Google Slides)
✅ Answer Key for Guided Notes & Worksheets

String Instruments & Topics Covered:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo

Bowed vs Plucked, High vs. Low, Number of Strings

Brass Instruments & Topics Covered:

Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba

Conical vs. Cylindrical, High vs. Low, Valves vs. Slide

Woodwind Instruments & Topics Covered:

Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone (SATB), Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon

Single Reed vs. Double Reed, High vs. Low, Conical vs. Cylindrical

String Instruments & Topics Covered:

Xylophone, Marimba, Orchestral Bells, Vibraphone, Chimes, Piano, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, Hand Drums, Cymbals, Triangle, Tambourine, Gong, Wind Chimes

Pitched vs. Unpitched, Idiophone vs. Membranophone, Sticks vs. Mallets

➤ What are "Guided Notes?" Guided Notes are printed sheets or digital slides that contain all of the information contained in a presentation, BUT - there are blanks with missing pertinent information that students need to fill in. Students can complete the guided notes as you present OR go through the presentation on their own and fill in the blanks.

➤ Note: YouTube videos can be changed or removed over time. If there are any issues with video playback in the presentations please email me at and I will get them updated ASAP!

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Total Pages
4 Presentations & Guided Notes PDFs & Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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