Tip of the Week: Instrument Anatomies

by Abby @ Quaver on November 18, 2013

in In the Quaver Classroom!,QK-5 Curriculum

On Mondays, we bring you a Tip of the Week here on the blog to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever.

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Today’s Tip of the Week is for Users of any of Quaver’s Essentials or the full QK-5 Curriculum!


Do you know what to do with the question marks in Quaver’s Instrument Anatomies?

Instrument Anatomies are wonderful IWB activities sprinkled throughout Quaver’s resources. The question marks on each instrument screen allow you to unveil the names of individual parts of instruments with a simple click.

  • You might ask your students if they know the name of a specific part of the Violin
  • Choose a volunteer to come up to the board to click the question mark and check their answer

Instrument Anatomies

VOILA! Or should we say VIOLA?

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Instrument Anatomies are a great tool for helping your students recognize each of these instruments visually, aurally, and in the correct families, all while reinforcing the correct names and distinguishing features of each instrument!

Learn more about Instrument Anatomies by visiting our Info Center!

The easiest way to access Instrument Anatomies Activities is through the Essentials Classrooms – available to both Curriculum and Essentials users:

  • Go to the QuaverMusic.com & Log In to your account
  • Click the Teacher Tab or School Bus Stop Sign
  • Click the Quaver Essentials Icon
  • Click any Instruments & Ensembles Classroom
  • Open IWB Activities and select the Instrument Anatomies Activity for that Instrument Family
  • Looking for Strings?
    • The Strings & Woodwinds Instrument Anatomies are located in the Teacher Toolbox, accessible in any Online Quaver Classroom!


Instrument Anatomies Activities are also included in Lesson Plans throughout the Quaver Curriculum – let us know if you have questions or additional ideas for how to use these in your classroom!

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