Step-By-Step Access – ClassPlay
We want accessing our resources to be as easy as possible. Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to access ClassPlay.
ClassPlay is Quaver’s hub of interactive song-based activities, teaching music concepts, skills, and movement through folk, traditional, holiday, patriotic, and original Quaver song literature.
Let’s get started:
1. Go to QuaverMusic.com
If you do not have a FREE QuaverMusic.com account, click on the SIGN UP window, located in the upper right corner of the screen. If you already have an account, click on the LOG IN window.
2. Enter Username and Password
Once you’ve created an account, enter your username and password. We want to save you time, so now the screen has the ability to remember usernames and passwords, if your preferences allow.
3. Enter your QuaverCode, if you have one!
The Log In screen is also the best place to enter a QuaverCode if you have recently purchased access to a new Quaver program. You’ll receive this 6-digit code in an email and use it here (just once!) to connect your Quaver account to your new resources.
Click the blue CLICK HERE button to open a new text field:
Then enter the QuaverCode you received. You’ll only need to do this once and then you can forget it!
4. Access your Teacher-Only Resources
Once you’ve logged in, you can select either the TEACHER tab, located at the bottom of the screen, or the yellow TEACHER ACCESS Bus Stop sign, located on the lower left side.
5. Choose ClassPlay
You will be directed to the Teacher Dashboard, a hub for all your teacher-only resources. Click on ClassPlay, located at the top of the Bulletin Board.
6. Find a Song
Our ClassPlay Library is divided into categories, on the main menu. Click any category to see the selection of songs contained within:
- Original Teaching
- Instrument Learning
- Classical Pieces
- Video Episode Songs
- Musical Styles
- Other Speciality
You can also click SEARCH ALL SONGS to access the complete song list. Scroll down to view more or search for a specific ClassPlay song by simply typing the name into the search box.
If you’re not sure which song you’re looking for, click SELECTION CRITERIA to narrow down your choices by meter, style, instruments, and much more. Simply click CLEAR ALL to return to the full song list.
7. Launch a Song
When you’re ready to dive in, just select a song, and click LAUNCH.
This will take you to a Song Hub – full of custom activities for this particular song. Here you will find a variety of interactive activities that help teach the songs and incorporate musical concepts discussed in class.
While the activities vary for each song, the functionality is the same!
8. Learn the Song Info
At the top of the Song Hub you’ll find a SONG INFO tab. This tab tells you the name, length of song, recommended grade level and key elements.
9. INTRODUCE the Song
Introduce the song by telling a story or playing a game. You can also teach the lyrics by having students follow along with our animated lyric pages.
10. APPLY the Song
Have students sing the vocal parts and another group of students play the instrumental with our FULL SCORE activity.
11. EXPLORE the Song
Activities in the EXPLORE section are cross-curricular and encourage students to use their critical thinking skills. This is also where you can print out lyrics, scores, story worksheets and game worksheets.
12. Check out the Toolbox
In each ClassPlay song, there is a ClassPlay Toolbox, located at the bottom right corner, that holds additional activities and resources that can apply to every ClassPlay song. Activities include: Orff Adventures, Solfège Guide, Melody Maker and Rhythm and Pitch Races.
That’s enough to get you started! Remember, we are constantly adding to our repertoire of more than 1,000 songs, each with up to 10 extended activities!