From Tchaikovsky to the Piano Guys, these YouTube videos are sure to educate, inspire, and get you and your students in the holiday spirit.
Read on to see the videos!
The mysterious "Arabian Dance" has always been one of my favorite selections from "The Nutcracker." This video walks students through the melodic themes used in this piece, as well as different instruments of the orchestra featured in the music.
A fun visual representation of Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." Make sure students keep their eyes peeled for any dynamics and articulations they may recognize!
If you have students learning about intervals and scale degrees, they will get a kick out of this parody of the classic Christmas song.
If you have students who are interested in songwriting and composing, they will enjoy Andrew Huang's analysis of some of the most famous Christmas songs ever written, and how he incorporated elements from those songs in the creation of his own original Christmas song!
The Piano Guys are a great resource for fun, inspirational music performances. I especially like this video, which shows students how you can create unique sounds by bowing and plucking the piano strings, tapping on the piano rim, and even using paper to replicate the sound of a snare drum!