Orchestra Families

Explore the Families of the Orchestra

Explore each of the orchestra families below – watch videos introducing some of the instruments, listen to family-themed playlists, and get hands-on.

String Family

Videos & Playlist

String Family Game

The string family instruments make their sound when their strings vibrate, either by pulling the bow across them or plucking them with your fingers.

Woodwind Family


Learn about the oboe
What are the parts of the clarinet?

Playlist & Drinking Straw Flute Activity

Make your own drinking straw pan flute with this easy tutorial from Deceptively Educational.

Brass Family


Playlist and Coloring Page

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Percussion Family


Playlist and STEAM Composition Activity

Round up your favorite percussion instruments or use what you have around you to make some at-home percussion instruments and then follow along with this activity to create your own percussion compositions.

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