Welcome to Mrs. Aldinger's Music Room!!
I can be reached 503-825-5744 or daldinger@sherwood.k12.or.us
I teach 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th grade music
& my hours are 7:30-11:30 am.

Day 1 - Bahns, Dengel, Evonuk, Degregorio, Travnicek, Birch
Day 2 -(@Archer Glen-Patterson) Jackson, Karlson, Walker, Paladichuk  
Day 3 -Lehfeldt, Watts, Godfrey, Hill, Rausch, Fields

 Edy Ridge 2017-2018 Music Performances & Events

Tues, Mar 6 - 6:30pm -  2nd Grade Concert
Tues, Mar
 13- 6:30pm - 3rd Grade 

Tues, Dec 12 - 9:00am Edy Ridge Choir to Salem Capitol & tba
Thurs, Dec 14 - 6:30pm - Edy Ridge Winter Choir Concert
Fri, Dec 15 - 9:00am Edy Ridge Choir All School Assembly
Wednesday,  Mar 21 - 6:30pm All District Choral
Festival @ SHS
Tues, Apr 24 - 6:30pm - Edy Ridge Spring Choir Concert
Fri, Apr 28  - 9:00am-1:30pm - Edy Ridge Choir Local Community Performances/Choir Party
Wednesday, June 13th 9am  All-school Assembly/Choir Performance

"Handel's "Water Music"

"Igor Stravinsky "The Firebird Suite"
Sergei Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf"
"Peter Tchaikovsky

"1812 Overture' by Military Band

Fun Music Sites:

PBS Music Games
Music Dictionary
Fun Note Name Game
Beginning Treble Clef Note Game
Advanced Treble Clef Note Game
Note Name Game (easy to advanced levels)
Instruments of the Orchestra
Rhythm Name Game

Parent Links
10 Reasons Kids Benefit from Music Education
Music Builds Smarter Kids Research
National Music Standards

Assessment & Grading


Choir begins Tuesday, Sep 26th 
Rehearsals will be 7-7:45am Tuesday mornings.
All 4th and 5th grade students are invited 
to be musical ambassadors for Edy Ridge 
and be part of "Howling in Harmony"

 Choir Registration Form 
2017-2018 Choir Performances At-A-Glance
Tuesday, December 12, 9:00-9:30am - Salem State Capitol
Tuesday, December 12 9:45-11:30am – Salem Retirement Facilities - tba
Thursday, December 14, 6:30pm – Winter Concert @ Edy Ridge
Friday, December 15 – All School Assembly @ Edy Ridge

Wednesday, March 21, 6:30pm  – District Choral Festival @ Sherwood HS
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30pm – Spring Concert @ Edy Ridge
Friday, April 27, 9am-1:15pm - Local community performances and choir party
Wednesday, June 13th 9am  All school Assembly/choir Performance

Star Spangled Banner - Words & Music

Do you have the Perfect 'Minion' Singing Posture?
Are you using your HEAD VOICE?
Solfege Hand Signs
Solfege Video

Baby Sings in 'Head Voice" with Mommy

Barred Instruments
Listen to Balafon
Listen to Mbira Jam

~Glockenspiels (little bells)
~Xylophones (wood)
~Bass Bars (or Contra Bars)

YouTube Video

~Tubanos     ~Ngoma     ~Djembe     ~Talking Drum
~Buffalo Drum     ~Bongos     ~Gankogui     ~Shekere
~(Cow)Bell     ~Claves     ~Maraca     ~Guiro
All 4th and 5th grade student recorders
during music class this year.
Recorders can be purchased ($5.50 or borrowed
5th grade students have the option (not required)
of also purchasing an Alto Recorder ($17.50)
Recorder Order Form

Recorder Ground Rules

Soprano Recorder Finger Chart

Alto Recorder   Alto Fingering Chart

Easy Songs to Play on Recorder

Hot Cross Buns:   B A G Z / B A G Z / GGGG AAAA /B A G Z

We Got This In the Bag (music to play with)

How to Make a Carrot Recorder

Meet ALL the Recorders (Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass)

Rain Rain Go Away:   G E/ GG E / GGEA/ GG E

Ice Age:  A-  A- /GGGGG- /E- E- /EE  EE  Z/


Dulcimer Demo Muisck8.mp4

Backyard Music - Dulcimer K

Simple Dulcimer Chords


YouTube Video

YouTube Video



Imperial March