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

Day 1 - Bahns, Watts, Hill, Karlson, Degregorio, Godfrey
Day 2 -Lehfeldt, Dengel, Wilson, Walker, Jackson   
Day 3 - (@Hopkins Elem) Hummel, Reisinger,
Knapp (+Conrad), Derry, Tipton, McCusker (+Conrad)

 Edy Ridge 2016-2017 Music Performances & Events

Tues, Mar 7 - 6:30pm - 2nd Grade Concert
Tues, Apr 11 - 6:30pm - 1st Grade Concert
Tues, April 18 - 6:30pm - 3rd Grade Concert

(Hopkins 3rd grade Concert - Wed, April 19 6:30pm)


Tues, Dec 13 - 9:00am Edy Ridge Choir to Salem Capitol & Keizer Avamere
Tues, Dec 13 - 6:30pm - Edy Ridge Winter Choir 
Fri, Dec 16 - 9:00am Edy Ridge Choir All School Assembly

Wednesday,  Mar 22 - 6:30pm All District Choral Festival @ SHS
Tues, Apr 25 - 6:30pm - Edy Ridge Spring Choir Concert
Fri, Apr 28  - 9:00am-1:30pm - Edy Ridge Choir Local Community Performances/Choir Party

"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



Star Spangled Banner - Words & Music

 begins Tuesday, Sep 27th 
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
Choir Handbook/Conduct Agreement & Calendar

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 studentrecorders
during music class this year.
Recorders can be purchased ($5) or borrowed
5th grade students have the option (not required)
of also purchasing an Alto Recorder ($17.50)

Recorder Ground Rules

Soprano Recorder Finger Chart

Alto Recorder   Alto Fingering Chart

Easy Songs to Play on Recorder

How to Make a Carrot Recorder

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

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

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