Chris Abeel

2021 - 2022

I am happy we will have beginning strings this year. Anyone in 5th grade
can join. Questions? My email is

Which instrument will you choose? Check out these videos by the US Air Force Orchestra.

Below is a power point with more information and a link to sign up for strings.
Classes will begin the week of September 6th. See you soon! - Ms. Abeel


I will be adding more info to this webpage each week:

Summer 2020

Thank you for a wonderful year 5th grade Strings. I would love to see you all in 6th grade strings!
Remember to drop off any school owned instrument at the front office asap.

If you have your own instrument, I hope you will enjoy playing along with all the videos posted during the last few months. If you don't have an instrument, be assured there will be one available at school in the fall for you.
Week of June 1rst
LAST WEEK OF PLAYING! Parents will receive an email with instrument drop off instructions. All school instruments will be returned to school.
Music Games: Music Trivia, Name that Tune
Preview of next year Strings
Favorites from this year
Have a great summer!
Week of May 25th
Sound Effects Story - Share
Hold My Hand - Level 1
Sailor Song

Week of May 18th

Bile 'Em Cabbage -
Violin Video

Finish up your Western Adventure Sound Effects Story

Week of May 11th
Fight Song
I Dare You
Western Adventure - video available Tuesday
Sound Effects Assignment - will be emailed Tuesday

Week of May the 4th be with You! Lesson: How to Master a Song Challenge
Song: We Will Rock You (from Movie Themes)
Song Challenge: Star Wars Theme (from Movie Themes)
Sailor Song - continue

May the 4th videos - Watch and Tell Me which one is your favorite. Why?


2 Cellos


Violin x4


Week of April 27th - Wednesday Zoom chat and play is 11:00 - 11:30pm I'll email the link to join in.
Lesson: Tricks to help your left hand Song: Dance to the Music
Song Challenge: Sailor Song! I will email the sheet music

Week of April 20th - Join our Zoom class on Wednesday at 11:00am The link will be emailed to your parents.
Lesson: How to Tune your Instrument
Songs: Stayin' Alive

Week of April 13th -
Here are some You Tubes created by Mr. Runolfson. See if you can play along-

Week of March 30 -
Here are some links to websites that are useful for music students. These are provided courtesy of our PWCS Office for Fine and Performing Arts! This is a link to a youtube channel that shows you how to tune your instrument. Please email me if you need help walking through tuning your instrument!

FlipGrid -
FlipGrid instructions for students

Smart Music (Offering free trials) Online performance-based assignment and assessment interface

Flat Web-based music notation and composition tool - Free!

Music Games | PBS Kids PBS resource for music games for younger students

Soundtrap for Education Online recording and collaboration tool

The Music Interactive Downloads available for strings and custom note ranges, including the game StaffWars v1.8

Sight Reading Factory (Offering free trials) Exercises for sight reading and sight singing practice

Interactive Sites for Education - Music Web-based interactive music activity site

Classics for Kids Online resources and information for teaching classical music to children

Music Racer Interactive game site to practice musical notes and terminology

NoteFlight (offering free access!) Create, teach, and share music

Also… - This is the website for our method book! You can enter the code on the front page of our book to gain free access to extra music and to the background tracks for each song in our book.

Zoom - Zoom is a great tool we can use for class meetings, and it's free to join. I'll be sending more information about Zoom
classes soon!