Virtual Classroom

Step-by-Step with Local Artists

Welcome to the Virtual Classroom! We are excited to offer these free learning opportunities to families.

Fun new videos will be added to the Virtual Classroom, so please check back often. We know that art-making is a process that soothes the soul, and boy do we need that right now!

  • To filter the list of classes, select Topics and Grade Level in combination.
  • Some classes are a series, and some are one-and-done. When there is a series it is best to "take" these classes in order.
  • Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can choose to be alerted when new classes are posted so you don't miss out! 

We hope you will share your projects with us so we can keep our connections strong! Share the classes with your friends, too! 

Strumming Pattern G, D, Em, and C
Cedar Rapids Musician, Brook Hoover, teaches you a basic strumming pattern using a chord pattern used in countless songs. Once you've mastered these few chords, you'll be able to play along with a lot of your favorite tunes! GRADE LEVEL 5-ADULT
The Chord Wheel
Join Brook Hoover for a spin around the chord wheel! Brook manages to make music theory both colorful and accessible. The demos in the video are for guitar, but you can apply this to any instrument. If you know some basic chords and want to start tinkering to grow your knowledge then Brook is the guy to guide you! Guitar rental available locally, call to inquire. GRADE LEVEL 5-ADULT
Name That Song: A music listening adventure
Take a musical adventure challenge from Mr. Roundtree, a CRCSD music educator, and name that song! CLASS 1 of 3 - GRADES 2-5
Name that Song 2 : A music listening adventure
Take a musical adventure challenge from Mr. Roundtree, a Cedar Rapids Community School District music educator, and name that song! CLASS 2 of 3 - GRADE LEVEL 2-5
Name that Song 3 : A music listening adventure
Take a musical adventure challenge from Mr. Roundtree, a CRCSD music educator, and name that song! CLASS 3 of 3 GRADE LEVEL 2-5