Halloween Rhythm Game - Oooooh this sounds like fun. I'd be a little nervous having my kids chase each other, but I bet they'd really enjoy it. This game also seems like it could be easily adaptable to whatever you are currently learning in your music classroom. I'll have to try it!
How to download music from youtube: this works. There was a live performance of a particular song I really wanted. It was better than the studio mp3. So I found the performance on youtube and followed these tips, using mediaconverter.org and converted it to an mp3. It worked.
Once upon a time, I played, I started too late to get beyond Vivaldi and Mozart and lacked the time to continue. Still, I love classical music and opera plus jazz and folk (including dancing) and painting and architecture and good photography and typography and, of course, poetry and fiction. I am, after all, a writer. Just listen.