Louis Armstrong

There are so many wonderful directions you can go with a study on Louis Armstrong!  Our top recommendations are to study his life, his music, jazz music as a genre, or use the study to introduce musical terms and concepts.  Here are a few ideas to get you started in those areas!

You can grab your free downloads to go along with the Louis Armstrong letter here!

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For All Ages

Music, Movies, and More...

“Hello, Dolly!”


“Dream a Little Dream with Me” with Ella Fitzgerald




“What a Wonderful World”



“Ain’t Misbehavin’”

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Cooking

Armstrong signed many of his letters “Red beans and ricely yours,” in honor of one of his favorite meals... red beans and rice.  Listen to Louis Armstrong music while you cook and eat a pot of red beans and rice.  Here’s one recipe to try and another.

Resources



Preschool

Books

Activities

  • Listen to some of Louis Armstrong’s songs.
  • Listen to “What a Wonderful World” then draw or paint a picture of something beautiful in the world.

Elementary

Books


Activities

  • Listen to some of Louis Armstrong’s songs or pick a new song to listen to each day.  Create a playlist on your favorite music app. Discuss his musical style and what you enjoy about his music.

  • Learn to identify some of the most common jazz instruments and terms using our free downloads.

  • Listen to “What a Wonderful World” then draw or paint a picture of something beautiful in the world.

  • Learn to play a Louis Armstrong song on a musical instrument.

Middle School/High School

 Books

Activities

  • Listen to some of Louis Armstrong’s songs or pick a new song to listen to each day.  Discuss his musical style and what you enjoy about his music.

  • Learn to identify some of the most common jazz instruments and terms using our free downloads.

  • Listen to “What a Wonderful World” then draw or paint a picture of something beautiful in the world.

  • Learn to play a Louis Armstrong song on a musical instrument.

  • Watch the musical Hello, Dolly! or one of Louis Armstrong’s other movies
     
  • Host a Jazz Night with your friends & family…decorate, build a jazz playlist to listen to on your favorite music app, and have a great time!

 

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