Musical Lesson Plans

Why not create your own "musical item" in your next music class? I found inspiration from this clip called "Food Court Musical" Just a bit of fun, but why not use it with your classes to get them inspired to compose their own "If Life was a Musical" sketch!

2008-04-30T01:34:22+00:00By |0 Comments

Elementary Music Lesson Plan

Here are 3 tips for teaching some Basic Music Symbols that you could use in an Elementary Music Lesson Plan. Feel free to use as many or as little as you like and if you would like to add some feedback or extra ideas please feel free to leave a comment. Hope you find them

2008-04-28T01:01:14+00:00By |0 Comments

High School Music Lesson Plans

Today I have a question for you! What is the format that you use or that you would expect from a music lesson plan for high school? I started thinking about this and then thought... Why don't I ask everyone on this page, and everyone can leave comments on their practice and experience in this

2008-04-25T01:08:55+00:00By |0 Comments

Music Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

Here's a little music game that really works well with small groups of preschoolers to elementary school children. The game is called "Notes to Riches" and it is what it sounds like - MONEY! All you need is some $1 bills play money - go and raid your old monopoly set or make some with

2008-04-23T04:30:19+00:00By |0 Comments

How Many Keys On A Piano?

It's easy to find out there are 88 keys on a standard piano, and of those 88 keys you have 36 black keys and 52 white,  but how do you get your students to remember and more importantly -  how do you make it fun? Here are some ideas - Hope you find them useful Idea 1:

2008-04-18T10:20:18+00:00By |2 Comments

Music Trivia Questions

If you're like me then you love to find out new and interesting music trivia and facts that will make people sit up and listen - it may be a group of students or even at your next dinner party making general conversation. The fact is it doesn't matter what you use it for - the music

2008-04-11T06:46:51+00:00By |6 Comments

What to do with an ensemble of Drummers!

Just a quick one today - to let you know about my Husbands website - www.ktpercussion.com Kevin is a really established percussion teacher, and has done heaps of work composing works for percussion that really work in a school situation. One of the things that he has successfully done over the years is create ensembles

2008-04-09T03:17:58+00:00By |0 Comments

Whats your biggest challenge as a music teacher?

I've had many challenges as a music teacher ! Getting students to practice was one of my main ones - I found that if students didn't practice then they eventually quit lessons. Attracting enough students when my husband and I started in our full time commercial music school was another! Another Challenge I see with

2008-04-07T01:23:41+00:00By |0 Comments

Motivating Students with Games

There is something about the word “game” that motivates children and adults alike. When you say  “lets do some work now” how does that compare to “lets play a game now” – I’m sure you’ll agree the differences in enthusiasm are enormous.  I am excited to tell you that there is an excellent article called "Come Play"

2008-04-02T09:22:59+00:00By |1 Comment
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