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Classical Composers | Resources for Music Education

A classroom music lesson about Franz Joseph Haydn

Planning music lessons? here are a couple of ideas to help you create some fun music resources for your lessons. Encourage the students to pretend that they are Prince Esterhazy, and that they are looking for a new Kapellmeister. Ask them to write a jobRead more…

Listening ideas for Music by Mozart

The Fun Music Company has a whole series of lesson plans available about composers, from the Baroque through to the 20th Century. Listening List and other resources for learning about Mozart in the music class. Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor Confutatis and Lacrimosa PianoRead more…

Listening Resources for a music lesson about Joseph Haydn

Planning music lessons? here are a couple of listening ideas to help you create some fun music resources for your lessons. This video recording is an entertaining version showing the musicians leaving the stage during the last movement, as they did in the first performanceRead more…

A great listening idea for learning about Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven has to be one of the most unusual and interesting characters to ever compose music. Here is a listening activity to help introduce him into the music classroom, which you can include in your next music lesson plan: “Für Elise” Bagatelle inRead more…

A fun listening idea for Mozart's music

The Fun Music Company has a whole series of lesson plans available about composers, from the Baroque through to the 20th Century. Here is a great listening activity for Music by Mozart: Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman” Before beginning this activity with theRead more…

Listening Plans for the music of Beethoven

Here is an essential list of listening for music lesson plans about Beethoven. “Für Elise” Bagatelle in A minor Listen to the beginning of “Fur Elise” and sing together the well-known opening melody (the first nine notes). Now play the whole piece, this time countingRead more…

A great listening idea for learning about Franz Joseph Haydn

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G.F. Handel and contemporary composers – lesson planning ideas

These days Handel’s keyboard music is most often performed on a piano. At the time that this music was performed however pianos had not yet been invented, so keyboard music was generally played on a harpsichord. Have the students research differences between the instruments, lookingRead more…

Help your students learn about Baroque Music

Students will love being exposed to a variety of composers, and there is none more important than J.S. Bach for learning about the Baroque Era. This is just an excerpt of the materials found in our Great composers series of printable music lesson plans. DesignRead more…

Listen and Learn – Music by Mozart

There are numerous resources and lesson plans available from this website to help you if you are planning music lessons. Here is a listening activity to help with showing students about Mozart. Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman” Before beginning this activity with theRead more…