Resource Materials for teaching about the Instruments Of The Orchestra

Here are a few ideas for teaching about the Instruments of the Orchestra. I do hope you find the ideas useful and feel free to provide some feedback using the comment box below. Instrument Four Corners Game For this game you will need four postersRead more…

Teaching Ideas For Using STOMP in a General Music Class

I just found this STOMP Clip that would provide great inspiration for students in the music classroom of approx junior high school standard. Lesson Plan Ideas Make A STOMP Ensemble Have the class watch a portion of a dvd about the group STOMP. Afterwards, theRead more…

Letter Names in Musical Notation

Have you ever wondered why we use letter names in musical notation before? I have to confess that I had never really thought of it much until a friend asked me the other day how the music letter names were named and why the alphabetRead more…

Teaching Major Scales: Part 2

A post by Janice on Music Lesson Plans: Worksheets to help with Teaching Major Scales If you need theory worksheet content to help with teaching major scales then you may find that our Printable Music Theory Books could become an invaluable companion in your resourceRead more…

Teaching Major Scales: Part 1

A post by Janice on Music Lesson Plans: A Game to help with Teaching Major Scales If you’ve ever taught music theory, then you would know that it can be difficult to get students to remember the pattern of tones and semitones needed, the scaleRead more…

Using Flashcards In Music Theory Lessons

This video is a Suzuki teacher using flashcards to actively involve her students in remembering musical terms they have played in their pieces. I was just looking through youtube for music theory videos and I stumbled across this teacher who was actively involving her studentsRead more…

Interactive Whiteboards: Using them in the Music Classroom.

There’s no doubt that interactive whiteboards can be fantastic tools for the music classroom. The question is just what materials can we use on them. This article will outline some ideas and would love your feedback on resources you may already be using.

Should We Be Using Instrumental Music Video Games In The Music Classroom?

Yes, as with the other video games out there like the “Guitar Hero” series, the new craze this year is the the launch of the “Beatles:Rock Band ” video game. It has recently has hit the streets and looks like it could become game ofRead more…

Viva Zone- A free online music resource for Primary School teachers

Here’s an online resource you can play which is perfect for primary level music lessons.

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

Here is an an amazing clip by Bobby McFerrin demonstrating a powerful and fun teaching tool