Making Music Worksheets effective in the music class

There are a great many books and worksheets for the teaching of music theory available. Many of these are excellent, and well written and researched for the instruction of music theory. 
There is one thing that over everything else makes certain worksheets and educational materials more effective in this area. This one thing is an

2010-03-29T19:39:36+00:00By |0 Comments

What exactly ARE Music Theory Fun Sheets?

What exactly ARE Music Theory Fun Sheets? Music Theory Fun Sheets are Worksheets designed for music teachers to use in music classes and for individual theory instruction. They are supplied in Digital Format so that you self print them - as many times as you need! Music Theory Fun Sheets are not normal worksheets because:

2010-03-29T06:23:41+00:00By |0 Comments

Substitute Lesson ideas – Musical Bingo

For an emergency substitute lesson I have 2 bingo games. Both are purchased games with game cards and a CD. One game is made up of musical instrument sounds and the other is sound we hear around us. I use the instruments bingo for grades 2 -4 and the sounds bingo for grades K-2. I

2010-03-22T07:37:51+00:00By |0 Comments

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 job advertisement outlining the duties of the position and the type

2010-03-21T20:17:57+00:00By |0 Comments

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 Piano Concerto no. 21 2nd movement: Andante Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro

2010-03-20T21:06:30+00:00By |0 Comments

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 performance of this work in 1772. Trumpet Concerto: 3rd Movement This

2010-03-20T20:16:07+00:00By |0 Comments

Classroom Music Games – Round Mania

Take a well known round: I use 'London's Burning' for younger children (KS1 in the UK) and either 'Frere Jacques' or one of the quick to learn African rounds for older children (KS2 in the UK) Make sure that the children are secure with both the words and melody, singing in unison before embarking on

2010-03-20T07:19:22+00:00By |0 Comments
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