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…

Baroque Composers and lessons in the music classroom

Learning about baroque music has never been as much fun as it is with these music lesson plans. 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,Read more…

Here's how you can make learning about Baroque Music Fun!

Here are a few ideas for a music lesson all about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. You will find many more ideas for music lesson plans in our composers series of printable worksheets. Design a Facebook profile for J.S. Bach. Include “Basic Information” (Network, Birthday,Read more…

Resources for learning about Antonio Vivaldi

Here are a few resources you can use if learning about the Composer Antonio Vivaldi: Great pieces to listen to: YouTube – Guitar Concerto in D major YouTube – Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 3 No. 6 Resource List Classics for Kids – hasRead more…

Teaching any Music History?

If you’re teaching music history your lesson plan can include a few fun ideas like these: Today when you hear keyboard music by Handel played, it is usually played on a piano. However, pianos were not around in Handel’s day and the music was originallyRead more…

J.S. Bach on a social network like facebook?

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. You will find many more ideas for music lesson plans in our composers series of printable worksheets. Create a pretendRead more…

Baroque Composer J.S. Bach in the limelight

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. CreateRead more…

A Listening Activity about Antonio Vivaldi

Here is a Listening Activity for Music Lessons about Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring 1st Movement. Before listening to the 1st Movement of Spring, discuss what kind of things you associate with Spring. Brainstorm a list (e.g. flowers blooming, birds etc) and talk aboutRead more…

Teaching Music Students Baroque Music

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. Do some research on the differences between the two,Read more…