Discovering Music History in your lesson Planning

Learning about Music History is a bit like learning to eat your vegetables as a child. If you approach it in an authoritative way and say “You must eat your Vegetables” – and don’t enjoy them yourself you’ll have quite a hard time! (P.S. IRead 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 Franz Joseph Haydn

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Fun lesson ideas for teaching students about Classical composers

Planning music lessons? here are a couple of ideas to help you create some fun music resources for your lessons. A couple of ideas for a lesson plan about Franz Joseph Haydn: Encourage the students to pretend that they are Prince Esterhazy, and that theyRead more…

Learning about Music and Deafness through Beethoven's music

Here are a few music lesson plan ideas to get your students inspired about the life of Beethoven – one of the most interesting characters to ever put pen to manuscript. Write a short children’s story about the life of Beethoven. Include the most importantRead more…

Haydn Talk Show? What if TV shows were around in the 18th Century?

What if TV talk shows were around in the 18th Century? Create a talk show segment interviewing Joseph Haydn on the success of one of his tours to London. Talk about a concert, the people Haydn met, Haydn’s opinion of the current fashion trends andRead more…

Learn about the sound of angels: The Harp

Have a look at the length of the string, and discus the effect on its pitch Ask students to predict whether longer strings will create lower-pitched sounds or vice versa. Ponder this with your students: Why do you think people use the word “low” toRead more…

Teaching Music Students Baroque Music

Here are a few ideas you can include if creating a music lesson plan about Baroque composer G.F. Handel. These days Handel’s keyboard music is most often performed on a piano. However, pianos were not around in Handel’s day and the music was originally writtenRead more…

Beethoven has to be one of the most interesting characters to talk about in music class

Ludwig Van Beethoven has to be one of the most unusual and interesting characters to ever compose music. Here are a few ideas to help introduce him into your music lesson plans: Use Beethoven’s life as the topic for a short children’s story. You canRead more…

Music Lesson ideas to share with a class about Mozart

There are numerous resources and lesson plans available from this website to help you if you are planning music lessons. In Salzburg, Austria, Mozart’s childhood house has been turned into a museum. Design the front cover of a brochure advertising the Museum by briefly describingRead more…