Learning about keyboard instruments and their history

The piano has several less known cousins which are important for us to introduce into the music classroom: the celesta, harpsichord and organ. They are great to include in music lesson plans. Discuss with students the similarities and differences among keyboard instruments. The keyboard instrumentsRead more…

Classroom Game using a traditional folk song

This is a game using the traditional folk song “Down on the Banks”, however it an be done with any short folk song with a strong beat. You have the kids get into a circle and they put their left hand out to their leftRead more…

Tools for a stress free career for music teachers

Music Teachers have a hectic life. Of all teachers probably music teachers have the most work to do on a regular week by week basis. Of course, many would disagree with that supposition. Maths, Chemistry and English teachers of course work very hard and no-oneRead more…