Resources For Teaching Percussion in the Music Classroom

Music Classrooms can often have loads of percussion instruments laying around. The question is what do you do with them all? Sure, you can play simple rhythms and percussion grids with them, but what do you do beyond this when your students are ready toRead more…

Tuned Percussion instruments and how to use them in music class

Students will enjoy learning about how the timpani are tuned by exploring the effect of the skins tightness on its pitch. With a simple home made drum, pull on the edges of the drumhead to put varying degrees of tension on it, while a studentRead more…

Learning about Xylophones, Glockenspiels and Marimbas at school

Want some music lesson plans about percussion instruments? here is a few ideas To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a simple home made drum, pull on the edges of the drumhead to putRead more…

Classroom percussion lesson planning

In this article you’ll find a few ideas for creating a music lesson plan all about untuned percussion instruments. Making drums is always a fun activity with younger students. Students can make their own drums if you have enough materials, otherwise you could do itRead more…

Lesson plan ideas for teaching about untuned percussion

In this music lesson plan you’ll find a few ideas for creating a music lesson plan all about untuned percussion instruments. You could have the students make their own drums. Do this as a demonstration with student participation, or, if you have the resources, letRead more…