What Music Theory Rock Musicians need to know

Here are a few basic ideas about what music theory rock music students really need, and what they don’t! If they are playing drums there is very little point in them learning to read the bass clef or treble clef notes – you’ll want toRead more…

Music class lesson plans for learning about untuned percussion

Teaching a lesson about percussion in music class? here are a few ideas that are suitable for elementary through to junior high school. Make a drum! Do this as a demonstration with student participation, or, if you have the resources, let each student make aRead more…

Planning for percussion in the music class

Teaching a lesson about percussion in music class? here are a few ideas that are suitable for elementary through to junior high school. You could have the students make their own drums. Do this as a demonstration with student participation, or, if you have theRead more…

How Computer Games can help you learn music.

This is a description of how educational music games can help you when learning music. Who remembers going to traditional piano lessons? Where you had to go to Mrs Jones’s house and sit up straight on the stool, and play the right notes or you’dRead more…

Percussion in the elementary music class

Teaching a lesson about percussion in music class? here are a few ideas that are suitable for elementary through to junior high school. Music Lesson plans for classroom music. Making drums is always a fun activity with younger students. Students can make their own drumsRead more…

Hit, Bang, Scrape – Lesson plans about percussion

Here are a couple of lesson planning ideas for teaching about percussion in the elementary, middle or even junior high school music class. Making drums is always a fun activity with younger students. Students can make their own drums if you have enough materials, otherwiseRead more…

Learning how to read music for a Rock Musician

So what do rock musicians really need to know about music theory? and how can we best help our students who really want to be able to read and are prepared to make the effort, but still struggle? here are some basic ideas to helpRead more…

Learning music the modern way – with computer games!

Remember old fashioned piano lessons? Sitting up straight on the hard piano bench where the lovely Mrs Smith would give you a gentle tap on the back of the hand with a ruler if you didn’t curl your fingers properly! Well these days things areRead 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…

What to do with an ensemble of Drummers!

Just a quick one today – to let you know about my Husbands website – www.ktpercussion.com Kevin is a really established percussion teacher, and has done heaps of work composing works for percussion that really work in a school situation. One of the things thatRead more…