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…

Substitute Lesson Ideas – Read Along Activities & Resources

This works really well for JK to Grade 3, and is a life-saver for a substitute with no musical training. Many of the books also work well with Character Education. I have a number of story books that have a song on CD or cassette.Read more…

Making a lesson plan fun for young music students

If you’ve been a teacher of young children’s classes you’ll know one very important thing: you always need have a lesson plan. That is, if you want to end the day in a positive frame of mind! A lesson plan doesn’t have to be complex,Read more…

A busy schedule for music teachers

Music Teachers have a very busy schedule. Possibly music teachers have the busiest life of all teachers Of course, many would disagree with that statement. Maths, Chemistry and English teachers of course work very hard and no-one would say they don’t work extremely hard toRead more…

Ideas on how to write a good classroom lesson plan

Lesson plans are an indispensable tool for music teachers. They are critical to the success of one lesson, and the whole terms lessons, and the teachers life in general. There is an old saying that says something like “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”Read more…

How to write a lesson plan for music

A critical part of a music teachers week is preparing lesson plans They are critical to the success of one lesson, and the whole terms lessons, and the teachers life in general. There is nothing like the old saying “If you don’t prepare, then prepareRead more…