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…

Picking Great Action Songs for your Educational Music Games

Teaching music to children can be a very challenging task since kids have very short attention span. If children in your class are bored they will quickly get fidgety and disruptive to the rest of the class. If you use your creativity in music classesRead more…

Teaching Issues with Music Theory Fun Sheets

Teaching Questions Would this product be suitable for one on one studio lessons? Of course! Some of the products are more suitable than others, for instance Musical Terms for the Digital Age is highly appropriate for private studio teachers preparing students for theory exams. WeRead more…

Resource Materials for teaching about the Instruments Of The Orchestra

Here are a few ideas for teaching about the Instruments of the Orchestra. I do hope you find the ideas useful and feel free to provide some feedback using the comment box below. Instrument Four Corners Game For this game you will need four postersRead more…

What exactly ARE Music Theory Fun Sheets?

What exactly ARE Music Theory Fun Sheets? Music Theory Fun Sheets are Worksheets designed for music teachers to use in music classes and for individual theory instruction. They are supplied in Digital Format so that you self print them – as many times as youRead more…

Substitute Lesson ideas – Musical Bingo

For an emergency substitute lesson I have 2 bingo games. Both are purchased games with game cards and a CD. One game is made up of musical instrument sounds and the other is sound we hear around us. I use the instruments bingo for gradesRead more…

Classroom Music Games – Scribble Music

This is an activity that I use during extra time or to leave for a substitute to do with elementary students. It’s an activity called “Scribble Music”. The activity teaches students to listen for the differences in fast and slow music. After reviewing the differencesRead more…

A classroom music lesson about Franz Joseph Haydn

Planning music lessons? here are a couple of ideas to help you create some fun music resources for your lessons. Encourage the students to pretend that they are Prince Esterhazy, and that they are looking for a new Kapellmeister. Ask them to write a jobRead more…

Substitute Music Lesson ideas – Note Pizza

When I was asked to teach a half hour class of 35 kids (aged 8 to 16) before their regular teacher could be there, a friend and I came up with this idea: Build “note pizzas” by giving 6 groups each a set of aRead more…

Listening ideas for Music by Mozart

The Fun Music Company has a whole series of lesson plans available about composers, from the Baroque through to the 20th Century. Listening List and other resources for learning about Mozart in the music class. Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor Confutatis and Lacrimosa PianoRead more…