G.F. Handel and contemporary composers – lesson planning ideas

These days Handel's keyboard music is most often performed on a piano. At the time that this music was performed however pianos had not yet been invented, so keyboard music was generally played on a harpsichord. Have the students research differences between the instruments, looking at the time when each instrument was invented, and the

By |2010-03-18T10:43:47+00:00March 18th, 2010|Classical Composers, Lesson Plans|0 Comments

Heres a few tips on writing lesson plans

Lesson plans are an indispensable tool for music teachers. They are very important to the success of both one lesson and the teachers career in general. There is nothing like the old saying “If you don’t prepare, then prepare to fail”. However, once you are a little more experienced then preparing lesson plans becomes a

By |2010-03-12T00:51:11+00:00March 12th, 2010|Lesson Plans|Comments Off on Heres a few tips on writing lesson plans

Flutes and Piccolo – an orchestral music lesson

Here are a few lesson planning ideas for teaching your music class about the flute and piccolo High or Low Game: Sing or play some melodic intervals in both directions. Ask students to discern which note comes first, the high note or the low note, by describing the interval as flute-piccolo (low-high) or piccolo-flute (high-low).

By |2010-03-11T20:27:44+00:00March 11th, 2010|Lesson Plans|Comments Off on Flutes and Piccolo – an orchestral music lesson

Tools for a trouble free life 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, Science and History teachers of course work very hard and no-one would say they don't work extremely hard to bring excellent lessons to their students. Music Teachers however have

By |2010-03-06T03:03:43+00:00March 6th, 2010|Lesson Plans, Productivity|Comments Off on Tools for a trouble free life for music teachers

Lesson Plan all about Violins and Violas

Want your students to learn about the string instruments? Here are a few music lesson plan ideas that will get your students inspired about stringed instruments. firstly, compare the sizes of violins and violas with other objects of different sizes Show or speak pairs of objects, and have the students indicate the relative size relationships

By |2010-03-04T05:17:55+00:00March 4th, 2010|Lesson Plans|Comments Off on Lesson Plan all about Violins and Violas

A St Patricks Day Activity For Music Classes

With St Patricks Day coming up this year... why not celebrate it with your music classes by showing them a video clip of the musical "Riverdance" featuring loads of Irish Dancing and music? This will be sure to start a great discussion, and you could even adapt it for additional homework exercises or projects. Here

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