Lesson ideas to teach students about Tuned Percussion Instruments.

To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a coffee can drum (see lessons on Untuned Percussion), pull on the edges of the drumhead to put varying degrees of tension on it, while a studentRead more…

Creative ways to use percussion in the elementary music classroom

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. Students can make their own drums if you have enough materials, otherwise youRead more…