Beatboxing and Bucket Beats…….What’s Going On ??!!

Through being in contact with over 55,000 music teachers from around the world every week, I know that the upper primary or elementary age is one of the most challenging groups that teachers have to work with on a regular basis. In most situations theseRead more…

Resources For Teaching Percussion in the Music Classroom

Music Classrooms can often have loads of percussion instruments laying around. The question is what do you do with them all? Sure, you can play simple rhythms and percussion grids with them, but what do you do beyond this when your students are ready toRead more…

Students learning tuned percussion in the classroom?

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), you can often vary the tension of the skin by simply pressing or pulling at the edges ofRead more…

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…

Tuned Percussion instruments and how to use them in music class

Students will enjoy learning about how the timpani are tuned by exploring the effect of the skins tightness on its pitch. With a simple home made drum, 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…

Classroom Lessons on Tuned Percussion instruments

Creating music lesson plans about percussion instruments is easy with a few ideas detailed below. To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a simple home made drum, pull on the edges of the drumheadRead more…

Helping students learn about Percussion creatively

In this article you’ll find a few ideas for creating Music Lesson plans all about untuned percussion instruments. You could have the students make their own drums. Students can make their own drums if you have enough materials, otherwise you could do it as aRead more…

Drum, Drum, Drum – teaching about untuned percussion

Here are a couple of Music 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,Read 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…