An unusual instrument to teach about in your music class

Have a look at the length of the string, and discus the effect on its pitch Ask students to predict whether longer strings will create lower-pitched sounds or vice versa. Here is an interesting question to discuss with your students: Why do we use theRead more…

Teaching students about the orchestra and keyboard instruments in the music class

The piano has several less known cousins which are important for us to introduce into the music classroom: the celesta, harpsichord and organ. Show and talk about the different aspects and characteristics of the keyboard instruments. The keyboard instruments are related to each other inRead 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…

A music lesson about the symphony orchestra's conductor

These are all ideas that students can use to learn about the conductor in the orchestra. There is a complete lesson plan on this subject in Our Printable Music Lesson Plans Series. What would happen to an orchestra if the conductor wasn’t there – couldRead more…

Learn about the Symphony Orchestra in Music Class

Here are a few ideas for lesson planning a lesson all about a Symphony Orchestra Arrange the student’s seats as if they were an orchestra. Place the names of instruments on the appropriate desks, or affix name stickers to individual students. Allow students to beRead more…

Lesson planning ideas for learning about the clarinet

Here are a few lesson planning ideas that you can use when learning about the clarinet in the music class. You can Make rudimentary single-reed instruments. Gather the following pieces of paper and plastic combs, about 5cm x 5cm (two inches by two inches) ToRead more…

A Music Lesson on the Symphony Orchestra

This is a few lesson plan ideas that you can use when learning about the Symphony Orchestra Arrange the student’s seats as if they were an orchestra. Place the names of instruments on the the students desks, or Give students name stickers to wear. AllowRead more…

How to have a lesson about a classical orchestra

This is a few lesson plan ideas that you can use when learning about the Symphony Orchestra Arrange the student’s seats as if they were an orchestra. Place the names of instruments on the the students desks, or affix name stickers to individual students. AllowRead more…

A few lesson planning ideas about orchestras

This is a few lesson plan ideas that you can use when learning about the Symphony Orchestra Arrange the students’ seats as if they were an orchestra. Place instrument name cards on the the students desks, or affix name stickers to individual students. Allow studentsRead more…

An Orchestral Lesson Plan

This is a few lesson plan ideas that you can use when learning about the Symphony Orchestra You can arrange the classroom like an orchestra. Place instrument name cards on the the students desks, or Give Students name stickers to wear. Allow students to beRead more…