Category Archives: Teaching Other Music Classes

Parts of the Stage – Test or Review

A quiz I designed for my students in “musical theatre”. Leading up to this we had done a labeling worksheet, played “stage directions tic-tac-toe” (yes, I taped out the stage like a tic-tac-toe board), and discussed in-depth how the directions … Continue reading

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Discover Music Poster Set

The Discover Music Poster Set is by far one of the best classroom poster sets I have ever seen. I believe my middle school band director used them, and I have known other teachers to use them as well. It … Continue reading

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Famous Musicians Lessons

PowerPoint Presentations I created to present famous musicians to the middle school students I am currently teaching. Three days of an overview of famous musicians and then two days of presenting their assignments. I did not have them take notes … Continue reading

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Periods of Classical Music – PowerPoint Lessons

These are the PowerPoint lessons I did on the different periods of classical music with my music appreciation class. Feel free to use them, but please credit me or provide a link to my website. The printed music included should … Continue reading

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Composer Quest Assignment

Hello readers! I am currently substituting long-term for a teacher who is out on sick leave, and one of my more unique classes is music appreciation class. Last week we studied musical genres, this week it will be musical periods/eras. … Continue reading

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Website: Classics For Kids

In doing research for a music appreciation class I stumbled across a great resource, a website called Classics for Kids. I discovered a page with a radio show about different periods of music, and the site also includes information on … Continue reading

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Music Appreciation Class Lessons – Timbre, Ensembles, Genres

These are some lessons that I did as a unit on a 4 week school week in a middle school music appreciation class. We discussed the timbres of instruments, different ensembles, and different genres. The recorded music can all be … Continue reading

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