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Music Resources for Teachers

Bring some music into your classroom with lessons and printables! Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month in March or enjoy music on a regular basis with your students. We have multicultural activities incorporating Mexican, Native American, Chinese, and South American music into your curriculum; you'll find printable instructions for building musical instruments; they'll learn the history of musical genres like Rock 'n' Roll and Jazz with detailed references; and of course, there are lyrics of plenty of songs for you and your class to sing and enjoy!

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Music


"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Native American Musical Instruments
Making an Erhu
Patriotic Poems and Songs
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Curious George "Ten Little Monkeys" Song
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Violin Bow
Italian Accordion
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Movement and Circle Games
Observing Sound Waves
Patterns in Music and Math
Math and Music: Fibonacci Sequence
Tap Your Feet
Rhythms and Body Percussion
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, K-5

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Observing Sound Waves
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Numbers and Songs
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Defining Jazz Music
Graphing Pitch
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12


Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
Contemporary Native American Music
"Star-Spangled Banner"
Intertribal Style of Native American Music
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
George Frideric Handel - Biography & Activities


Basic Music Knowledge Quiz
History of Music Quiz
ABC Order -- Music Terms

National Standards for Arts Education

National Standards for Music Education
Technology Strategies for Music Education
Teaching with *NSYNC

Classroom Management

Discipline Strategies in the Music Classroom
Follow Me Freeze
Strategies for Making Music Happen

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Making a Koto
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Interactive Timeline
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Arranging and Improvising with *NSYNC
Appalachian Riddle Song
The Composer Is Dead Teacher's Guide
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Mozart: Mathematics in Music
Curious George at the Parade: Band Member Shuffle
More Mathematics in Music Activities

Science & Music Connected

Observing Sound Waves
Can Sound Travel Through Things?
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
Musical Motivation
Investigate Activity: Changing Pitch
Investigate Activity: Listening to Sound Through Matter
Make an Instrument
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

Making a Koto
Chinese Percussion Music
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
Austrian Yodeling
Israeli Children's Songs
Making Panpipes
Han Chinese Music Scales
More Foreign Language Music Resources

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