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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
Instrument Word Scramble
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

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

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