This is the second part of a two-part post on music lesson teaching resources for July.



15 JULY is Joe Satriani's Birthday

Joe Satriani is an American guitarist, composer, songwriter, and guitar teacher. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many former students achieving fame. One of those students is Kirk Lee Hammett, the lead guitarist of Metallica. 

Satriani then went on to have a successful solo music career. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the bestselling instrumental rock guitarist.

Take a look at the MTR resources focusing on Satriani:

JOE SATRIANI Music Word Search and Biography Research Acti


15 JULY is Linda Ronstadt's Birthday

Linda Maria Ronstadt is a retired American singer noted for her pure, expressive soprano voice.

Ronstadt has released 24 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Moreover, she charted 38 US Billboard Hot 100 singles.

Linda Ronstadt has won ten Grammy Awards and many other awards.

Introduce the life and music of Linda Ronstadt with these easy and engaging MTR resources:

LINDA RONSTADT Music Word Search and Biography Research Ac  LINDA RONSTADT Biography Research Worksheets and Music Lis  LINDA RONSTADT BUNDLE of Listening Worksheets and Biograph


17 JULY is World Emoji Day 

Review music notes and rests using the fun and engagement emojis brought with these MTR EMOJI Color by Music Code resources!

Music Coloring Sheets - 12 Smiley Faces Music Coloring Pag   Music Theory Colour by Music Notes - Emoji-Themed Music My


18 JULY is Martha Reeves' Birthday 

Martha Rose Reeves is an American R&B, pop singer and lead singer of the Motown girl group 'Martha and the Vandellas'. The vocal group scored two of the biggest dance records of the 1960s with "Dancing in the Street" (1964) and "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" (1963).

Martha and the Vandellas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Learn more about Martha Reeves and her music with these MTR resources: 
MARTHA REEVES BUNDLE of Listening Worksheets and Biography  MARTHA REEVES Music Listening Activities and Biography Res  Martha Reeves Music Word Search and Biography Research Act


18 JULY is World Listening Day

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World Listening Day is an annual event held on July 18th. It aims to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, including natural and urban environments. The day encourages people to engage with their sonic surroundings consciously and to promote understanding and awareness of the soundscape.

Check out this Music Listening Activity - Match the Music Genre as you celebrate this day with your music students.

Music Appreciation - Music Genre Activities - Middle Schoo


20 JULY is Carlos Santana's Birthday

Carlos Santana is a Mexican-American guitarist. He enjoyed immense popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the Santana Blues Band band.

The band created a successful blend of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Over his career, he has sold an estimated 80 million albums worldwide and received 10 Grammy Awards. 

Carlos has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

MTR offers the following fun and engaging resources focusing on Carlos Santana:
CARLOS SANTANA BUNDLE Music Activities and Worksheets BUNDLE  CARLOS SANTANA Music Listening Activities and Biography Re  CARLOS SANTANA WMusic Word Search and Biography Research A

"Samba Pa Ti" is one of Santana's most beautiful instrumental pieces. It's been covered by many artists over the years and used in TV shows.



20 JULY is Space Exploration Day 

Space Exploration Day commemorates the anniversary of the first crewed mission to the Moon. 

Review music notes and rests with these MTR printable and digital SPACE-THEMED resources:

SPACE Music Activities - 12 Music Signs and Symbols Maze W  Music Activities - Treble Clef Notes Maze Puzzle Worksheet  Music Coloring Activities - 15 SPACE Themed Music Coloring Sheets


JULY 22 is Selena Gomez's Birthday 

Selena Marie Gomez is an American pop singer and actress.

As of 2017, Gomez has sold over seven million albums and 22 million singles worldwide, according to Billboard.

Selena has received various accolades and was honored as the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

Learn more about Gomez and her music with these MTR resources:

SELENA GOMEZ Music Lesson Research and Listening Activitie


24 JULY is Jennifer Lopez's Birthday

Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J.Lo, is an American singer, actress, and dancer.

Her debut studio album On the 6 (1999) helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music.

Lopez is considered a pop culture icon and is often described as a triple-threat entertainer.

With a cumulative film gross of US$3.1 billion and estimated global sales of 70 million records, Jennifer Lopez is regarded as the most influential Latin entertainer in North America. 

Learn more about J.Lo and her music using the following engaging MTR resources:
JENNIFER LOPEZ Listening Worksheets and Biography Research
  JENNIFER LOPEZ Research and Music Listening Activities and  JENNIFER LOPEZ Music Word Search and Biography Research Ac  Jennifer Lopez Music Listening and Research Foldables


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