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


15 JUNE is Edvard Grieg's Birthday

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. Grieg received piano lessons from his mother from six, an excellent pianist.

Grieg used and developed Norwegian folk music in his compositions, paving the way for Norway's music to achieve international consciousness. Grieg's works also helped Norway develop a national identity.

MTR offers a lot of fun and engaging resources highlighting Edvard Grieg and his music. Click the image below to know more!
Music Composer: GRIEG Music Composer Study and Worksheets   GRIEG Music Listening and Biography Research Activities   GRIEG Biography Research Activities for use with Google Cl  
GRIEG Word Search and Research Activity for Middle School    GRIEG Word Search and Research Activity for Use with Googl   In the Hall of the Mountain King Guitar Duo:  

In the Hall of the Mountain King   

In the Hall of the Mountain King is loved by children worldwide. It is a musical depiction of a young boy, Peer Gynt, being chased by trolls during his escape from the home of the Mountain King.

Have your students listen to these two versions of the piece and complete a compare and contrast activity.




17 JUNE is Igor Stravinsky's Birthday

Igor Stravinsky was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. His work revolutionized musical thought and sensibility in the 20th century.

For instance, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring presented a new concept of music involving constantly changing rhythms and metric imbalances, a brilliantly original orchestration, and drastically dissonant harmonies.

Check out all the MTR resources for Stravinsky by clicking the image below. 
STRAVINSKY Music Listening Foldables and Biography Researc  STRAVINKSY Music Word Search and Biography Research Activi

20 JUNE is Lionel Richie's Birthday

Lionel Richie is an American singer, songwriter, and producer commended for his ability to successfully manoeuvre across more than one genre of music in his prolific career.

He has performed—and skillfully blended—multiple musical styles, most notably funk, soul, rhythm and blues, and country. Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

See all the available MTR Lionel Richie resources below:
LIONEL RICHIE Word Search and Research Activity for Use wi   LIONEL RICHIE Word Search and Research Activity for middle School

21 JUNE (2024) is the Start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere

Beach, Summer, Beach Ball, Sea, Vacation, Sand, Ocean

Warm weather, school vacation, and endless fun - there are just so many reasons to love summer! Enjoy music learning with these MTR Summer-themed resources. Click the image below to see them all!

Grab this Summer Color by Treble Notes FREE DOWNLOAD too!


21 JUNE is World Music Day

Harp, Music, Equipment, Strings, Acoustic, Multi-String

This day is celebrated in more than 120 countries to appreciate the immeasurable benefits that music brings to our lives.  

World Music Day reminds us that while there is music in the world, we can set down our troubles, pick up our instruments and make a joyful noise.

Deepen your students' appreciation of music with these MTR resources:
World Music Project and Presentation   World Music Instruments Activities   World Musical Instrument Posters - Classroom Decor 
Musical Instruments World Search Puzzles BUNDLE   Music Word Search: Chinese Music Instruments:  World Music   Music Word Search: Folk Instruments: World Instruments Music Game

25 JUNE is Carly Simon's Birthday

Carly Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. Simon had a series of hit albums and singles—primarily romantic ballads sung in her plaintive alto—that included "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (1971) and "Anticipation" (1971). She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.

This MTR resource teaches more about Carly Simon and her music:
CARLY SIMON Word Search and Research Activity for Middle S

25 JUNE is Global Beatles Day

This occasion pays tribute to The Beatles and their impact on music history and pop culture. The holiday was created and first celebrated in 2009 by Beatles fan Faith Cohen, who calls it "a thank you or love letter to The Beatles."

Learn more about The Beatles and their contribution to music with these MTR resources:
THE BEATLES Word Search and Research Activity for Middle S   THE BEATLES Word Search and Research Activity for Use with


27 JUNE is National Bingo Day

Bingo, Gambling, Game, Luck

Commemorate the fun game of bingo with these MTR Bingo games:
Music Bingo l Instruments of the Orchestra Bingo   Rhythm Bingo   Music Symbol Bingo   Music Bingo:  Untuned Percussion Music Bingo


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See PART 1 of this blog post. 

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