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



14 NOVEMBER is Fanny Mendelssohn's Birthday

Fanny Mendelssohn was a German composer and pianist of the early Romantic era.

When we hear the name Mendelssohn, most people think of Fanny's brother, Felix. However, Fanny was a talented musician and composer in her own right and should be introduced to young music students.

She wrote over 500 pieces during her lifetime, including piano pieces, lieder (art songs), chamber music, cantatas, and oratorios.

Fanny Mendelssohn is primarily known for her songs and her "Songs Without Words", small pieces for solo piano.

Introduce her to your music students using these listening foldables.

Female Composers: Fanny Mendelssohn  Biography Research an


22 NOVEMBER is Benjamin Britten's Birthday

Benjamin Britten was an English composer, pianist, and conductor.

After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, Britten got a job writing film music.

He then composed choral music, chamber music, songs, and quite a few operas, including some for significant events in British history.

Britten is renowned as one of the finest English opera composers. His best-known works include the opera "Peter Grimes" (1945) and the orchestral showpiece "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" (1945).

Here are MORE helpful Benjamin Britten resources to introduce him to your students.
  BENJAMIN BRITTEN Music Listening Activities and Biography  BENJAMIN BRITTEN Music Word Search and Biography Research   BENJAMIN BRITTEN BUNDLE of Music Listening Worksheets and   Music Composer Worksheets - BRITTEN Biography Research and



23 NOVEMBER is Miley Cyrus' Birthday

Destiny Hope Cyrus, popularly known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She is best known for her character as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana in the original Disney Channel Series Hannah Montana.

Known for her distinctive raspy voice, her music incorporates elements of varied styles and genres, including pop, country pop, hip hop, experimental, and rock.

She has attained the most US Billboard 200 top-five albums in the 21st century by a female artist, with thirteen entries.

Learn more about her using these listening foldables perfect for introducing Miley to your students.

Miley Cyrus: Music Listening and Research Foldables


24 NOVEMBER is Scott Joplin's Birthday

Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist.

Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". His famous works are "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer". 

Scott Joplin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

The video below provides a concise, informative presentation about Joplin's life and music.

Other engaging resources to help introduce Scott Joplin to your students.
SCOTT JOPLIN Music Listening Worksheets and Research Activ   SCOTT JOPLIN Music Word Search and Biography Research Acti  SCOTT JOPLIN Music Listening and Biography Research Activi

26 NOVEMBER is Tina Turner's Birthday

Tina Turner is an American-born Swiss singer and songwriter.

Tina was known for her high-energy vocals and electrifying stage presence, and I have been lucky enough to witness this! 

Her success, dominance, popularity, and consistent contributions to the rock music genre got her the title "The Queen of Rock & Roll".

Tina Turner has won eight Grammy Awards. She is also a Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

GRAB this FREE DOWNLOAD from the TINA TURNER resource preview! Follow the link and click on the GREEN PREVIEW bar.

Check out this word search puzzle with a research activity to learn more about Tina Turner's life and music.

Music Word Search TINA TURNER and Research Activity for Mi


27 NOVEMBER is Jimi Hendrix's Birthday

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

Hendrix earned legendary status with his mastery of the electric guitar. Although scores of later rock musicians imitated Hendrix's wild, innovative instrumentals, his talent remained unparalleled.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Rolling Stone ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.

Learn more about Hendrix and his music with The JIMI HENDRIX Word Search and Research activity.

This resource is not your average word search! It has a research/written activity based on the words hidden in the word search.

Your students are not merely finding words in the word search - they are also learning about JIMI HENDRIX by researching what these words had to do with his life and music.
JIMI HENDRIX Music Activities and Worksheets BUNDLE  JIMI HENDRIX Music Listening Activities and Biography Rese  JIMI HENDRIX Music Word Search and Biography Research Acti


28 NOVEMBER is Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States of America and Canada's second Monday of October.

The first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578. He wanted to give thanks for his safe arrival to the New World.

Are you looking for fun and educational resources for your Thanksgiving music lesson? Here are 20+ Thanksgiving music activities to check out.

And don't miss this FREE DOWNLOAD shown below.



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