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


15 SEPTEMBER to 15 OCTOBER is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Many celebrate this month by enjoying a classic Latin-American dish, binging a Spanish-language TV show, and more.

MTR participates in this celebration of heritage by offering Hispanic-themed music resources. Check them out by clicking the image below.


16 SEPTEMBER is Marc Anthony's Birthday

Marco Antonio Muñiz, better known by his stage name Marc Anthony, is an American singer-songwriter famous for his Latin salsa songs and ballads.

The three-time Grammy Award and six-time Latin Grammy Award winner is also the top-selling tropical salsa artist.

Learn more about Marc Anthony and his music with this MTR resource:

MARC ANTHONY Research and Music Listening Activities and T


16 SEPTEMBER is Nadia Boulanger's Birthday

Nadia Boulanger was a French music teacher and conductor.

She is widely regarded as the leading composition teacher in the 20th century.

Boulanger had a heavy influence on 20th-century music as her students included notable composers such as Lennox Berkeley, Elliott Carter, and Aaron Copland.

Boulanger was the first woman to conduct the Boston, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia orchestras.

Learn more about Nadia Boulanger and her music with these MTR resources:
NADIA BOULANGER Word Search and Research Activity for Midd  Female Composers: Nadia Boulanger Research and Listening A


17 SEPTEMBER is Hildegard von Bingen Feast Day

Hildegard von Bingen was a German abbess and composer.

Hildegard wrote over 70 musical compositions, each with its own original poetic text.

She is widely regarded as one of the first identifiable composers in the history of Western music.

Checkt out this MTR Resource for Hildegard von Bingen.

Women’s History Month Music Lesson for Female Composer Hil


18 SEPTEMBER is Francesca Caccini's Birthday

Francesca Caccini was an Italian composer, singer, and teacher. When Caccini was 20, Grand Duchess Christine de Lorraine appointed her to sing and compose for the court. Caccini worked hard to gain respect and establish her career in an era dominated by men. Her only surviving stage work, La liberazione di Ruggiero, is widely considered the oldest opera by a woman composer.

Check out this MTR resource for your music students to introduce the life and music of Francesca Caccini:Female Composers: FRANCESCA CACCINI Research and Listening


19 SEPTEMBER is National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Wear your eye patches and pirate hats and say "Aaaaaargh!" on September 19th because it is National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

MTR joins the voyage by featuring a large variety of pirate-themed music resources.
Music Worksheets - Bass Pitch Notes - Pirate Theme  Music Worksheets - Music Note Values - Complete the Measur  PIRATE Music Activities - 24 Theory Worksheets Print and Digital  Music Activities: Treble Note Maze Puzzles with a PIRATE Theme


21 SEPTEMBER is Gustav Holst's Birthday

Gustav Holst was an English composer and music teacher noted for the excellence of his orchestration and the international flavor of many of his works.

His most famous piece is The Planets, a seven-movement piece for orchestra that describes each Roman god after which the planets are named.

Check out MTR's resources for Gustav Holst:Holst Music Composer Study and Worksheets


21 SEPTEMBER is Faith Hill's Birthday

Audrey Faith McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer. She is one of the most successful country music artists ever, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Get to know more about the life and music of this award-winning musician through this MTR resource. FAITH HILL Music Word Search and Biography Research Activi


22 SEPTEMBER (2024) is the Beginning of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere

It is now time to say goodbye to summer as the cooler fall temperature starts rolling in. Fall is the perfect setting for comfort, warmth, and reflection.

MTR features fall-themed resources so students can enjoy learning during this beautiful season. 

Click the image below to see them all.


23 SEPTEMBER is John Coltrane's Birthday

John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Coltrane began his career by playing bebop and ended by playing free jazz.

He influenced many musicians and is one of the most important tenor saxophonists in jazz history.

Check out MTR's resources for John Coltrane. 
JOHN COLTRANE BUNDLE - Music Activities for Middle and Jr   JOHN COLTRANE Word Search and Research Activity  Black History Month Music: Jazz Musician John Coltrane - M  Distance Learning Music: John Coltrane Biography Research


26 SEPTEMBER is George Gershwin's Birthday

George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his unique style.

Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera.

Several of his works became jazz standards, recorded and covered in many styles.

Learn more about George Gershwin and his music with these MTR resources:
Music Composers: GERSHWIN Interactive Foldables Biography   George Gershwin Word Search and Research Activity  GEORGE GERSHWIN Word Search and Research Activity for Use

This video is of George Gershwin playing 'I Got Rhythm' in 1931.


28 SEPTEMBER is Ben E. King's Birthday

Benjamin King, known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer.

He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me".

As a member of the Drifters, King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Learn more about Ben E. King and his music with these MTR resources:
BEN E. KING BUNDLE - Music Activities for Middle and Jr Hi  Distance Learning Music: Ben E. King Biography Research an  BEN E. King Word Search and Research Activity for General Music  

Listen to Ben E. King's song 'Stand by Me'. Download your free copy of this Compare and Contrast Listening sheet for an 'elements of music' listening lesson.



Download the 'SEPTEMBER Teaching Ideas and Resources' as a PDF to keep in your files for quick access.

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See PART 1 of this blog post. 

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