This is the second part of a two-part post on February music lesson resources.


14 FEBRUARY is Valentine's Day

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This freebie available in the MTR store would be a great addition to your Valentine's Day teaching toolbox.

Name the Treble Pitch Note

This freebie is available at the MTR Store.

You may also check out the rest of the MTR Valentine's Day Resources by clicking any of the images below.

Valentine's Day Music Activities -  25 Color by Treble Pit   Valentine's Day Music Activities l Music Math Worksheets   Valentine's Day Music Activities - 12 Music Coloring Pages   Music Valentine's Day Activities - Rhythm Task Cards   Valentine’s Day Music Activities - 24 Theory Worksheets   Valentine's Day Music Composition Activities

This fun Rhythm Play-Along activity, created by an MTR Facebook group member,
Niki Lopez is perfect for practising rhythm on Valentine's Day.

Niki has many more of these types of activities on her YouTube Channel.

February/Valentine's Day Iconic Rhythm Play-Along ft. Body Percussion and Non-pitched Percussion

Click HERE to open the YouTube video.


 17 FEBRUARY is Ed Sheeran's Birthday

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I love to have my students complete a compare and contrast listening activity using the two versions of Ed's song 'Perfect'.


Click the image below for a free simple listening sheet for student responses.

This activity is suitable for sub-lessons. 

Check out the MTR Ed Sheeran Word Search Resource by clicking the image below. It's a perfect activity to use on Ed Sheeran's birthday with a research activity to learn more about his life and music.

ED SHEERAN Word Search and Research Activity for Middle Sc

20 FEBRUARY is Nancy Wilson's Birthday

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Nancy Sue Wilson was an American singer and actress whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid-1950s until her retirement in the early 2010s. She was especially notable for her single "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" and her version of the standard "Guess Who I Saw Today".

Wilson recorded more than 70 albums and won three Grammy Awards for her work. During her performing career, Wilson was labeled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and soul; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer".   

Introduce her life and music to your music students using this interactive foldables perfect to use during your listening lessons - available in the MTR Store!

Music Black History Month: Nancy Wilson Music Listening


20 FEBRUARY is Rihanna's Birthday

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna auditioned for American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes.

After signing with Def Jam in 2005, she soon gained recognition with the release of her first two studio albums, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl Like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart.

Use this MTR Music Listening foldables to introduce her to your music students!

 RIHANNA Listening and Research Foldables


 21 FEBRUARY is Nina Simone's birthday

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Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon. She was an American singer, pianist, songwriter and arranger.

Nina was often called a jazz musician. However, she didn't like people classifying her music or saying what genre it fell into.

Nina Simone was often called  "The High Priestess of Soul."
Music Black History Month: Jazz Musicians - Nina Simone -


23 FEBRUARY is Handel's Birthday

Have your students compare and contrast the lives and music of the Baroque era's two giants: Handel and Bach. Available on the MTR Membership site.

This video is a short biography of Handel's life and music. It's around 2 minutes long and an excellent introduction to the composer. 


See all the available MTR Handel Resources by clicking the images below. 

 HANDEL Music Composer Study and Worksheets   HANDEL Music Listening Foldables and Biography Research Ac   HANDEL Word Search and Research Activity for Middle School 

Over 2,000 teachers have added this duo guitar arrangement of Handel's Largo to their teaching repertoire.


25 FEBRUARY is George Harrison's Birthday

George Harrison was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of The Beatles.

This word search with a research activity is a perfect resource to use on George Harrison's birthday to learn more about his life and music. Click the image below to check it out.
GEORGE HARRISON Word Search and Research Activity Worksheets


26 FEBRUARY is Fats Domino's Birthday

Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., known as Fats Domino, was an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. 

Students will discover more about his life and music through the Fats Domino Word Search and Research Activity. Click the image below to learn more.
FATS DOMINO Word Search and Research Activity for middle School


29 FEBRUARY is Gioachino Rossini's Birthday

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity.

Use these MTR resources to introduce Rossini to your music students.
ROSSINI Music Listening Foldables Biography Research Activities  ROSSINI Music Composer Study and Worksheets


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