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


18 MARCH is Adam Levine's Birthday

Adam Levine is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer and chief songwriter of Maroon 5.

Levine won notable awards as part of Maroon 5, including three Grammy Awards and three American Music awards. 

Elementary students love these easy-to-use foldables to complete about Adam's life and music!
Musician Worksheets Adam Levine - Listening and Research F

20 MARCH is the Beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere

MTR has many spring-themed music resources available, including Color by Music code sets, MusicMaze Puzzles, Spring-themed Music Math, BOOM Cards, Rhythm Drag and Drop activities for Google slides and more!

Click the image to preview the resources

21 MARCH is Modest Mussorgsky's Birthday

Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer famous for his operas and songs. His operatic masterpiece is "Boris Godunov," about a Russian Tsar who lived in the 1500s. 

Use the MTR Foldable resource as a research and listening activity when introducing Mussorgsky to your students:
Music Composer Worksheets - MUSSORGSKY Biography Research

25 MARCH is Elton John's Birthday

Elton John is a British artist who was one of the most popular entertainers of the late 20th century. John was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at 11. In 1994, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

MTR Resources for Elton John include:
ELTON JOHN BUNDLE of Music Activities for Middle and Jr Hi  ELTON JOHN Music Listening Activities and Biography Resear  ELTON JOHN Music Word Search and Biography Research Activi  Elton John: Music Listening and Research Foldables      

25 MARCH is Aretha Franklin's Birthday

Several of Aretha Franklin's popular singles are now considered classics.

In 1987, Aretha became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2008 she won her 18th Grammy Award, making her one of the most honored artists in Grammy history.

Take a look at the MTR resources focusing on Aretha Franklin:
ARETHA FRANKLIN Music Activities and Research Worksheets BUNDLE  Aretha Franklin Music Listening Activities and Biography R  ARETHA FRANKLIN Music Word Search and Biography Research A  Women’s History Month Music Lesson Activities for Aretha Franklin

25 MARCH is Julia Perry's Birthday

Julia Perry was an American classical composer and teacher.

Julia combined European classical and neo-classical training with her African-American heritage.

Female Composer Worksheets - JULIA PERRY

This animated video is about Julia's life and music. It will suit younger students. 


27 MARCH is Sarah Vaughan's Birthday

Sarah Vaughan is regarded as one of the greatest of all jazz singers.

Sarah possessed a rich vocal tone and unusually wide vocal range. She was a contralto with a comfortable three-octave range!

Sarah Vaughan was known for the inventiveness and virtuosity of her vocal improvisations. She excelled at song interpretation.

Listen to Sarah singing 'The Shadow of Your Smile' and use MTR's Sarah Vaughan Foldable to make notes of the main points. Suits grade 3-4.

Jazz Musician Worksheets - Sarah Vaughan

Compare and Contrast listening activity would be an excellent way of introducing two outstanding singers to students.

1. Sarah Vaughan

2. Barbra Streisand


28 MARCH is Lady Gaga's Birthday

Lady Gaga is an American singer-songwriter known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Having sold 124 million records as of 2014, Gaga is one of the world's best-selling music artists and the fourth highest-earning female musician of the 2010s.

Click the image to view MTR's resources for Lady Gaga:
LADY GAGA BUNDLE of Listening Worksheets and Biography Res  LADY GAGA Music Listening Activities and Biography Researc  Lady Gaga Music Word Search and Biography Research Activit  Lady Gaga: Music Listening and Research Foldables 

30 MARCH is Eric Clapton's Birthday

Eric Clapton is a British rock musician who was a highly influential guitarist in the late 1960s and early '70s and later became a prominent singer-songwriter.

See all available MTR resources for Eric Clapton. Click the image below.
ERIC CLAPTON BUNDLE - Music Activities for Middle and Jr H  ERIC CLAPTON Word Search and Research Activity for Middle   Distance Learning Music ERIC CLAPTON Music Research and Li


31 MARCH (2024) is Easter Sunday 

Commemorate this special occasion with these Easter-themed teaching resources. There's just a lot to choose from in this list! CLICK the Easter Eggs below to see them all!

31 MARCH is Johann Sebastian Bach's Birthday

Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer of the Baroque era and the most celebrated member of a large family of North German musicians. Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers ever.

MTR presents tons of fun and educational resources featuring Bach. Click the image below to see more. 
Middle School General Music BACH Composer Study and Worksheets  Guitar duo 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' J. S. BACH  BACH Research and Listening Activities for Middle School G  BACH: Music Listening Journal Foldables with Research Activity  BACH Word Search and Research Activity  BACH BUNDLE - Music Activities for Middle and Jr High Scho

31 MARCH is Franz Joseph Haydn's Birthday

Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer who was one of the most influential figures in developing the Classical style of music during the Classical era.

His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".

MTR resources for Haydn include:
Music Composers: HAYDN Foldables: Music Listening Activities   HAYDN Word Search and Research Activity for Middle School    HAYDN Biography Research Activities for use with Google Cl 

Younger students will enjoy playing along with this BOOMWHACKER arrangement for Haydn's 'Suprise Symphony' (Andante) 


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


See PART 1 of this blog post. 

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