30+ Ways to Teach Music Without a Textbook

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

Hands-On Instruments Putting instruments in the hands of children is another way to help teach music without a textbook. There are all kinds of instruments to choose from – some for play, and some for the more serious learner. Regardless of where your kiddos interest falls, consider these instruments (any can be purchased on Amazon):

  • Drums
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Trumpet

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

Nursery Rhymes Nursery rhymes have been sung throughout generations – and rightfully so. The jingles are used to calm fussy babies or even add some fun to a dull moment. They can also be used to teach music. Keep these nursery rhymes in mind when looking for unique ways to teach music:

  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Bingo
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Hands-On Instruments Putting instruments in the hands of children is another way to help teach music without a textbook. There are all kinds of instruments to choose from – some for play, and some for the more serious learner. Regardless of where your kiddos interest falls, consider these instruments (any can be purchased on Amazon):

  • Drums
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Trumpet

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

Online Resources Here are some great online resources for teaching music.

Nursery Rhymes Nursery rhymes have been sung throughout generations – and rightfully so. The jingles are used to calm fussy babies or even add some fun to a dull moment. They can also be used to teach music. Keep these nursery rhymes in mind when looking for unique ways to teach music:

  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Bingo
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Hands-On Instruments Putting instruments in the hands of children is another way to help teach music without a textbook. There are all kinds of instruments to choose from – some for play, and some for the more serious learner. Regardless of where your kiddos interest falls, consider these instruments (any can be purchased on Amazon):

  • Drums
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Trumpet

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

DVDs Despite the growth spurt in technology, DVD players are still very much a thing. This is also another great way to teach music! Below are some must-have DVDs to consider adding to your home (or classroom) collection:

  • The Tuneables – an interactive and engaging video series that engages children in learning, developing musical skills, and providing for cognitive growth and musical understanding. 
  • Music in Motion – offers a wide variety of musical education DVDs.
  • Groth Music – provides you will DVDs that range from musical history to animusic, Sesame Street, and more.

Online Resources Here are some great online resources for teaching music.

Nursery Rhymes Nursery rhymes have been sung throughout generations – and rightfully so. The jingles are used to calm fussy babies or even add some fun to a dull moment. They can also be used to teach music. Keep these nursery rhymes in mind when looking for unique ways to teach music:

  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Bingo
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Hands-On Instruments Putting instruments in the hands of children is another way to help teach music without a textbook. There are all kinds of instruments to choose from – some for play, and some for the more serious learner. Regardless of where your kiddos interest falls, consider these instruments (any can be purchased on Amazon):

  • Drums
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Trumpet

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

Netflix Netflix is another go-to avenue for teaching (and learning) about music. Although it isn’t free, it’s less than $10/mo and you can even start a free 30-day trial here. Check out these must-watch family-friendly musicals currently available:

DVDs Despite the growth spurt in technology, DVD players are still very much a thing. This is also another great way to teach music! Below are some must-have DVDs to consider adding to your home (or classroom) collection:

  • The Tuneables – an interactive and engaging video series that engages children in learning, developing musical skills, and providing for cognitive growth and musical understanding. 
  • Music in Motion – offers a wide variety of musical education DVDs.
  • Groth Music – provides you will DVDs that range from musical history to animusic, Sesame Street, and more.

Online Resources Here are some great online resources for teaching music.

Nursery Rhymes Nursery rhymes have been sung throughout generations – and rightfully so. The jingles are used to calm fussy babies or even add some fun to a dull moment. They can also be used to teach music. Keep these nursery rhymes in mind when looking for unique ways to teach music:

  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Bingo
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Hands-On Instruments Putting instruments in the hands of children is another way to help teach music without a textbook. There are all kinds of instruments to choose from – some for play, and some for the more serious learner. Regardless of where your kiddos interest falls, consider these instruments (any can be purchased on Amazon):

  • Drums
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Trumpet

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

I love the various creative ways to teach without a textbook. Music is an art, and like all of the arts, I believe the best way to teach the arts is without a traditional textbook! Keep reading for 30+ ways to teach music without a textbook.

30+ Ways to Teach Music Without a Textbook

YouTube YouTube is one of the best and easiest ways to help teach music to children of any age – adults included. You can easily create playlists according to style, and easily access them from any device that has the YouTube app. Below are some great educational channels for teaching music:

Netflix Netflix is another go-to avenue for teaching (and learning) about music. Although it isn’t free, it’s less than $10/mo and you can even start a free 30-day trial here. Check out these must-watch family-friendly musicals currently available:

DVDs Despite the growth spurt in technology, DVD players are still very much a thing. This is also another great way to teach music! Below are some must-have DVDs to consider adding to your home (or classroom) collection:

  • The Tuneables – an interactive and engaging video series that engages children in learning, developing musical skills, and providing for cognitive growth and musical understanding. 
  • Music in Motion – offers a wide variety of musical education DVDs.
  • Groth Music – provides you will DVDs that range from musical history to animusic, Sesame Street, and more.

Online Resources Here are some great online resources for teaching music.

Nursery Rhymes Nursery rhymes have been sung throughout generations – and rightfully so. The jingles are used to calm fussy babies or even add some fun to a dull moment. They can also be used to teach music. Keep these nursery rhymes in mind when looking for unique ways to teach music:

  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Bingo
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Hands-On Instruments Putting instruments in the hands of children is another way to help teach music without a textbook. There are all kinds of instruments to choose from – some for play, and some for the more serious learner. Regardless of where your kiddos interest falls, consider these instruments (any can be purchased on Amazon):

  • Drums
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Trumpet

Other Ideas There are many ways to teach music without a textbook. Just a few more “outside the box” ideas are:

  • Check your local music lesson studios. Some offer more than lessons, such as shows, tutorials, and workshops.
  • Visit a music store. They typically have a wide variety of instruments that children can see, touch, and possibly try.
  • Look for music-related museums. These make for great educational field trips and lessons.

Teaching music without using textbooks can be super fun and easy! I’d like to hear your ideas. What are some ways you incorporate music without textbooks? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out the other posts in the Without a Textbook series!

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