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Intermediate Senior Music

Ontario Music Educators' Association

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The Ontario Music Educators' Association offers teachers lesson ideas and much more on their web site.

The OMEA now offers teacher candidates FREE membership!  Take advantage of this generous offer of access to high quality music lessons and teaching ideas. To register for your FREE membership go to the OMEA Membership site.‚Äč

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The Ministry of Education in Ontario provides teachers with access to the NAXOS Music Library via the Ministry of Education's provincial licensing program.  The provincial license expires in January 31, 2021, but your Queen's access will last until you leave Queen's.

Use your Queen's NetID and password to access the database.

The OMEA has created an outstanding playlist for you in the NAXOS Music Library that will save you time finding appropriate music for teaching the Ontario Music curriculum, Grades 1 to 12. Follow RESOURCES - STUDY GUIDE - NORTH AMERICA.

You can also access NAXOS Video Library for classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts, and documentaries.

The Recorder


OMEA's professional magazine for teachers is The Recorder. Queen's subscribes to this magazine and received the print edition. A digital format is mailed to individual members.

Lesson Ideas in textbooks

Try the searches below in Omni, to get the call numbers for music textbooks, DVDs, and books on teaching music held in the Education Library:

Here are some textbooks used in Ontario classrooms. You can find them in the Textbook Collection.

SMARTBoard ideas: notation – clone note types; comparisons e.g. Baroque - Jazz; popular form identification

10 ways to use interactive whiteboard in your music classroom

Lesson Plans

Smithsonian Folkways
Free access lesson plans from the Smithsonian.