How would you all make classroom music lessons approachable and engaging kids for secondary school age (11-16 approx)?
Thanks for any suggestions.
You're not teaching accounting or say Canadian history. Pick good music and raise your students' ability to play it, and the engagement will take care of itself.
Teach them ukulele. Four chords and they can play half of pop music. It's enjoyable, lets you teach them about scales and chords, and still easy.
I don't quite understand the question. Are you teaching secondary school kids or preparing them for secondary school?
I'm with Susan. Teach Uke.
Uke seems to be the preferred instrument nowadays. Recorder used to be.
You can't play chords on a recorder. Recorders touch your mouth. You can't sing along while you play the recorder.
I taught students blues harp. Very affordable, once they learn the scale, they can play any song.
I'm not teaching anyone aha. I hear/see people discussing about children not being into classical music. Secondary school is a bit old I know to expose them to it, but it willl help enourmously