Music Teacher Finds at IKEA



Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

I am VERY excited that a new IKEA store just opened in Columbus, only about 15 minutes away from me! If you've never been to IKEA, it's quite the experience...kind of like going to a museum and going shopping at the same time. I found so many great ideas for organization when I last shopped, so today, I'm blogging about several different items that you could purchase from IKEA for your music room!

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

I've linked each picture to the item on IKEA's website, so simply click if you'd like to view or purchase.

These baskets and metal tubs would be great for lots of different items: scarves for movement, tennis balls for practicing meter, rhythm sticks, wood blocks, and so much else!

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

I have two of these tables in my room, and they are GREAT. Very cheap, easy for kids to sit at and work, and/or good for placing items like pencils, worksheets, etc.




Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

These carts would also be great for storing instruments and mallets!
Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

Again, a great way to store instruments!
Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

I considering buying a few of these stools, since I use flexible seating. However, they have a weight limit of 77 pounds, so I think they'd work better in a K-2 classroom. These would work well for putting glockenspiels on, though, so kids don't have to play them on the ground.

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

These rugs would be great just to add some color to your classroom! You could also use them as a visual for matching pitch (the purple circle could be in tune, and the blue circle could be flat or sharp.)

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

These could be great for storing recorders!
Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

These rolls of washi tape could be great for labeling drawers, mallets, and more!


These would be a great way to add a little pizazz to your classroom!

This is a picture from inside my classroom, of my cardboard magazine racks for different concepts. I really have loved having everything sorted so clearly!

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

You could also use these racks, which are a bit more expensive but prettier:

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

Or these white metal racks:
Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

These cute tail hooks could work for any number of things: holding schedule cards, holding a sign for your classroom...really anything that you use 3-M hooks for!

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

These fake plants are pretty AND of course don't take time to water!

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

While I was there, I bought these stools for my flexible seating area:

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

I also bought these wall decal to go with my travel-themed classroom:

Music teacher finds from IKEA: Ideas for organization, seating, and more!

What are your favorite finds at IKEA for the music room? Feel free to post links below, and happy shopping and organizing!

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6 comments

  1. OMG, the dog tail hooks are to die for cute!!! Now I really want to go get some of those rolling wire carts!!! Great post, Aileen!

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  2. I love their puppets--finger and hand! Also, this summer I bought the cloth/stuffed baskets with individual fruit and veggies to use with song transitions, solo and echo singing. I'm open to other ideas ;-)

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  3. I purchased this Lixhult cabinet to use as a standing station in my music classroom
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50328670/
    I also got some recycle bins and basic pillows for flexible seating ... the kids love them and it is helping some of my "wigglers" to focus during times when they need to be seated.

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  4. I bought several of their magnetic knife strips and mounted them around my room. They're great to put in spots where you don't have a cork board or dry erase board. I use them quite a bit. I also put one behind my desk to hang up little notes and pictures from students! And they're inexpensive.
    http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/60238645/

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    1. Such a great idea! I'll check them out. Thanks, Nikki!

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  5. A friend of mine used the felt vegetables from the children's section to have students make "veggie compositions" in small groups! Such cool manipulatives!

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