I'm sorry I can't give many ideas about music, however students today really love their music. I think you have a great idea trying to incorporate music into the general ed classroom. Music is a great device that can help students retain information. Best of luck!!
I think that music is a great thing for classrooms. Even though I cant sing at all. I always loved doing my work in class with light music in the background. Only one teacher I had actually did that, and I really wish more would.
I think that adding music to the classroom is a great idea! All throughout middle school, I had teachers that made us sing to memorize things. At the time we felt silly singing in front of all our friends about DNA, but now those are the things i remember best!
Music can also be a really great tool for transitioning between activities, whether it's music you play from an iPod or if it's just a simple little jingle that students hear as you sing or clap. I know I love (as I have small children of my own) to hear my kids repeat some of the simple phrases that come from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.