Music Education Lesson Plans By Category
|Composition||Subject Matter (Music)|
Kindergarten to Second Grade
- Doggie, Doggie, Where's your bone? -The children will be able to learn the song through memory.
- Getting to Know Instruments - Introducing the major instruments to children.
- Introduction to colour piano - Learning the piano using a color method technique.
- Keeping Beat - Beat is the underlying pulse in music, this lesson will help them better understand this concept.
- Let us sing! - For each and every students to be able to identify the basic elements of music.
- Math and Music - The students will understand how mathematical addition is applied to music.
- Old McDonald's Farm - The focus is on the student's ability to count collectively.
- Phone Number Melodies - In this lesson, students are introduced to the C-scale. Students use phone numbers to compose melodies.
- Recognizing High and Low Pitch - The students should also ?be able to classify a sound as having a high or low pitch after listening to an excerpt.
- Slow and Fast Tempo - Demonstrate slow and fast tempo through movement To teach the concept and understanding of slow and fast tempo through movement with a home-aid tambourine.
- Solfege ( Do - So ) - The student will be able to name the notes, to write the notes and to sing the notes and the important thing is to memorizes the notes.
- Sounds of music - Children will choose different instruments of their choice and some children may have the same instrument.
- Types of Music - When asked students will be able to identify music played as either holiday music, march music, lullaby music, or waltz music.
Third to Fifth Grade
- Christmas Melodies - To be able to compose a Christmas melody. Using relevant instruments, and relevant wording.
- Haunted house - To be able to determine what we feel makes a song sound scary.
- Introduction & Liturgy Preparation - Introduction of teacher, classroom guidelines and expectations, and preparation for liturgy.
- Learning Basic Rhythms - This assignment is intended for 3rd graders, and aims to teach the students the values of different notes, and their function within the measures.
- Music of the 1920s - Compare and contrast music from the 1920s to today's music.
- Phonemic Awareness through Music- Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
- Pitch- The learner will understand that the length of an instrument dictates the pitch.
- Pitch and Performance - Students should then discuss how these songs are similar to each other and determine possible characteristics of 1920s music to be written on the board.
- "Quarter Note Rock" - TSW perform quarter notes with proper rhythmic accuracy, correct note length, and adequate tone quality.
- Recorder Karate - Groups should be able to play their chosen song with a minimum of mistakes.
- Recorder Lesson 3 - Students will be introduced to concept of time signatures.
- Rubber Band Kleenex Box - The learner will understand that the length of an instrument dictates the pitch.
- Stage Makeup - Students will demonstrate how to apply stage makeup in different steps.
- Strings Family - Have the students learn the names of each string instrument, what they look and sound like, and how they are played.
- Teaching Adjectives With Music - The students will broaden their knowledge about adjectives through music and by using them to describe both objects and music.
- The Art of Music - The students will be able to broaden their knowledge about music by creating and instrument.
- American Idol Judge for a Day - An excellent lesson from our friends over at TheApple. Students learn how professionals identify quality singing ability. Based on National Music Standards this lesson will make for a fun day in your classroom. Also comes complete with a judging rubric and judge's criteria worksheet.
- Be A Pop/R&B Recording Artist - Using facial expressions with music.
- Beat - Learning the fundamentals of music requires students to recognize the techniques of playing a musical instrument, with key considerations for how the music has been put together to communicate something purposeful.
- D string notes - TLW understand that each time a finger is placed in diatonic manner the pitch is raised on the instrument and the note name changes to one alphabet name higher.
- Finding the beat - The student will locate music books and recordings related to the rhythm of music from various countries.
- First note on a brass instrument - Making a quality sound on a brass instrument, using correct posture and hand positions.
- Instruments 101 - Give the students a choice in what instrument they want to learn but make them understand only a certain amount of people may play each instrument.
- Putting together instruments - Flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, reeds, water containers book for each student with instructions, extra cleaning clothes, cork grease.
- Producing your first note - Students will learn how to shape their embouchure and blow into their instrument to produce a characteristic tone on the clarinet.
- Proper Breathing - By the end of the lesson, students should understand how to breathe properly and know what constitutes a good breathe.
- Rhythm and Beat Pattern - Students will leave the lesson feeling confident with a better understand on how all prior lessons come together and the confidence and knowledge on how to play as a group.
- Rhythm and Patterns - What do you think about before you play your instrument?
- Rhythm Board Race - The objective is to be able to rapidly recognize and properly apply these to their instruments while playing.
- Rhythm Tree - Students will be able to read music rhythms and understand their relationship to one another.
- Rhythmic Notation - TLW comprehend rhythmic terminology by defining rhythmic terms.
- Teaching Demonstration - To distinguish change in keys while singing To be able to write the key signatures of sharps and flat keys.
- "Wizards in Winter" - After listening to "Wizards in Winter", students will be able to pick up on different rhythms in the song and consistently keep that's rhythm going till the end.
- World Music Drumming - Discuss expectations for classroom management of instruments and equipment.
- Basic Musical Terms - To learn basic musical terms, and confidently use these terms in relation to the music, along with the ability to retain and utilize the these terms appropriately.
- Basic Rhythmic Values - To learn basic rhythmic note values, and confidently use these terms for the values, along with the ability to retain and utilize the rhythms.
- Blend - Students will adjust their tempo, dynamic level, tone quality, and expression to match other members of the ensemble.
- Breathing Gym - Students will be able to play with a better tone and breath support with continued practice of the "Breathing Gym".
- Composing Sightsinging Melodies - This lesson deals with solfege, music literacy, basic sightsinging skills, and notation.
- Developing a Successful Show Choir - By the end of the first grading period there should be a marked improvement in the students overall performance level and confidence.
- Efficient Trumpet Performance - Demonstrate knowledge of basic fundamentals needed for efficient performance on trumpet.
- Eighth Note Patterns - Students will understand how to count and read rhythms with eighth notes.
- Jazz Improv - Students will have an understanding of the Bb blues and have basic knowledge of improvising on their instrument with in a small ensemble.
- Sight-Singing - Students will learn how to sing music at sight.
- Women of the Blues - How the music of Blues woman reflected history and helped to change it.