Category Archives: Lesson Plans & Ideas

Lesson plans that I have created, borrowed, or seen that might be useful to other music teachers and music students out there. Feel free to use the materials given, but remember to give credit where it is due; some lessons are my own, some are taken from textbooks and will be cited on the lesson plan page. Enjoy!

Simple Music Symbols Quiz

This is a quiz appropriate for probably 3rd-6th beginners to music. I’ve realized that most kids easily get basic symbols confused, and often do not know the name of the symbols they are reading. This assessment gives some brief explanation … Continue reading

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Rhythm Boxes – Understanding Rhythm and Counting

A resource that will be great for everyone! You simply print out the pages. Keep the first page as it is and then the next pages you can cut out the notes. They will fit into the boxes. The number … Continue reading

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Website: Teachers Pay Teachers

It’s been a while…I am currently teaching two classes of orchestra, two classes of chorus, guitar, and “musical theatre” at a middle school, along with my evening lessons (about 12 students per week). I am sitting in a rehearsal for … Continue reading

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Unit Lesson on Archetypes

Hello again. I am still looking up materials to use with my Musical Theatre class. I found this excellent lesson plan that introduces kids to archetypes within stories. Hero, father-figure, sage, villian, the fool, etc. There are several parts to … Continue reading

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Learn Zillion Lesson Plans

Buenas noches! Some of you know that I teach middle school chorus, orchestra, and now guitar…what you probably don’t know is that I was supposed to co-teach Musical Theatre with the drama teacher, but he moved on and got a … Continue reading

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Resource: Improv Encyclopedia

This year I will be teaching a class of musical theatre. I can do musical, and I can do a bit of theatre, but teaching this to kids is another thing entirely. One of my friends recommended this online Improv … Continue reading

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App: Piano Maestro!

Helloooooo music teachers! I want to take a brief moment to share about an app that an adult piano student recommended to me, and I love it! It is the Piano Maestro app for iPad. I am not sure if … Continue reading

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