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!

“NoteSpeed” game for Solfege!

I recently bought the amazing game called NoteSpeed. My students like it, and I enjoy it too! But I thought it would be great if there were a solfege version (there isn’t) so I decided to make one for myself! … Continue reading

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Chord Identification Flash Cards

Flashcards I created for another piano teacher. They are meant to help students practice identifying their major and minor keys and chords. Includes: 33 major & minor chords, plus Cb7, C diminished, C augmented. 14 cards for identifying what chord … Continue reading

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Holiday Solfege Bingo!

In this 5×5 bingo game students are given a short phrase from a popular Christmas or Hannukah tune (both sacred and secular included) and the starting “do”, along with the key signature. Use this fun bingo game to test your … Continue reading

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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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