Music Lesson Plans and Resources
All lesson plans and links on this page were checked and updated on 9-4-2015.

music lesson plans, resources. and links

Take a look at the links below for music lesson plans and resources.

Click here for the National Standards in Music Education.
Click here to go to the National Association of Music Education.

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Music Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
They are currently doing some sort of revisions to their educational resources. Hopefully they will have them completed by the time schools starts.

The Lesson Plans Page: Music
A large selection of lesson plans organized by grade level,    

Music Lesson Plans
Another long list from

ArtsEdge - Lesson Plans
Many lesson plans, units, and resources for dance, music, art, and theater from the Kennedy Center. Use their Lesson Finder or scroll through the list of lessons.

Core Knowledge - Art and Music Lesson Plans
Several elementary lesson plans in pdf format. See also Colorado Music Lesson Plans.

Elementary Music Lesson Plans
A large number of lesson plans organized by topic from Making Music Fun.

Ms. Garrett's Music Lessons and Projects
Another ling list of lessons from Ms. Garrett's Music Technology Classes.

Introduction to Music Unit for grades K-2
A unit with three lesson plans. See also Introduction t Music for Grades 3-5.

American Musical Theater
Seven units from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

Blues Impulse
Eleven Units from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

Music History WebQuest
See also Music Era WebQuest and Composers in Time.

LA Opera Lesson Plans
Many lesson plans and resources for schools and community education programs. See also Creating an Original Opera for a lesson plan for grades 4-6.

A Unit on Sound: Ideas for Interdisciplinary Lessons
Ideas for integrating science and music.

Find the Sound
A K-3 lesson in which students learn the sounds of musical instruments.

Music in Africa
A 2nd-grade lesson plan. See also Exploring African Music and African Music for similar lesson plans.

Carnival of The Animals
An elementary lesson plan.

Slow and Fast Tempo
An elementary-grade lesson plan.

Ballet and Classical Music
A K-4 lesson plan from Arts Edge. See also The Chinese Lion Dance; Dance of the Butterfly; and Jazz Music, Dance, and Poetry for more K-4 lesson plans from Arts Edge.

Dance lesson Ideas
A good selection of dance lesson plans from  P.E. Central.

Colorful Vivaldi
A lesson plan grades K-5.

Music of the People -  Native American Music
A lesson plan for 3rd-grade music.

America, A Home for Every Culture
A lesson plan for grades K-4 from ArtsEdge.  

Incorporating HyperStudio into a Music Lesson Plan
A 4th-grade lesson plan.

Jazzy Lessons and Activities
Many lesson plans for a variety of subjects from PBS. See also Jazz in America: Lesson Plans and International Jazz Day Educational Resources.

Jazz Talk
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from Discovery Education.

Smithsonian Jazz
Educational resources including the Louis Armstrong Education Kit.

The Clave Rhythm
A lesson plan for the elementary grades.

Making a Musical Instrument

A 5th-grade lesson plan. 

Major Key Signatures and Scales
A lesson plan for grades 5-6.

Composition in Seven Steps
A lesson plan for grades 5+. See also Composing Unit - Rhythm Charts.

Elemental Sequences in Music
A 6th-grade lesson plan.

Meter Madness
A lesson plan for grades 6-8.

Exploring Musical Instruments Using the Internet
A lesson plan for grades 6-8.

Music in the South Pacific
An 8th-grade lesson plan.

Wild Sounds from South of the Border
Another 8th-grade lesson plan.

Vocal Types
A junior high or high school lesson plan. See also Finding the Singing Voice: An Introduction to Vocal Control.

Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
A lesson plan from
Education World adaptable to a wide range of grade levels.

Making Music and Playing the Blues
Another lesson plan for grades 6-12 from Education World.  

Intervals, Scales, and Triads
A high school lesson plan.

Rehearsal Start Lesson Plan

A detailed lesson plan to help you get your rehearsal started.   

Music Conducting: Classroom Activities
Several lesson plans for conducting.

Math in Music
A lesson plan integrating music and math. See also Math through Rhythm.

A Round and A Round
A choral music lesson plan for grades 9-12.

Learning From Lyrics
A lesson plan for grade 9-12 in which students research contemporary songs. See also The Poetics of Hip Hop.

Adapting a Musical
Another lesson plan for grades 9-12.

Holistic Lesson Plan 2
A lesson plan for 9th-grade choir integrating the cognitive and affective domains.

Beginning Jazz Appreciation
A 9th-grade lesson plan utilizing the multiple intelligences model.

Rock and Roll WebQuest

Music Resources
K-12 Resources for Music Educators
See also Music Teacher Resources.

Music Education Online
Click Music Links to find the music you need.

Free Sheet Music for Music Teachers
The site says it really is free! If you can't get what you need free, try Prima Music, Sheet Music Plus, or Educators Music.

Online source for song lyrics.

MTNA Copyright Guidelines for Music Teachers
Need to find a music teacher, music school, or music lessons? can help locate just what you need anywhere in the United States.

Bulletin Boards for the Music Classroom
Excellent source for ideas for your next bulletin board!

iMusic Dictionary
Online dictionary of nearly everything musical. See also Glossary of Musical Terms.  

Museum of Musical Instruments
Collections, exhibitions, articles, manufacturers. See also Musical Instrument Museum.

Irving S, Gilmore Music Library
From Yale University.       

Classical Net
Basic repertoire list, classical music CD buying guide, composers works and data, reviews and articles, books and scores, classical music links.

Musical Periods
An overview of composers from medieval to modern times from Classical Net.

Music History 102
From the Internet Public Library, this site offers a guide to western composers from the middle ages to the present.

This Day in Music History
Let your students know what happened on this date throughout the history of music,

Timelines of Composers    

Music Genres List
Information on any type of music you're interested in learning about!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A great site with a lot of information.

K-12 Resources for Music Educators
See also Music Teacher Resources.

Music Education Online
Click Music Links to find the music you need.

Online source for song lyrics.

Music Education at Datadragon
Online music tutorials and guides.

National Association for Music Education


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