Class Notes supports teachers through free music education resources.

Discover new ways to bring the joy of music to your students.

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Directs perform as The OK Factor. Part of MPR Classical's Class Notes program at Southgate Elementary School in Austin. ©2016 Jerry M. Olson
The OK Factor performs at Southgate Elementary · MPR/Jerry Olson

Providing accessible, relevant, and innovative concerts and lesson plans


What is Class Notes?

Class Notes provides free K‑12 classroom resources and concert experiences that inspire students and support teachers.

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Ready-to-use resources

Lesson plans cover a wide range of topics. Many include high-quality video performances and printable options for easy classroom use.

Kids learning

Learning resources designed with everyone in mind

Lessons are easy to adapt to specific needs, resources, and personal teaching style. Optional extensions enhance learning.

Musical notes

FREE live in-school concerts featuring professional musicians

Engaging concerts for Minnesota schools that inspire students through the power of live music.


Resources meeting Minnesota K‑12 music education standards

Class Notes lessons are designed to meet Minnesota music education standards, which closely align with national standards.

A classroom of children applauds after a performance.
Kids applauding after Class Notes Concert at Cedarwood Oak Grove · Nate Ryan

Lesson plans

Explore hundreds of free standards-based music lessons. Covering a range of topics, these resources are easily adaptable to fit your needs, time, and resources.

Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music, and Arts performs in a classroom.
Dancers Djenane Saint Juste and Melissa Clark lead children in dance · MPR/Nate Ryan

Free concerts

Class Notes brings free, in-school concerts to Minnesota schools and students. Our artist roster features an exciting mix of musical styles and instruments. Concerts come with supporting materials to enrich and enhance the concert experience. Book a concert today!


Concerts in the classroom

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