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What is Class Notes?
Class Notes provides free K‑12 classroom resources and concert experiences that inspire students and support teachers.Learn How it Works
Lesson plans cover a wide range of topics. Many include high-quality video performances and printable options for easy classroom use.
Learning resources designed with everyone in mind
Lessons are easy to adapt to specific needs, resources, and personal teaching style. Optional extensions enhance learning.
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.
What are ENSEMBLE SKILLS?
Eye contact, body movement, inhales, and constant listening are four ways musicians stick together in ensembles without a conductor. Help students understand and practice ENSEMBLE SKILLS in this K-6 lesson.
Virtual Concert: Vocal Music
Four different vocal ensembles are featured in this Virtual Concert! Help students practice their role as the audience while listening to vocal music from a variety of cultures! The teacher plays Concert Host in this engaging Virtual Concert!
Music & Literacy: Create a Musical Story
Literacy meets music in this creative, hands-on lesson. Use favorite books and vocal and instrument exploration to create a musical soundtrack.
Music & Geography: Around the World
Music is a cultural expression. Visit different regions around the world to learn about unique genres of music and their core characteristics.
Instrument Exploration: Violin
The violin is the smallest instrument in the string family! Learn to identify the violin by sight and sound! Listen to several Class Notes artists demonstrate their instrument.
YourClassical Music Lessons: ¡Hay tantas fuentes de sonido!
Escuchen y piensen sobre cómo se produzcan los sonidos, y aprendan sobre varios instrumentos sudamericanos, incluyendo el charango, las zampoñas, y las pezuñas.