How Class Notes Lesson Library Works

Class Notes Lesson Plans provide free classroom resources to foster an understanding, love, and appreciation of music.

Browse our Lesson Library

The Class Notes Lesson Library includes over a hundred lessons that help K‑12 teachers save time and find new ideas. Designed to be easily adapted or extended, these standards-based lessons can be modified to fit the unique needs of every teacher and classroom.

5 Reasons to Use the Class Notes Lesson Library

1. Save time

We’ve done the work so you don’t have to! Our lesson plans include printable worksheets, visuals, listening maps and more. Our staff designs user-friendly, ready-to-go resources full of carefully curated high-quality video and audio.

2. Use as sub plans

Any of our lesson plans can be a starting point for sub plans. Many are written with a non-musical sub in mind. Check out Cross-Curricular Connections and Instrument Exploration for some ready-to-go ideas.

3. Get fresh ideas

Class Notes lessons provide fresh ideas if you’re feeling stuck or in a rut. Check out Listening Lessons to find new repertoire for in-class listening or use a Virtual Concert to introduce a familiar concept in a new way.

4. Boost confidence

Maybe you’re an instrumentalist expected to teach vocal techniques or a vocalist teaching improvisation for the first time. We have lessons to make you confident in teaching any music subject. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to a team member to suggest a lesson!

5. Prepare for a concert

For teachers in Minnesota, we offer free, in-person concerts. Upon booking a concert, our staff recommends a catered set of lessons to prepare to host an artist.

Children applaud after a performance.
Applause for The OK Factor · MPR/Jerry Olson

Class Notes lesson plans can be used in any school, anywhere

Class Notes digital resources meet Minnesota’s music education standards, which align with national standards.


Answers to the most common questions. If you can‘t find an answer please contact us.

Do you have any lesson plans for high school students?
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The website only let me book the artist for three hours. Is the concert three hours long?
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I teach at a school outside the metro area. What are my options for booking a concert?
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Our students would like to send a thank-you card to the artists who performed at our school. Where should we mail those?
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