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Explore our portfolio of free K‑12 lesson plans and activites.

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Music & Mindfulness

Music & Mindfulness

10 Lessons

Music is a great tool for self-regulation and understanding. Cultivate a sense of empathy and calm in your classroom with this set of lessons.

Meet the Composer

Meet the Composer

21 Lessons

Meet the Composer introduces students to a wide range of composers throughout history.

Instrument Exploration

Instrument Exploration

20 Lessons

Each instrument lesson includes a high-quality video demonstration, an explanation of how sound is produced on the instrument, and suggests repertoire and activity ideas to further exploration.

Music Fundamentals

Music Fundamentals

25 Lessons

Music Fundamentals lessons provide fresh ideas for teaching basic concepts such as staccato, legato, melody, harmony, voice types, ensemble skills, and more!

Cross-Curricular Connections

Cross-Curricular Connections

13 Lessons

Cross-Curricular lessons connect musical concepts with content from other subjects. These ready-to-go plans are great for sub plans, music teachers, or general education teacher!

Listening Lessons

Listening Lessons

16 Lessons

Each Listening Lesson features one piece or movement of music. The Class Notes team has created ready-to-go listening maps and suggested activities to accompany each piece.

Themed Lessons

Themed Lessons

24 Lessons

Each Themed Lesson is based around a theme, event, or cultural celebration. Activities are paired with listening suggestions to help listeners discover and enjoy music.

Lecciones en español

Lecciones en español

8 Lessons

A sample of our favorite music lessons in Spanish!

Hands-On Activities

Hands-On Activities

8 Lessons

Experience music using easy-to-find, every day items or just your imagination! These interactive activities are great for at-home or classroom use!

Virtual Concerts

Virtual Concerts

10 Lessons

Virtual Concerts bring the concert experience into the classroom! A series of curated videos with pre-written scripts make these lessons great for subs, lost-voice days, or a day when you want to reignite passion for music listening!

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