Explore our portfolio of free K‑12 lesson plans and activites.
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 lessons provide fresh ideas for teaching basic concepts such as staccato, legato, melody, harmony, voice types, ensemble skills, and more!
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!
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.
Based around a theme or holiday, each Themed Lesson offers suggested repertoire and activities for all ages. This pick-and-choose style allows teachers to customize lessons to fit their needs.
A sample of our favorite music lessons in Spanish!
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 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!
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. More coming soon!
Our “Meet the Composer” series introduces students to a wide range of composers. Many more composers coming soon - stay tuned!
How do musicians stick together without a conductor? Help students understand and practice ENSEMBLE SKILLS in this lesson.
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!
Literacy meets music in this creative, hands-on lesson. Use favorite books and vocal and instrument exploration to create a musical soundtrack.
Music is a cultural expression. Visit different regions around the world to learn about unique genres of music and their core characteristics.
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.
Escuchen y piensen sobre cómo se produzcan los sonidos, y aprendan sobre varios instrumentos sudamericanos, incluyendo el charango, las zampoñas, y las pezuñas.
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This activity is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.