Lesson Plans

This section includes a sample of various age and ability level lessons. Visit the Contact page to request additional access to more of my lesson plans or ideas.

National Standards for Music Education:

Standard 1:
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Standard 2:
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Standard 3:
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

Standard 4:
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

Standard 5:
Reading and notating music.

Standard 6:
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

Standard 7:
Evaluating music and music performances.

Standard 8:
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

Standard 9:
Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Music Educators National Conference (M.E.N.C.) New York State Fine Arts Standards:

Standard 1:
Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts: Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.

Standard 2:
Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources: Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

Standard 3:
Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art: Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

Standard 4:
Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts: Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.