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Music Lesson Plans

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Carnegie Hall's Weil Music Institute Resources for K-12 Teachers
Lesson plans, teacher guides, worksheets, assessments, etc.
Smithsonian Folkways
Lesson plans related to music from around the world.

More Recommended Lesson Plans

Music lesson plans, many of which are multidisciplinary.
Classics for Kids Lesson Plans
In-depth lesson plans related to classical music.
Core Knowledge Lesson Plans
Unit plans for teaching music.
Hotchalk Lesson Plans Page: Art Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities
Lesson Plans organized by grade range.
Search by keyword, subject, grade, or by Wisconsin Academic Standard. This database requires registration, which is free provided that you are a student or staff member at a UW Institution. For your free registration, go to
Learn NC
This resource from North Carolina is an excellent one for identifying music lesson plans by grade level.
PBS LearningMedia
"PBS LearningMediaâ„¢ provides educators with strategies, tools, and professional development resources needed to fully utilize digital learning." (from the website)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lesson Plans
Lesson plans related to American popular music.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Extensive unit plans developed by Yale University in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.

Other Music Resources

The American Folk Song Collection from the Kodaly Center at Holy Names University
A wonderful database of children's songs with accompanying musical notation searchable by grade level, subject, song type, rhythmic element, etc.
DSO Kids
Lesson plans for music teachers; musical games for children; and links to other good resources for music educators.
K-12 Resources for Music Educators
Valuable resources for music educators and students of all areas and educational levels.
Music Books for Children
Compiled by the American Musicological Society, this is a rich offering of music books for the K-6 student.
Music Education Online
Links to numerous, helpful music resources.
Nashville Symphony Website for Kids!
Learn about and listen to all the instruments that comprise a symphony orchestra.
National Jukebox
Over 10,000 historical sound recordings from the Library of Congress.
SFS Kids: Fun with Music
Fun website for children produced by the San Francisco Symphony.
Songs for Teaching
Thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips and teaching suggestions for teaching content across the curriculum.

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