Lesson Plan Template
How to use the Lesson Plans
Music class schedules vary from teacher to teacher. The following lessons are organized by season (in the U.S.). Each pair of lessons are based on a 30-minute period, twice a week schedule.
This is a suggested lesson plan guide. There is no way that you have time to do it all. There will be times that you will want to use your favorite lessons, or need to prepare for a performance and abandon the lesson plans.
*Lessons indicates key lessons. When you are ready to jump back into a routine after a departure or performance:
- Check previous key lessons for immediate implementation. Your students will need the lessons for clarity of understanding in future lessons.
- Once key lessons are implemented, begin with the most current lesson, or any of your choosing from the previous months.
Above all, this is a resource to make you job easier. Use what makes sense to you and your situation. And if it stimulates a great idea, share it with the rest of us on the Teacher Tips page! We'd love to use your great idea.
If you see each class:
Twice a week for 30 minutes: Use the lesson pair as indicated.
Once a week for 30 minutes: Use the key *lessons, and if time fill in with others.
Once a week for 45-50 minutes: Use the lesson pair as indicated. Include the *lesson portions, eliminate the rest.
Rotational schedule, such as once every 6 days: Use the key *lessons as indicated, focusing on the *portions, and eliminating the rest.
Block or Unit schedule, only see a group for a set time: Use the key *lessons as indicated, focusing on the *portions, and eliminating the rest.