Lesson Plans

The following classroom-tested lesson plans are meant to give ideas on how technology can be incorporated into teaching various aspects of music. Check back for more lesson plans, and feel free to use them in your own class! Please let me know how they worked for you.

PowerPoint Presentations

Click HERE to get to my PowerPoint Presentations that I use with my General Music studenst at the Franklin Avenue Middle School.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE LEVEL
What I Did On My Summer Vacation - Inspiration for Student Composition What I Did On My Summer Vacation - Inspiration for Student Composition What I Did On My Summer Vacation - Inspriation for Student Composition Teaching Intonation in a SoundTree Lab with Auralia
Exploring the CTK-671: Tones, Advanced Tones & Rhythm Patterns Teaching Intonation in a SoundTree Lab with Auralia Teaching Intonation in a SoundTree Lab with Auralia
Sakura Singing the Blues with Garage Band Singing the Blues with Garage Band
Echo Me! Building Canon's on Pachelbel's Canon in D Building Canon's on Pachelbel's Canon in D
Jingle Bells in Four Parts Creating "Folk Webs" in the Music Class Teaching Serialism with Technology
Teaching Serialism with Technology Teaching Two-Part Inventions with Technology
Teaching Two-Part Inventions with Technology Exploring the CTK-671: Tones, Advanced Tones & Rhythm Patterns
Exploring the CTK-671: Tones, Advanced Tones & Rhythm Patterns Film Scoring in the Music Classroom: Duck and Cover
Sakura
Echo Me!
Using Poetry As Inspiration for Composition
Film Scoring in the Music Classroom: Duck and Cover

The following lesson plans were created by my graduate students, and contain some wonderful uses of technology in the elementary, middle, and high school music classroom.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE LEVEL
Polyrhythms - by Peter Albertelli Ostinato - by Peter Albertelli Major/Minor Chord Building- by Erica D'Eufemia Teaching Polyrhythms - by Barbara Thompson
Small Group String Lesson - by Victoria Alaimo Major/Minor Chord Building - by Erica D'Eufemia Composing A Simple Canon - by Hillary Epstein World Music Vocal Approaches - by Jeffrey Johnson
Exploring Tonal Memory- by Erica D'Eufemia Ear-Training with Practica Musica - by Jason Kennedy Composing with Cadences - by Edward Gattsek Putting the Dance Back in Mazurka - by Miki Yoshiura
Instruments of the Orchestra - by Hillary Epstein Technology in the Keyboard Lab- by Mary Montgomery Writing Music for Guitar - by Barry Nagel Feeling Meters - by Gianfranco Tornatore
Composing in PandiatoniC - by Edward Gattsek Composing in Minor- by Rose Pecht Right Note - Wrong Note - by Stevie Rawlings Hearing BeBop Chord Progressions - by Anthony Branker
Composing with Band-In-A-Box - by Jason Kennedy Recognizing Canons - by Victoria Alaimo Making the Changes - by Steve Schopp Teaching the Anatomy & Phtsiology of Tone Production - by Marilyn Thompson
Technology in the Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal- by Mary Montgomery Exploring Classical Cadenzas - by Laura Addeo Teaching Polyrhythms - by Barbara Thompson Vocal Registration - by Donna M. Cox
Instruments of the Orchestra - by Barry Nagel Teaching Intonation - by Stephen Loreti Intervals - by Taylor Watson
Creating Concert Programs - by Rose Pecht Teaching Guitar Ensemble - by Justin Tupik Recognizing Canons - by Victoria Alaimo
Learning the Waltz - by Stevie Rawlings Transcribing Orchestral Parts - by Emilia Kister Composing for Percussion Ensemble - by John Zatorski
Meet the Brass Family - by Steve Schopp Dansi Na Kumba - Teaching African Songs - by Janet Barr Exploring Classical Cadenzas - by Laura Addeo
Meet the Percussion Family - by Taylor Watson The Life of Marian Anderson - by Patrice Turner Ear Training - by Amy Yaremczak
Meet the String Family- by Emily Lin Teaching Ternary Form - by Lyubov Mayzus Teaching Guitar Ensemble - by Justin Tupik
Composing in Pentatonic- by Kirsten Anderson Teaching Dotted Rhythms to Recorder Students - by Adriana Marallo Using Video to Teach Form - by Darcie Pickering
Introduction to the Classical Period- by Grace Kim Teaching Multiculturalism with Technology - by Leonard Robertson Using Rock, Rap & Roll to Teach Form - by Kathryn Meyer
Iconic Notation- by Sarah Perry Tuning the Violin - by Kathleen Derbyshire Learning From Lyrics - by Hope Hudson
Identifying Instruments- by Hiromi Baba Composing String Quartets in Pentatonic - by Janelle King The Space Between - by Kelly Parker
Stephen Foster Lesson- by Karen Hall Teaching Intonation in a Clarinet Lesson - by Barry LeBron Teaching the Blues Scale - by Peris Alban
Reading Musical Notation - by Amanda Whitten Teaching 7th Chords - by Matthew Green Clapping Music - by Kimberly Callahan
Reading Rhythm Patterns- by Ekaterina Onatskaia Composing to a Video Clip- by Kate Yackel So You Want To Write a Pop Song - by Jen Shankman
Melodic Variation - by Justin Tupik Compose Your Memory - by Janie Rigiotti
Teaching Tempos in Instrumental Music Lessons - by Janet Barr Composing String Quartets - by Janelle King Composition From A Visual Model - by Stephanie Letson
Telling a Story with Music & Video - by Darcie Pickering Singin' the Blues with Rock, Rap & Roll - by Ann Winze Teaching Melodic Dictation with Auralia - by Josh Bertelli
The Emporer's New Clothes - by Hope Hudson Teaching Cut Time - by Dan Brown Connecting Visual Images with Music - by Amylia Barnett
Introduction to the Orchestra - by Kelly Parker Groovy Tune - by Claude Preece Identifying Major, Minor, Dominant 7th and Augmented 6th Chords - by Katie Butler
Teaching the Mallet Instruments - by Emilia Kister Singing Music Expressively - by Brooke Jensen Teaching Marching Band Cadences - by Dana Montiero
Teaching Tetrachords & Major Scales - by Lyubov Mayzus Tone Poem Composing Project - by Anthony Sgro Melodic and Rhythmic Dictation - by Mike Raguseo
Peter & The Wolf - by Laura Falzon Baldacchino Exploring the Musical Instruments of the Orchestra- by Natalie Babiak
Introduction to Scales & Modes - by Jeffrey Johnson The Instruments of the Orchestra - by Julie Kim
Rock Til You Drop - by Janie Rigiotti Nosferatu - Expressionism and Diminished Chords - by Joseph Abramo
The Music of the Gamelan Orchestra - by Jen Shankman Composing With Non Chord Tones to Ornament A Melody - by Caryn Katz
Playing in Oranga's Band - by Steven Stravert Copyright, Sampling & Mashing - by Melissa Natale Abramo
Clapping & Reading Notation - by Gianfranco Tornatore
Teaching Rondo Form - by Chrissy Gharky
Teaching Steady Beat - by Marjorie Cannon
Using GarageBand to teacher Rock/Pop Song Form - by Katie Burtnick
Expressing an Idea or Story Through Music - by Allison Mazza
Teaching the Instruments of the Orchestra - by Mary Vogt
Composing with Difficult Rhythms - by Faryn Kates
Teaching Intervals with Music Ace - by Christina Arvizzigno
Follow the Drinking Gourd - by Jody Moody
Exploring the Musical Shape of Students Names- by Ingrid Ladendorf
The Four Sacred Elements - by Amy Vanderwall
Composing in C Pentatonic - by Natalie J. Ernstes
Come Follow, Follow Me - by Sarah Foley