Music Lesson Plan Template

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Whether you are a music teacher or a classroom teacher incorporating music into your pedagogy, planning is of the essence. This lesson helps you by offering a template for strong planning and organization.

Why Plan Your Music Lessons?

When you are teaching music, or incorporating music into your pedagogy, it can be sort of tempting to work on an impromptu basis. After all, music is fun and often spontaneous! At the same time, though, as with all other kinds of teaching, it is actually important to have a plan. The better you plan your lessons in advance, the clearer you will be about your purpose and objective. Students will sense your certainty and this will boost their learning. A good plan also prevents you from wasting students' time by having to stop to think about what you are going to do next. One thing that can help many teachers is to work with a planning template.

A template essentially offers you a skeleton of what the major components of a lesson are. Of course, there will be occasional lessons that deviate from this structure, but working with a template will help you keep on top of things and ensure that you do not forget important aspects of your lesson. The template offered here will work for music lessons regardless of the age of your students and the context of the lesson.

Music Lesson Plan Template

Goal and Objectives

When you are writing your goals and objectives, ask yourself the following questions:

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