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Ch 1: Music for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Augment your regular elementary school music instruction using this flexible and helpful resource. Brief, yet well-written, skillfully presented and informative lessons can be adapted to meet a variety of classroom needs and purposes.

Music for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Music education becomes fun and easy for your students through these quick little video and text lessons. You can implement this resource as part of your classroom music program or as a means to help students on an individual basis. Chapter tests and quizzes measure retention and mastery, and the dashboard provides a well-organized way to track their progress.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with music will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about music.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to read music
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about music
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning music (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about music
  • Students who struggle to understand their music teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra music resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover music topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning about music.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands music by completing the Music for Elementary School chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Music for Elementary School
How to Read Music: Lesson for Kids

1. How to Read Music: Lesson for Kids

Did you ever wish you could play your favorite song on an instrument, or be able to sing a song from a book? Reading music is almost like learning another language, but it's as simple as A-B-C. Read this lesson to get started reading music.

Louis Armstrong Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

2. Louis Armstrong Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

Do you love the sound of a big band playing jazz where you can't help but tap your feet along with the beat? In this lesson, you'll learn about Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential figures in jazz music.

Johann Sebastian Bach Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

3. Johann Sebastian Bach Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

You have probably heard many songs written by Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the greatest composers of all time, without even knowing it. In this lesson, you will learn about his life and how he came to be such a famous musician.

Music History: Lesson for Kids

4. Music History: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about the history of music, from the beginning of time until the modern age. Learn about how music that started out as singing, clapping, and knocking sticks together became the music you hear today.

Frederic Chopin: Lesson for Kids

5. Frederic Chopin: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever watched a 'Bugs Bunny' or 'Tom and Jerry' cartoon? Then you've probably heard the music of Frederic Chopin, one of the most famous musical composers of all time. Read on to find out more about Chopin.

Miles Davis Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

6. Miles Davis Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

Have you ever heard jazz music? If you have, you have heard music that was influenced by Miles Davis, one of the most famous musicians of the 20th century. Read on to find out about his impact on jazz and other types of music.

Yankee Doodle Song Lesson for Kids

7. Yankee Doodle Song Lesson for Kids

If you know the song '~'Yankee Doodle'~', you may have wondered why anyone would put a feather in his hat and call it '~'macaroni.'~' Read on to find out about the history of the song and its meaning.

Swan Lake Ballet Synopsis: Lesson for Kids

8. Swan Lake Ballet Synopsis: Lesson for Kids

You might not think of ballet as exciting, but this ballet has an evil sorcerer, a fight, and an enchanted princess! Read on to find out the story of the popular ballet 'Swan Lake.'

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