Lesson Plans

October 23-27

Week at a Glance:

Monday:

  • Rhythm Menagerie with rhythm sticks
  • Rhythm Gym
  • Read and learn new objectives on your own
  • Practice: scales, new material, recital music

Tuesday:

  • Tuesday Technique: Tall Giraffe
  • Practice: scales, lesson assignments, recital piece, Christmas piece
  • Advanced and Year long classes choose Christmas music

Wednesday:

  • Composer of the Month listening and vocabulary lesson on Camille Saint- Saens
  • Practice

Thursday:

  • Theory quiz
  • Practice

Friday: 

  • Practice recital music in groups
  • Off the bench activities/games

Level 1A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Eighth notes
  • Reading skips and steps

What to read/practice:

Lesson book: p. 36

Performance book: p. 8

Sheet Music: Dancing with Frankenstein, Brother John, Westminster Chimes, River Road, Skip to my Lou, Feelin’ Groovy

Other: Recital music

Scales: D and A Major Pentascales

Off the Bench:

  1. Mini flashcards (treble and bass clefs)
  2. Game: Candy Corn Note Match
  3. Game: Pumpkin Patch Note Matching Game

Level 1B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • G position

What to read/practice:

Lesson book: p. 86-89

Performance book: p. 34

Sheet Music: I Am the King, Feelin’ Groovy, Radically Joyful (Two Hands)

Other: Recital music

Scales: Two Major Pentascales of your choosing

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Pumpkin Patch Note Matching Game
  2. Game: Adventures in Music

Level 2A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • G position review
  • minor pentascales

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 30

Performance book: p.14

Other: Recital music, choose Christmas music

Scales: Finish Major Pentascales, C & G minor pentascales

Off the Bench:

  1. Mini Flashcards: Ledger Lines
  2. Game: Adventures in Music

Level 2B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Dotted quarter notes

What to practice: 

Lesson book: p. 73-74

Performance book: no assignment

Other: Recital piece, Choose Christmas music

Scales: Next Major scale/arpeggio on your chart

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Slug Bug Rhythms
  2. Game: Bats and Cats

Level 3A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Prepare for performance

What to practice:

Lesson book: no new assignment

Performance book: no new assignment

Other: Recital piece, Choose Christmas music

Scales: Next scale/arpeggio on chart

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Over the Edge (intervals)

Level 3B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Prepare for performance

What to practice:

Lesson book: no new assignment

Performance book: no new assignment

Other: Recital piece, Choose Christmas music

Scales: Next scale/arpeggio on chart

Off the Bench:

  1. Reusable Write-on Lesson: Chords
  2. Game: Triad Tic Tac Toe

Level 4

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Prepare for performance

What to practice:

Lesson book: no new assignment

Performance book: no new assignment

Other: Recital piece, Choose Christmas music

Scales: Next scale/arpeggio on chart

Off the Bench:

  1. Reusable Write-on Lesson: Chords
  2. Game: Triad Tic Tac Toe