Lesson Plans

October 9-12

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Group rhythm activity; Rhythm Gym; learn new concepts individually; FINISH ONLINE LEARNING!

Tuesday:  Theory worksheet; Practice day

Wednesday: Technique Tuesday (on Wednesday) – Tree Frog; learn new concepts in groups; choose recital groups/pairs

Thursday: Work on recital pieces; play group fun piece

Friday: No school

Level 1A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Reading 3rds (skips)
  • Quarter rests
  • Ties

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 30-35

Performance book: p. 6-7

Sheet Music: Radically Joyful, Feelin’ Groovy

Scales: G Major pentascale

Off the Bench:

  1. Mini flashcards (treble and bass clefs)
  2. Theory worksheet
  3. Game: Candy Corn Note Match

Level 1B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • C chord
  • I and V7 chords in C Major

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 78-85

Performance book: p. 30

Scales: F# Major pentascale

Off the Bench:

  1. Theory Worksheet
  2. Game: Accidental Adventures
  3. Game: Adventures in Music

Level 2A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Inner ledger note B
  • Tempo markings
  • Minor pentascales

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 22-29

Performance book: p.10, 12

Scales: All remaining Major pentascales

Off the Bench:

  1. Mini Flashcards: Ledger Lines
  2. Theory Worksheet

Level 2B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Dotted quarter notes
  • I, IV, and V7 chords

What to practice: p. 72-75

Lesson book: p. 68-72

Performance book: p. 34

Scales: B Major

Off the Bench:

  1. Theory Worksheet
  2. Game: Slug Bug Rhythms

Level 3A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Common time
  • Cut time
  • Tenuto

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 22-25

Performance book: p. 6, 8

Scales: E Major

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Over the Edge (intervals)
  2. Theory Worksheet
  3. Interval Tower Building

Level 3B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Key of D minor
  • Binary form
  • Cadenza
  • Grace notes

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 22-29

Performance book: p.10

Scales: B Major; D natural minor

Off the Bench:

  1. Theory Worksheet
  2. Reusable Write-on Lesson: Chords

Level 4

This Week’s Objectives:

  • F minor and D minor chord inversions
  • 2 octave scales
  • Major/relative minor

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 20-23

Performance book: p. 10

Scales: All remaining Major scales starting on white keys

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Oh No Coco!
  2. Theory Worksheet
  3. Triad Tic Tac Toe