Resources and Lesson Plans

Diorama (Peter and the Wolf)

Families of Instruments Listening Maps (Young Person's Guide)

Introduction to Direct Listening (Brassy Brass)

Percussion Signal Challenge (The Beat Goes On)

An American in Paris (American Celebration)

Meet the Composers Scavenger Hunt (Brassy Brass)

"Hoe Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland (American Celebration)

The Role of the Conductor (Young Person's Guide)

Antiphonal Music and Poetry (Brassy Brass)

Fanfare Poetry (Brassy Brass)

Music in the Air (American Celebration)

Puppet Theater (Peter and the Wolf)

Focused Listening (The Beat Goes On)

Extensions for the Music Specialist (Brassy Brass)

Story Line (Peter and the Wolf)

Music Can Tell a Story: Sequencing a Story (Peter and the Wolf)

Swan Lake Musical Story Time (Peter and the Wolf)

Creating a Musical Arrangement using Theme and Variation Form (Destination America)

Rhapsody in Blue (American Celebration)

Stories In Music (Destination America)

Themes and Variations Listening Map for the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Young Person's)

Correspondence (Brassy Brass)

The Character of Instruments (Peter and the Wolf)

All the Buzz (Brassy Brass)

Music and Motion

Having Fun with Loud and Soft (American Celebration)

Compare and Contrast (Brassy Brass)

Instrument Timbre (Young Person's Guide)

Straight From the Heart

Lesson: On The Trail (Destination America)

Music in the Air (Peter and the Wolf)

Jamming on the Subway Focused Listening for Percussion Timbres (The Beat Goes On)

Meet the Percussion Instruments (The Beat Goes On)

Listening to a Musical Arrangement Written in Theme and Variations Form (Destination America)

Promenade and Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition (Young Person's Guide)

Percussion Family Crossword Puzzle (The Beat Goes On)

Introduction to Brass Instruments (Brassy Brass)

Compare and Contrast Copland (American Celebration)

Making Percussion Instruments and Percussion Jam (The Beat Goes On)

Pictures in Space (Art) and Time (Music)- (Young Person's Guide)