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Music Lesson Planning Ideas for Spring 2013

on February 18, 2013

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.”    Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894)

Music, like spring, can make us feel rejuvenated and joyful.  Add music to your daily learning for fun and for many other wonderful benefits.

Get in the spirit of one of the most-beloved spring activities with this sing-along from Mary Poppins.

If you want to go really in-depth in the atmosphere of the season, check out Classical Magic’s musical lesson plan for Spring from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.


Present lessons comparing Renaissance with the Baroque Period by visiting

Combine music with multicultural studies by teaching your students songs in languages other than English, with Cantemos  and Professor Toto.  Professor Toto®


Present the instruments of the orchestra using free Montessori instrument nomenclature cards.

For a selected selection of instruments for children see


You can find lots of informative and inspirational free instructional videos on-line, which can let children (and adults) explore a variety of musical concepts without a large initial expense.  Just search your favorite video site for “learn to play [insert instrument]”, :”learn to sing”, etc. 

There is ample evidence that the inclusion of music is beneficial to children’s overall educational experience and performance.  Explore these links for more details.

Finally, this article from Scientific American explores what we know (and what we don’t) about how listening to and/or making music affects our minds.

Happy Lesson Planning!


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