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Classical Music Lesson Plan


Here’s how we recommend teachers introduce Classical Music to young listeners of all ages. We realize that the the term “Classical Music” can be ambiguous at best (and at times, downright intimidating). So our approach defines classical music in the simplest of terms: The “classic” instrumental musical forms of Concerto, Sonata and Symphony circa 1750-1820.

Please print out this customizable Lesson Plan Resource, along with our Written Assessment pdf and Classical Music Vocabulary pdf. Give it a try, and let us know how you adapted it to your class needs.

Your Lesson Plan should include:

The Essential Question
How are the traditional classical musical forms identified?

Enduring Understanding
By developing a student’s Critical Listening Skills, you enable him to be more enlightened, educated and entertained.

Learning Target
Students will apply the appropriate vocabulary when discriminating between the traditional classical musical forms of concerto, symphony and sonata.

Interdisciplinary Connections
Language Arts
World Languages

Classical Music Vocabulary
Classical Musical Form links When you click on this link you will be redirected to Minor Music’s Classical Music Blog Post. Scroll down to the links for Concerto, Sonata and Symphony. You will then be redirected to amazon.com’s mp3 downloads. There you can purchase examples of each musical form.

Teacher plays selections, and informally polls class regarding which musical form they hear.


Teacher will guide the students through the textual components of the lesson and
assessments; Teacher may replay audio examples as often as needed.

2 Comments to “Classical Music Lesson Plan”

  1. Robert says:

    I will pass this on to my student teachers. Great resource!

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