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Lesson Zone™ - Music Lessons Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom

Music lesson plans that are jam-pack with fun for the elementary music classroom.

The Lesson Zone Index


Lesson Zone™ Worksheets

MMF Lesson Zone music lessons plan and worksheet packs make lesson planning as easy as click, print, teach.

Star Wars Rap | Music Lesson Plan and Worksheet
High & Low Mix-and-Match | Lesson and Worksheets
Mystery Message Game | Music Game Worksheet
The Wee Little Scare | Steady Beat/Grade 2-3
Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) | Listening Map
Surprise Symphony (Haydn) | Listening Map
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin | 10 Instrument Identification Game Posters
Suck It Up Game! | Game Board and Answer Squares
Boom Chicka Boom | Music Lesson Plan and Manipulatives


"Meet the Composer" Famous Composer Resources

Everything you need to start teaching or learning about your favorite music composer.

"Meet the Composer" Biographies
"Meet the Composer" Word Search Worksheets
"Meet the Composer" Multiplication-Connect-the-Dot Worksheets
"Meet the Composer" Coloring Pages
"Meet the Composer" Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
"Meet the Composer" Job Application
Nutcracker FunLib™ (Tchaikovsky) | Story and Worksheet
Nutcracker Venn Diagram (Tchaikovsky) | Worksheet
Peer Gynt FunLib™ (Edvard Grieg) | Story and Worksheet
Peer Gynt (Edvard Grieg) | Venn Diagram Worksheet
Peter and the Wolf FunLib™ (Prokofiev) | Story and Worksheet
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Comic Strip Worksheet and Lesson Plan
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Music Lesson Pack
John Williams | Composer of the Month Music Lesson Bundle
Star Wars Rap | Music Lesson Plan and Worksheet
Famous Composers: Who Get's the Prize for the Biggest Family?


Famous Composer Soprano Recorder Play-Along

Want to give your music students a hands-on music experience playing a masterwork? This lesson resource includes beginner/easy level recorder sheet music and an Mp3 play-along recording.

Hallelujah Chorus | Soprano Recorder Play-Along (Music/Mp3)


Listening Maps and Listening Glyphs

Designed for the music classroom, our printable listening maps and listening glyphs turn listening to music into an engaging visual learning experience.

In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) | Listening Map
Kangaroo from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens) | Listening Map
Surprise Symphony (Haydn) | Listening Map and Lesson
Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map
St. Patrick's Day | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
John Williams | Film Score Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Star Wars (John Williams) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Jurassic Park (John Williams) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Indiana Jones (John Williams) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Easter (Vivaldi "Spring") | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Thanksgiving (Vivaldi "Autumn") | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Circus Music (Entry of the Gladiators) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets


Famous Composer Bulletin Board Posters

Our bulletin board poster packs add pizzazz to your music classroom bulletin boards, while helping kids remember the essential facts about the composer or lesson unit.

Beethoven | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Pack
Haydn | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Posters
Prokofiev | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Pack
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Bulletin Board Pack
John Williams | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Pack
Elements of Music | Anchor Chart Posters


MMF Songbook - Lyrics for Kids

Browse 700+ lyrics and rhymes for kids for the music classroom or just for fun.

Action Songs and Rhymes
Animal Songs and Rhymes
Around the World Songs and Rhymes
Bible Songs and Rhymes
Folksongs for Children
Lullaby Songs and Rhymes
Mother Goose Nursery Songs and Rhymes
Playtime Rhymes
Silly Songs and Rhymes
Holiday Songs
Traditional Children's Songs and Rhymes

MMF Songbook Sheet Music


Hey Kids, Meet the Orchestra - Orchestra Instrument Guides

Learn about the instruments of the orchestra with our Meet the Orchestra resources.

Orchestra Instruments
Woodwind Family
Brass Family
String Family
Percussion Family
Keyboard Family

Scavenger Hunt Worksheets
Woodwind Family
Brass Family
String Family
Percussion Family




Free Orff Instrument Sheet Music

Get free printable easy Orff Schulwerk arrangements for the elementary music classroom.

Orff Arrangements | Free Sheet Music


Orff Instrument Repair

Are your Orff instruments acting up? Fix them yourself with our repair guides.

How Do I Fix Those "Buzzing" Bars?


Music Education Posts

Music education posts to guide and inspire.

The Best Teaching Strategy You May Be Missing... and Can Learn from a Toy
Appreciating the Value of Music Education
National Standards for Music Education
The Orff-Schulwerk Process
Music Builds Smarter Kids
Ten Reasons Kids Benefit from Music Instruction
10 Must-Try Music Classroom Management Tips


Music Teacher Associations

Want to get connected with a music teacher association? Here's a list of organizations to consider.

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)


Extra Income Ideas for Music Teachers

Could you use a few extra dollar each month? Here are a few ideas.

Ten Tax Saving Tips for Private Music Teachers


Illustrated Music Dictionary for Kids (Music Terms)

Get concise answers to your questions about composers, performers, instruments, and musical terms, in our illustrated music dictionary for kids. 400+ entries.

Illustrated Music Dictionary for Kids


Music Theory Worksheets and Games

Learn music theory with our arcade games, worksheets, flash cards, and printable board games.

Free Printable Music Theory Worksheets
Note Name Worksheets
Intervals Worksheets
Rhythm Worksheets

Music Theory Arcade Games
Eek! Shark! | Music Theory Arcade Game (Note Names)
Music Press Distress | Music Theory Arcade Game (Basic Rhythms)

Flashcards and Games
Carnegie Hall Park™ | Basic Skills Music Theory Board Game
Flash Frog™ Flashcards
Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Game
Treble Clef Flashcards
Bass Clef Flashcards
Viola Clef Flashcards
Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Bass Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Viola Clef Note Names
The Rhythm Store™ Game | Rhythm


DYI Musical Instruments

Build your own DYI musical instruments with our easy step-by-step plans.

Build Your Own Orff Xylophone: Step-by-Step DYI Woodworking Plans
Make Your Own Trumpet: Step-by-Step DYI Instructions