6th grade brass unit plan
This is a five lesson unit plan that I wrote and executed at my student teaching placement. I taught one of the units from the Band Expressions book that the students use that included the students learning some history about Mozart, triplets, and arpeggios. In this unit plan, I used data-driven assessment by recording on my iPad the students sight-reading a piece and used that to decide the best way to teach them. I then recorded them individually performing the same piece at the end of the unit at which point I deducted that my teaching was effective because of the improvement in the students' performances.
8th Grade Band Lesson Plan
This is a lesson I taught to a band class of 89 eighth graders. I led the warm-ups, taught the concert F-dorian scale, rehearsed an arrangement of Coventry Carol and taught a basic history lesson on the piece.
Music appreciation - gershwin lesson
This is a lesson I taught to a music appreciation class at a high school. All the students in the class range from 9th-12th grade and took the class to receive their fine arts credit. As part of the lesson, I had the students do a RAFT, imagining they were Gershwin's parents writing his obituary. I got many great responses!
Recorder karate - 4th grade
This is a lesson I taught to a class of fourth grade students learning "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" as part of the Recorder Karate curriculum. It is the first lesson plan I ever wrote.