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Meet the Composer | Elementary Music Lesson Curriculum

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Need an awesome resource to teach students about our great composers? We've got 'em! You'll find stuff for general music classroom lessons, private/group music lessons, and some just for fun.


Play and Learn™ Series

Our Meet the Composer Play and Learn™ series give kids an opportunity to do more than just play the music of the great composers. This series includes a premium graded piano arrangement, our Hey Kids, Meet the Composer biography, and two activity worksheets.

Canon in D | Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo - Play and Learn™ Series
Moonlight Sonata | Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo - Play and Learn™ Series
The Entertainer | Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
The Entertainer | Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo - Play and Learn™


Music Lesson Packs

Just print and teach! Our music lesson packs provide everything you need to make your lessons a hit with your students.

Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Comic Strip Worksheet and Lesson Plan
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Music Lesson Pack
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 a 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
Handel | Composer of the Month Lesson and Bulletin Board Pack
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) | Listening Map/Composer Pack (Bundle)
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


Bulletin Board Posters

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

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


FunLibs™ | Story and Worksheet

Read the original story, and then make up a silly variation by substituting your own words in the provided blanks.

Peer Gynt FunLib™ (Edvard Grieg) | Story and Worksheet
Nutcracker FunLib™ (Tchaikovsky) | Story and Worksheet


Word Search Worksheets

Build reading skills with our free printable great composer word search worksheets. Let your students know how many words there are to find, and then ask them to complete the wordfind by identifying and circling the keywords found in the biography.

Johann Sebastian Bach | Word Search
Ludwig van Beethoven | Word Search
Leonard Bernstein | Word Search
Johannes Brahms | Word Search
Frederic Chopin | Word Search
Aaron Copland | Word Search
Claude Debussy | Word Search
Antonin Dvorak | Word Search
George Gershwin | Word Search
Edvard Grieg | Word Search
George Frideric Handel | Word Search
Franz Joseph Haydn | Word Search
Scott Joplin | Word Search
Dmitri Kabalevsky | Word Search
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Word Search
Modest Mussorgsky | Word Search
Johann Pachelbel | Word Search
Sergei Prokofiev | Word Search
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Word Search
Gioachino Antonio Rossini | Word Search
Camille Saint-Saëns | Word Search
Dimitri Shostakovich | Word Search
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Word Search
Antonio Vivaldi | Word Search
John Williams | Word Search


Multiplication-Connect-the-Dot Worksheets

Build pre-multiplication skills by skip counting with our free printable great composer connect-the-dot worksheets. Then grab the crayons!

Johann Sebastian Bach | Worksheet
Ludwig van Beethoven | Worksheet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Worksheet


Coloring Pages

Print a free great composer coloring page, grab the crayons, and start the CD. Giving students a coloring page keeps them focused and quite, providing you with an opportunity to introduce the classics.

Johann Sebastian Bach | Coloring Page
Ludwig van Beethoven | Coloring Page
Johannes Brahms | Coloring Page
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Coloring Page
Franz Joseph Haydn | Coloring Page
Scott Joplin | Coloring Page
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Coloring Page
Franz Schubert | Coloring Page
Richard Wagner | Coloring Page


Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Introduce kids to the great composers with a "Meet the Composer" Scavenger Hunt worksheet. Print the study guide worksheet and then head to the "Meet the Composer" biographies to hunt for the facts.

Scavenger Hunt Worksheet


Meet the Composer Job Application Worksheet

Introduce kids to the great composers by asking them to complete an employment application for the composer for your choice.

Meet the Composer Job Application Worksheet


Venn Diagrams

Develop higher order thinking skills in your music students by comparing and contrasting the musical elements your favorite music selections.

Nutcracker Venn Diagram (Tchaikovsky) | Worksheet
Peer Gynt FunLib™ (Edvard Grieg) | Story and Worksheet
Peer Gynt (Edvard Grieg) | Venn Diagram Worksheet