Elementary Music Lesson Plans, A New Recorder Rookies Set!

  • Recorder Lesson plans! Our fourth set of Recorder Rookies, lessons 19-25, is here!

    Don’t be fooled by its name -- I have teachers who use my “Recorder Rookies” lessons in elementary music classes without even touching a recorder! This is because “Recorder Rookies” isn't just about learning the recorder itself -- it also includes singing, movement, Orff, improvisation, stories, group work, and more.

    Recorder parts can be sung, played on Orff instruments, or played on the keyboard. No matter the instrumentation, students love our lessons. For example, in the beautiful “Skye Boat” song, classes are captivated with its story, drama and the sound effects students get to create throughout the lesson.

    And if you DO add the recorder, this will bump up the engagement of your students and help give everyone an opportunity to be successful. For example, in “Chicken on a Fence Post”, there’s an easy B-A-G part, as well as a section that includes a high E and D for a student that needs a challenge. “Trav’lin Blues” offers every level of skill an opportunity for improvisation. Both have suggestions for a dance, or you can take the examples and create your own.

    Along with this, “Mortimer” actually makes playing the diatonic C scale FUN and helps continue the development of your students’ fine motor skills, because there’s plenty of entertaining repetition.

    The new Recorder Rookies Set Four provides a total of seven 45-55 minute lessons. Set Four includes Lessons 19-25, featuring:

    • Activity and concert videos of Lynn and students
    • Interactive SMART Board and SMART Notebook visuals
    • Lesson visuals for printing
    • Student handouts for each lesson (or print all and place in a binder as a book)
    • Orff orchestrations
    • 7 detailed lesson plans
    • A “Welcome Pack” of hot tips to make the most out of the lessons


    Take a peek… 


    To purchase your new set, click here!


    Wishing you a 2019 filled with joyful music making,



  • Candace Travis
    Candace Travis I just got RR 19-25, I can not open the recordings, I click on it and nothing opens, everything else opens fine.
    Looking forward to using it in class.
    January 1, 2019
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Hi Candace, actually, there are no recordings used in set 4. I will check into why it indicates there are recordings. I really love this set of songs and stories and hope your students enjoy it as much as mine do!
    January 2, 2019
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Hi again Candace, since you are a Music Rhapsody Member, we will contact you directly to make sure you have can access your plans through your teacher area in Musicrhapsody.com, that includes recordings in Recorder Rookies Module 2 (which includes the 19-...  more
    January 2, 2019