Saturday, September 15, 2012

Music Lesson Plan Template

For the first 10 years or so of teaching music I was free to use any lesson plan template that I chose.  I'll admit that mostly I just made my music plans fit on whatever was available.  Then around the time that I really started thinking about what would be most useful for me and really playing with templates, my school district handed down a required online template.

I used dutifully used that template with as much success as could be expected and had actually made plans on asking for a special exemption this year when much to my delight and relief we were told that we didn't have to use the "mandated" template any longer and that several templates would be suggested, but that we were to focus on using lesson plans that worked for us.  HALLELUJAH!  And there was MUCH rejoicing!

So - I took all of my favorite elements of what I liked and got rid of what didn't work for my class and came up with my own template.

I write in the cells that are open and I highlight  the parts of the template that I need for the lesson.  My favorite part of the template is the bottom where I can make notes about the needs of individual classes. 

I am leaving this in spreadsheet form so that hopefully you can edit it to meet your own personal needs.  Let me know how it goes. If you run into trouble or are unable to edit the form, please let me know and I'll gladly send you the file.    Due to damage to the file, here is an updated version in a PDF form.  Feel free to print.



  1. I love your template! My principal didn't like mine.......
    I can't download the blank copy. Can you help me with that?

  2. Sure -
    1st try clicking on the word "HERE"
    That should take you to google drive where you can download what I have. As far as I can tell that is how it works since the link should open the document into an editable page...If you have trouble, just reply back and we'll figure it out..... )

  3. I wonder if I'm making a mistake. When I click on "here" it does go to Google docs, but I'm unable to edit the document.

  4. Never mind! I just figured it out! This has been a lifesaver for me! Much obliged!

  5. This is fantastic! I was working on a template, but wasn't really happy with it. Thanks!

    Check out my (very new) blog at

  6. I love your template! Thank you for sharing! Unfortunately I can't seem to edit it...

  7. The template is meant to be printed and written upon rather than edited. If you would like to request an editable version, feel free to email me at

  8. I cannot edit this! can you please send me the file?? Thanks in advance!