Music & Lyric-Writing

Curriculum for English Language Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, and Music Education, includes Words & Music

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Words & Music

Students write song lyrics through the lens of English Language Arts and Social-Emotional Learning and experience a live songwriter workshop where their words are put to music. Access the lesson guides, PowerPoints, videos, and worksheets available for grades 3-6 and 7-12  here:

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Songwriting 101

During this two-lesson unit, students learn songwriting basics, express creativity, and prepare to co-write a song as a class with a professional songwriter. Access the lesson guides and video supports available for grades K-2, 3-6, and 7-12 here:

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String City

String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is a lively telling of the history of country music, with a Nashville emphasis. Connect to the classroom with standards-based lessons and activities that prepare students for the String City performance and provide post-program reflection opportunities.

Choral Arrangements

Prepare students for a choral performance with SATB arrangements of “Rocky Top,” “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” and “Tennessee Waltz.”

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