two page spread of a children's homeschool curriculum about music featuring a lesson on the voice

"THE VOICE" from "PRELUDE: an Introduction to Music for Children" (Individual DIGITAL Lesson)

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Learn about the only personalized instrument anyone has ever had - the Voice!

This easy open and go lesson is perfect for classrooms or home-school. No previous musical experience is necessary to facilitate these lessons. 


All lessons are suitable for ages 4-12 years old and can be worked on together as a group or family. Accompanying the teaching time is the choice between two activities; one for young learners ages 4-8 years old and one for older learners ages 8-12 years old.

Included in each 30 minute lesson is a "Setting The Stage" section which introduces the children to what they are about to learn followed by a more informative teaching time called "Diving Deeper", and followed by a hands on "Activity Time."

Each lesson has book suggestions as well as listening suggestions that correspond with the theme of the lesson!

Within each lesson you will find the option of using a link or a QR code that links you directly to a short video or live performance featuring music by different composers and artists.

Each lesson gives you a list of materials needed at the beginning of the lesson which usually includes many household items that a classroom or house would already have.

One important note is that the use of a music platform such as Apple music, Spotify or YouTube is a must when facilitating these musical lessons!

Included in this lesson:

  • Children will get to open the lesson by setting up a pretend 'birthday' and using their voices to sing a popular song everyone sings a long to - 'Happy Birthday!' Complete with a cupcake and candle!
  • An informative section about the human singing voice and how our bodies create sound.
  • A video demonstration with a private link about how to use our voices and the different sounds all of our voices can make.
  • A video demonstration of all the different voice parts put on by the Royal Opera. Be inspired as you hear professionals sing in all the different parts - Soprano, Alto, Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone and Bass.
  • Young learners will get to test out their singing skills through a humming game. One person will get to write down the names of some common songs and put them into a bowl. The 'singer' then grabs a piece of paper and hums the melody of the song hoping someone will earn a 'point' by guessing the name of the song.
  • Older learners will learn what a round is and use their knowledge to sing 'Row Row Row Your Boat' together with other students. A video demonstration is included.
  • Listening Suggestions - "When Love Was Born", "Water Fountain" and "Roar."
  • Book Suggestions - "Tabby McTat", "Giraffes Can't Dance" and "Kat Writes A Song."

My hope and desire with 'PRELUDE; an Introduction to Music for Children' is that through the stories, the activities, the music and the videos, children would be drawn into the fascinating world of music.

About digital lessons:

This digital lesson will help you, the teacher or parent, open up the world of music for your children with a profound sense of wonder and curiosity.

The digital PDF lesson is easy to use with simple instructions, a clear list of materials often found in your home to use in lessons, and reproducible resources to be printed directly from your screen.

You will be able to click links right from the file or use your phone’s camera to click on the QR codes and be linked directly to some inspiring performances. This copy can also be printed on your own home printer.

Digital files are uneditable and are delivered via email upon purchase. Digital products are final sale and are not eligible for return. See refund policy here.

Purchase the full digital version of 'PRELUDE' here.

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