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Lesson Plans

Bandology is excited to present our collection of plug-and-play lesson plans! These resources are free to keep and use in your music classrooms, and include lessons written by working music teachers and our own Bandology staff. Please enjoy these materials, and feel free to share with your colleagues!



Building Your Composing Toolbox

Google Slides

Lesson Plan


Gender Stereotyping and Instruments

Lesson Plan | Note: This lesson plan is designed to accompany students’ instrument selection, but can be used for discussion of the topic afterwards as well.

Triad Building – Find a Friend!

Lesson Plan


Boomwhackers & Reading Notation


Lesson Plan

One Word Compositions

Lesson Plan


Science of Sound


Unit Plan

How to upload a PPTX file onto Google Slides:

Bandology has provided a PPTX (PowerPoint) file attached for some activities. The files work well with Microsoft Powerpoint and Google Slides.

To import the PPTX file into Google Slides:


  1. Download the PPTX file onto your Google Drive or your computer
  2. Create and open a new slide deck
  3. Select “File” then “Import Slides”
  4. Under “Presentations”, find where you have saved the PPTX file and double click on it. Alternatively, under “Upload”, click and drag the PPTX file into the space or choose “Select a file from your device”
  5. Select which slides you want to import then select “import”

Our Authors

Emma Barrett

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Author of “Gender Stereotypes and Instruments” and “Triad Building”

Emma Barrett (she/they) received an Honours Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has recently earned their Bachelor of Education degree from Western University. Emma is I/S certified with music and French language teachable subjects. Emma is currently pursuing an MA in Education at the University of Ottawa to study equity and inclusion issues in classrooms.

Camellia Bissessar

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Author of “Music as Fundraising”

With passions for education and student empowerment, Camellia Bissessar strives to help her students find their voice through music. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Camellia has enjoyed teaching both in Ontario and abroad in Poland, and is currently working with the Waterloo District School Board as a supply teacher.

Jeremy Hunter


Author of “Boomwhackers & Reading Notation”

Jeremy Hunter received his Honours BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2019, with a concentration in Music Education and a minor in French.  His major instrument was cello. He completed his BEd at Western University in 2021, and is certified in the Intermediate and Senior Divisions for Instrumental Music and French as a second language.

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