Music Experience Audio Guide

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Area: Art
Grade Level: Middle School
Topics: Music, Phenomenology
Estimated Time Necessary: 4 minutes to listen and how ever long the listener want to do the activity for

Lesson Plan

Building A Relationship with Music
This an audio instructional guide designed to help students build relationships with music. The relationship could be just enjoyment or it could be a way of expressing themselves or it could get them to think about how their experience is different from others. Allow listeners to have an individualized experience that will be meaningful to them.


Audio instructions for an activity the student does on their own as a personalized experience.  Designed to help and create a relationship with music.



Discussion Questions

  • What do you know about the artist or composer of this song?
  • Why did the artist or composer write this song?
  • What instruments are used in this song?
  • What do the instruments make you feel?
  • What is the tone of the song?
  • What is the message of the song?
  • Do the words directly reflect the meaning?
  • Why does this song make me feel happy?
This lesson plan was contributed by: Russell Chan, Hamilton College.