Kindergarten Pitch Lesson Plan (Music)

Topic: Pitch in Music

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will understand what pitch is in music and how it is measured.


  • Song excerpts with different pitches
  • Metronome
  • Pitch pipes or strips
  • Music staff paper and pencils


  • Start the class by asking what they already know about music.
  • Ask if they know what pitch is in music and how it is measured.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that pitch is the height of a sound, and it is measured on a scale called the "pitch scale."
  • Show the pitch scale and explain how it works: the higher the pitch, the higher the note on the scale; the lower the pitch, the lower the note on the scale.
  • Explain that there are different types of pitch in music, including high pitch and low pitch.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs to identify different examples of high pitch and low pitch in a piece of music.
  • Have each pair share their examples with the class and explain why they think the sounds are high pitch or low pitch.

Independent Practice

  • Have students choose a piece of music that they are familiar with and create a visual representation of the pitch in the music.
  • Students can use different colors, markers, or pens to create their visual representation, and can use scale sheets or pitch names to label their representation.


  • Have students share their visual representations of pitch with the class.
  • Ask students to discuss the different ways that they used to represent pitch and how their visual representations helped them understand the concept of pitch.

Assessment: Observation

  • Observe students during independent practice to see if they are able to accurately represent pitch in a song.
  • Observe students during the group activity to see if they are able to accurately identify the pitch of the other students' songs.
  • Evaluate students' written work to assess their understanding of the concept of pitch and their ability to explain how their visual representation helped them understand pitch.

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