Active Listening Lessons: The Nutcracker Suite
Hands-On Activities for Exploring the Classics
By David Bretzius
Active Listening Lessons
General Music and Classroom Publications
Book & CD
Seven detailed lesson plans on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite! Listen and perform along with the professionally-recorded orchestral CD. Each individual layer of the ensemble will learn and practice their part through rhythmic chanting and body percussion before transferring to classroom instruments. The step-by-step instructions build to a culminating Orff performance for each movement. Student scores are included on the enhanced CD for printing and projecting. Recommended for grades 2--6.