Head ShotFirst Note is now in the cloud! Get virtually anywhere access to the First Note music program including all lessons, instructors manual, music CD’s and more.

Each of the 30 lessons can be streamed or downloaded*, and are broken down into 4 to 6 segments labeled 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, etc., each lesson ending with a cultural guest.  The segments are designed to be played in succession to create a single lesson, but you can break them into as many separate lessons or lesson combinations as you like.

You’ll have access to every First Note tool and service, along with a growing number of classroom ideas and projects to try out.


*it’s recommended that they be downloaded for classroom use, as streaming can be inconsistent depending on connection speeds.

System Requirements

Lessons 1 and 2 along with 5 teacher tips are free!

Tips for Teachers

Hi! I’m Rachel Brackett but many of you know me as “Miss Melody”. I love teaching music to our youngest students and would like to share a few samples of the strategies I’ve learned and used in my classroom over the last several years. You probably have your own teaching methods or will create new ones but I hope this helps to get started with First Note!

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FREE Teaching High and Low with Slide Whistle
FREE Singing with Hand Drum
FREE Singing And Moving
FREE Students Teach High Low on Whiteboard
FREE Transition Tips