This is a set of three lesson plans to facilitate cross-curricular learning using musical
instruments as inspiration, intended for children in either Primary 3 or Primary 4. It may
be used to enhance a class visit to St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh.
Each lesson addresses a different aspect of music’s relationship to ritual: the first is an
introduction to what ‘ritual’ means and how music can elicit different emotions; the
second covers music in celebrations and religious practices; the third addresses how
music plays a role in our everyday lives. There is an accompanying PowerPoint with
pictures and musical examples for each lesson, and a worksheet for the first lesson.