Words & Music
for Early Learners
Since 1979, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has helped students tell their stories through its innovative Words & Music program.
On Site Program
PreK - K
Music, Language Arts
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4, National Association for Music Education Standards 6-9
Social-Emotional Learning Through Music
Words & Music for Early Learners is a hybrid video and live program for grades Pre-K – K that builds early literacy skills and social and emotional learning through music, movement, and lyric writing. The program includes three asynchronous pre-recorded video lessons that teach students about the parts of a song and themes.
After students view the videos, they participate in a 30-minute live lesson (in-person or virtual, scheduled ahead of time) taught by a museum educator and a professional songwriter. During the live lesson, students will choose a theme, contribute ideas, and co-write a song with a songwriter!
Here's How It Works
Assign students (at home or in class) to watch the video lessons below.
You’re ready for your live lesson! Be sure you have confirmed your date and time with a museum educator. For virtual programs, you will need a computer with video and audio capabilities to connect via Zoom. (A meeting room link will be shared via email.)
Complete our post-lesson survey.