The Carnival of Venice by Niccolo Paganini

The Carnival of Venice by Niccolo Paganini

A lesson plan by Galen Reed, Fulton Elementary, Ephrata [PA] Area School District

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:





Internet access


15 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Able to access information on the internet, and do simple word processing

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

NAfME 2014: Performing 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

NAfME 2014: Connections


The Carnival of Venice

  • student edition
  • original (professional) edition


Students will give well written reports on Paganini and Venice.
Students will play The Carnival of Venice on their instrument.


Student will research and prepare reports on Venice and Pganini
Teacher will review reports, and give further information.
Teacher will play selections of the original Carnival…
Student will play assigned Carnival…


Teacher observation

Follow Up:

Student presents reports in music or regular classroom to peers, and plays Carnival …; for them.
Discuss theme and variations, have student compose a simple theme with variations.

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