I have taught K-6 music for 7 years, and will be starting a new job teaching K-2 music at 2 schools. The previous music teacher retired and left me a TON of resources including his USB flash drive and notebook of the curriculum w/ ALL his lesson plans from last year. It is apparent he wrote the schools' music curriculum, and it's very good-but very specific and different from what I've always done. Do you think I will be expected to follow his curriculum/lesson plans or will there be room for changes? Since I've always done whatever I wanted (within reason of following state standards) I'm a little unsure of what to do and am full of self-doubt that MY lessons are inadequate. Hopefully classroom teachers can help me out since you have to follow the same curriculum as others in your grade level.