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Freebie Friday! Worksheet for identifying tonic, subdominant, and dominant in basic major keys.

Here’s a quick worksheet I made for a student who is learning about the concept of the tonic, subdominant, and dominant.  It does not require the student write out the chord; it only requires that the student name the chord. It covers the following major keys:  C, G, D, A, E It is designed with…

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Get in the Halloween Spirit with this Halloween Practice Chart

I’m not sure what happened, but all of a sudden today, I’m obsessed with Halloween.  I’m paper mache-ing a costume (inspired by a costume seen on a televised opera production), I’ve bought goodies for students, and I have strung faux spiderwebs and orange lights outside my door. So, while I was at it, I made…

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Free Notespeller Timed Test

I loved timed tests in math as an elementary student.  Maybe you did too.  One thing I’ve noticed teaching lately is that despite having students do sight reading assignments weekly (from Faber’s Piano Adventure’s Sight Reading books), my students in both my group classes and individual lessons are weak on quick note reading.  So, I’ve…

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How to Make a Studio Scale Challenge Chart

Hi everyone, Today, I created this studio chart to help incentivize my students to learn their scales and I thought I’d share how I did it, in case anyone would like to make a similar one.     Materials Poster board Word processor, computer, internet connection. Printer and printer paper. A yardstick or T-square to…

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Music Theory Taboo Game – Intermediate (Free)

  Today, I’m going to share a game that I originally created for my group theory class for 6th graders.  Piano students of this age are responsible for knowing the theory for Level I of the  LMTA’s Rally Syllabus, for reference. The game goes like this: You need an even number of players because the…

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Announcement! Now offering instruction in additional instruments!

I’m excited to announce today that my studio has taken on some additional instructors and we are now able to offer instruction in the following instruments:  guitar, banjo, tuba, trombone, and trumpet.  We also offer accompanying services for vocalists or instrumentalists. So excited I could burst!

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