Here’s some summer-themed practice charts to keep your students interested in keeping track of their practice time. Accountability in lessons is a must for me, so my students have an assigned practice goal, a practice chart to track their practice, and, in my studio, they get a sticker by their name on a big chart if they’ve met their goal (where everyone else can see). Anyway, here are the two I’ve recently made to share. To download the full document, follow this link.
This is a follow-up to some posts I made a few years ago that I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Sorry it took me so long!
Anyway, I had made a few board games a couple of years ago and shared them on this blog here and here. And after someone had commented requesting more of these, I’d been meaning to make more but had never gotten around to it. Finally, I sat down to make one and realized my delay had a fitting punishment: I no longer could remember how’d I’d made the original ones (using Microsoft Word, pretty sure). So, after a little battle with the computer, I decided to just hand draw a new board game. So this one printable was truly a labor of love (and perhaps a higher-than-average propensity for crafting). I hope you and your students enjoy it.
Here’s a preview of the game. It’s two 8×11″ pages that you put together. I recommend printing on card stock and laminating. To download, go here.
To play, you’ll need to make a die with only C, D, and E on it. I made a quick template for one, which I’ll share here, but you could just as easily use a regular die and say 1 = C, 2 = D, etc. (Preview the template as an image file here below).
I hope you enjoy. Please let me know if you use it and how it goes!
I’ve just got a quick printable to share with you today, readers.
It’s a Fourth of July practice chart for your students who are still with you through these rough summer months.
Download fourth of july practice chart here.
I created this particular sheet music to introduce playing a simple and familiar piece requested by one of my young students. It uses notes (without the staff) and quarter and half notes. It is also color coded to aid in the student in quickly seeing which note is to be played. I haven’t decided if that was a bad call on my part, but I’m interested to know what any of you think. I suppose time will tell.
If you use it for your students, please provide comments below on how it went!
Download here – Mary Had a Little Lamb
This worksheet is pretty simple. It is designed for the student who has learned how to recognize and draw the following key signatures: C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, and E Major. Additionally, it is designed for a student that has some experience playing and recognizing basic chord progressions; I’ve included two in this sheet and asked the student to identify the key and the chord (by roman numeral). The chord progressions are ii-V-I (from Jazz Theory book by Levine) and IV-V-I.
Lest students find this worksheet with it’s key online, I’m going to share only by request. Comment below, comment on my Facebook page, or email me and I will gladly send the answer key your way.
WORKSHEET_key signatures and chord progressions
Happy Friday everyone!
In today’s giveaway, I’d like to share a quick worksheet I made to help reinforce learning note placement on the keyboard. This sheet is limited to the notes in the two black key group, C, D, and E. can be given as a homework assignment following playing my Memory Matching Game (preferably using the C, D, and E cards only if the student is very young).
Without further ado, please enjoy this worksheet. Comment below if you use it and let me know how it went!
I recently created this simple worksheet to help my young students learn where the notes are on the piano. I find that between the Faber, Bastien, and Alfred very young beginner books, there just aren’t enough activities, worksheets, etc to reinforce the concepts week-to-week. So I’m in the process of making several.
This one is simple. It shows either a 2 black key group or a 3 black key group with a white key colored in and then asks the student to name the note. Important to note that the entire musical alphabet (not sharps or flats) is covered on this one sheet, so make sure the student has already been taught all the notes in order to use this effectively.
WORKSHEET_Identify the Notes on the piano
One way of teaching keyboard note recognition is the game I shared in my last post. Check it out if you need an engaging game to teach note names to young ones. You can break up the deck into just a few notes at a time or play with all of the notes, once all the notes have been introduced and become familiar.
Anyway, to get the worksheet, simply click on the image below and it should download. Happy Teaching! (And Mother’s Day!)