Today, I’m sharing a simple but useful freebie: I call it the Piano Keyboard Printable.
I love using my wooden/foam silent keyboards during group classes (both Piano Readiness or Homeschool Music Classes) and for theory worksheets/activities at my Piano Parties — but sometimes I just want paper, so I designed this printable. I printed and laminated a bunch of these keyboard printables — and I love that I can also print these to send home with students. I like to encourage my Piano Readiness students to play the games from class at home with their parents.
A quick list of a few uses for this piano keyboard diagram printable:
- With my Piano Readiness class, I have students “play” the piano on their paper piano. We can learn simple pieces this way in a group setting.
- We also play simple games. For example, I hold up a flashcard of Middle C on the staff, and they must put their gem on the corresponding piano key on their keyboard.
- There are lots other games you can play using this printable keyboard, like the Spell-A-Keyboard game.
- When teaching music theory concepts in group settings, I like to pair the keyboard with a printed/laminated staff. I have students build scales/chords both on their staff and their keyboard at the same time using glass gems, which really helps build the connection between keyboard and staff.
You can download this free printable by visiting the Printables > Other Resources page and scrolled down to “Piano Keyboard Printable.”
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