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This page contains FREE piano/theory worksheets, sheet music, lesson plans, and other resources for music teachers and students. Please enjoy using them for personal and educational uses only. I only ask that you do not redistribute the files on other websites and or alter the files in any way. Thank you!

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  Navigating at the Piano
» 96.4 KiB - 24,970 hits - 17 April 2010
This worksheet is for young beginners who have only just recently been exposed to piano. This worksheet reinforces: (1) recognizing black-key groups of 2 versus 3. (2) finding C on the keyboard, (3) the musical alphabet, (4) finding A-G on the keyboard. This is an excellent worksheet to send home with a young student after their first piano lesson.

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  Old McDonald Teacher Duet Part
» 48.1 KiB - 2,904 hits - 21 August 2015
On p. 20 of Irina Gorin's piano method, Tales of a Musical Journey, there is a neat activity where the student learns to play the "EIEIO" part from the familiar Old McDonald tune by rote, using the three black keys and finger three. Irina usually improvises the rest of the song on the piano or uses the accompanying CD track. I decided to write out the teacher duet part and share it here, in case you, like me, prefer having the sheet music on hand as a reference! To view the original blog post about this, click here.

  Orchestra Stage Pieces
» 223.3 KiB - 9,874 hits - 20 September 2012
This pdf contains materials for creating a "stage" showing the sections of the orchestra. It is designed to work with the "Standup Symphony" figurines available on the St. Louis Symphony's website. Just cut out the stage pieces and glue them on a piece of posterboard. My students cut out and colored the figures, and each week I have them sort the figures to their appropriate section on the "stage."

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  PDF Presentation: Harnessing the Power of the Internet
» 2.2 MiB - 1,356 hits - 28 September 2015
Screenshot Harnessing the Power of the Internet joy morinThis is a readable version of a presentation I gave at the 2015 MTNA Conference during the Young Professionals Track, entitled: Harnessing the Power of the Internet: Social Media and Blogging for the Musician. I hope this PDF will give you some helpful strategies forming an online presence and using social media. Also be sure to check out the podcast episode where I spoke as a guest on this topic for TimTopham.com here.

  Performing at the Piano Worksheet
» 79.2 KiB - 13,097 hits - 28 April 2010
This fill-in-the-blank worksheet is intended to help prepare students for an upcoming recital or other performance by discussing stage presence and performance etiquette.

The terms/concepts used in this worksheet include: bowing, applauding, memorizing, checking the bench, etc.

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  Piano Finger Bling
» 794.3 KiB - 2,571 hits - 31 October 2013
Piano Finger Bling preview iPad This multi-page PDF contains pages picturing an outline of either the RH or a LH with a diamond ring on a random finger. Teachers can upload this PDF to their favorite annotation app (I use GoodNotes) and allow students to label each hand as RH or LH and each finger with the ring as #1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Read this post to learn more.

  Piano Finger Bling worksheet
» 204.0 KiB - 8,523 hits - 31 October 2013
Piano Finger Bling preview iPad This worksheet is for beginner piano students. The worksheet contains outlines of either the RH or a LH with a ring on a random finger. Students are instructed to label each hand as RH or LH and each finger with the ring as #1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Students love completing this simple worksheet!

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  Piano Finger Twister Game
» 1.0 MiB - 14,067 hits - 21 February 2012
This game is a great way to teach RH versus LH, and the piano fingering 1-5. Here's how it works: The student spins the spinner, which tells the student which hand and finger to put on a colored dot on the playing mat. After a few rounds of this, the students hands and fingers will be pretty busy on the mat...and when it's no longer possible to hang on to all the right dots, it's game over! To view the original blog post about this game, click here.

  Piano Hands Hunt game
» 695.6 KiB - 6,419 hits - 7 September 2011
A music game for 2-6 players. This simple game is intended for use with young beginners/elementary level students to help them learn RH versus LH, and the finger numbers for piano. The cards are hidden throughout the room in advance, and students are instructed to find cards and then play any key on the piano using the hand/finger shown on each card. The PDF includes a card with the above instructions for assembly, setup, and gameplay. The cards themselves could be useful as flashcards to use during private lessons too.

  Piano Jokes
» 131.2 KiB - 13,580 hits - 21 March 2010
This 2-page pdf is a compilation of kid-friendly piano jokes that I found on the internet.

Print them out to give to your students, or put them in your waiting room area. Your students will be sure to get a kick out of these!

Check out this post to read more.

  Piano Key Flashcards
» 1.1 MiB - 10,494 hits - 2 July 2012
These cards are useful for a variety of purposes - for games or just for students to practice naming the names of the piano keys. Print page 3 on the backs of pages 1 and 2.

Click here to see how these cards were used during my Musical Olympics Camp in Summer 2012.

  Piano Keyboard Printable
» 163.7 KiB - 15,095 hits - 14 March 2013
DSC_20130314_094427 I printed and laminated a bunch of these Piano Keyboard Printables -- and I love using these them during group classes for various games/activities. I like to hold up a note-naming flashcard, and ask students to put a glass gem on the corresponding piano key. Or, I teach students how to build scales/chords on their keyboard and a printed staff.
Read this post to get some more game ideas that use this Piano Keyboard Printable.

  Piano Lessons Flyer Template
» 32.5 KiB - 21,382 hits - 20 July 2010
Advertise for new piano students by filling in this free Piano Lessons Flyer Template! This flyer even includes rip-off tabs so interested people can take your contact information with them. Just edit and print in Microsoft Word (.doc) and you'll be ready to post your flyers all over town.

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  Piano Lessons Flyer Template #2
» 714.0 KiB - 15,553 hits - 16 October 2012
Here is another flyer template, this one in color! Advertise for new piano students by filling in this free Piano Lessons Flyer Template. This flyer even includes rip-off tabs so interested people can take your contact information with them. Just edit and print in Microsoft Word (.doc) and you'll be ready to post your flyers all over town.

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  Piano Posture - Horseback Rider Image Cards
» 358.0 KiB - 1,953 hits - 21 August 2015
This PDF contains a couple of circling sheets inspired by Irina Gorin (of the Tales of a Musical Journey piano method). When I attended Irina's three-day workshop in 2015, she suggested showing students clipart of horseback riders to draw correlations to sitting at the piano. Looking at these silhouettes, the student can consider the support and connection needed through the feet, sit bones, and arms. Your students who have ridden horses before will especially enjoy this activity! To view the original blog post about this, click here.

  Piano Recital Program & Invitation - Template #5
» 169.0 KiB - 8,020 hits - 29 January 2015
This Microsoft Word template contains an editable invitation as well as a recital program. Just download the "docx" file and add your recital information. Then print onto the paper of your choice. The recital program can be printed double-sided to hold about 25 students' names. The invitations are printed four per page.
Click here to read more about this template.

  Piano Recital Program Template #1
» 64.5 KiB - 12,069 hits - 6 May 2010
This Microsoft Word file (.doc) is a template for a piano studio recital program. Just click to download, fill in your students' names and pieces, and print!

Be sure to check out the other recital program template available for download too.

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  Piano Recital Program Template #2
» 29.5 KiB - 11,010 hits - 17 May 2010
This Microsoft Word file (.doc) is a template for a piano studio recital program. Just click to download, fill in your students' names and pieces, and print!

Be sure to check out the other recital program template available for download too.

Check out this post to read more.

  Piano Recital Program Template #3
» 115.2 KiB - 9,554 hits - 7 May 2011
preview This Microsoft Word file (.docx) is another template for a piano studio recital program.

Unlike the previous two templates, this one is in color -- although it looks pretty good in black and white too if you plan to print it that way. Just click to download, fill in your students' names and pieces, and print!

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  Piano Recital Program Template #4
» 161.2 KiB - 8,513 hits - 17 March 2014
DSC_20140317_115614 web _1 This free Microsoft Word template provides a quick and easy way for you to create your own recital program. Just download the "docx" file and add your students' information. Two programs are printed side-by-side on each page. You must cut the programs apart vertically.

The front has room for about 15 students and, if you print two-sided, the back can hold another 15 students. As you can see in the photo, I printed my programs onto cardstock "Kraft" paper, but you can use any kind of paper you desire.

Click here to read more about this template.

  Piano Scavenger Hunt worksheet
» 58.7 KiB - 10,473 hits - 9 May 2014
Piano Scavenger Hunt worksheet This simple worksheet about the piano is a great introductory activity for a group class as well as for the private student's first lesson. The student is asked to discover what materials the piano is made of, how many white and black keys there are on the keyboard, which end of the keyboard makes high/low sounds, and more.

Here is the original blog post about this worksheet.

  Piano Valentine Printable
» 589.0 KiB - 9,173 hits - 30 January 2012
Headshot This 2-paged pdf contains cut-outs for creating piano valentines to give to your students -- or to let your students make as a craft project! Print the piano page on red or pink cardstock, and the keyboard page on white cardstock. Then cut out the pieces and assemble as directed. Don't forget to buy some musical embellishments to decorate the top! Full directions for assembling this craft are included in the pdf. Once assembled, the piano-shaped valentine can be glued onto a box of heart-shaped candies, or given as is.

Click here to read the original blog post about this. Click here to view a variation on this valentine craft.

  Piano Valentine Printable 2
» 146.6 KiB - 9,324 hits - 8 February 2013
DSC_20130208_105049 This piano valentine design is simpler and easier to assemble than the previous year's design. Just cut out the heart shapes! If desired, you can attach a piece of candy to each valentine using a circle of tape. My students loved receiving these during the week of Valentine's Day!

Click here to read the original blog post about this.

  Poetry for Rhythmic Expression
» 380.7 KiB - 2,987 hits - 21 August 2015
This PDF contains a set of simple poetry cards. Irina Gorin (of the Tales of a Musical Journey piano method) likes to use short, easy poetry to teach students to speak clearly and expressively with words -- a skill they will later use with music. My thought was that it would be convenient to print these little poems as a set of cards for use both at home and during the lesson. To view the original blog post about this, click here.

  Rainy Rhythm Game
» 318.2 KiB - 8,001 hits - 22 September 2011
This music game is for 1 or more young beginner students with little or no experience with musical notation. The raindrop and rainbow cards represent short note values and long note values, respectively. After the teacher claps/chants a rhythm, students clap/chant it back and notate the rhythm on the floor using the raindrop and rainbow cards. Students may work alone, or in pairs/groups -- just be sure to print enough cards for everyone! Click here to read the original blog post about this.

  Reading Music | Reference Sheet
» 44.3 KiB - 16,013 hits - 10 April 2010
This reference sheet is handy for giving out to students who are just learning to read musical notation on the staff. It contains note & rests and their values, and some fun word mnemonics for figuring out the letter names of notes on the staff: FACE, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, All Cows Eat Grass, and Great Big Dogs Fight Animals.

Check out this post to read more.

  Recital Countdown
» 1.3 MiB - 3,486 hits - 30 April 2013
recital countdown background This jpg file is a background insert for a 4x6 frame, for creating your own Recital Countdown to remind your students how many days until the recital or other upcoming event! Materials: 4x6 photo frame, printed jpg background, and dry erase marker. Directions: Design a background (or print the one I've created), insert it into a 4x6 photo frame, write the event & countdown number on the glass, and place your new Recital Countdown on/near your piano!
Read more about this project here.

  Record of Lesson Attendance & Payment (2017-18)
» 84.6 KiB - 23,294 hits - 20 August 2015
This chart provides an easy way to track student attendance/absences for lessons and tuition payments. This 3-page chart covers September 2014 through the end of August 2015. How to use: In the first column, enter your students' names. At each lesson, enter the lesson date (e.g., 9/14) corresponding with that week of lessons. If the student misses a lesson for some reason, that box may be marked with a slash, or left blank so that the make-up lesson date may be later written in. Any lessons that are paid for should be marked with a checkmark in each little circle.

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  Record of Payments Received -- PDF
» 28.6 KiB - 12,656 hits - 12 August 2013
I use this to record checks and cash when I receive them from students/parents. I also record other income here, such as playing for weddings and other events.

You can also use this form to record books/sheet music that you purchase for students and later fill in the payment info when the student/parent reimburses you.

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  Record of Payments Received -- Spreadsheet
» 167.4 KiB - 5,589 hits - 3 January 2015
This spreadsheet is a Numbers file (for Mac or iPad), a digital version of my previously-posted PDF of the same name. I keep this spreadsheet saved in iCloud, which allows everything to stay synced between my MacBook Pro and iPad Mini. It is convenient to be able to add information from either device. I use this spreadsheet to keep record of the monthly tuition payments from students as well as other miscellaneous income. Each month, I duplicate the previous month's sheet and clear the cells except for the students' names.

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  Record of Student Achievements
» 37.2 KiB - 7,576 hits - 16 August 2011
This printable is designed for the teacher to keep records of each students' achievements, including the completion of music books, the completion of notable pieces of repertoire, the performance of a piece for an audience, and other achievements. Keeping such a record is helpful for the teacher to track and evaluate student progress and participation from year to year. Suggested use: print a page for each student and keep the pages in alphabetical order in a 3-ring binder.

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  Rhythm Dictation Slides - Halloween Theme
» 4.1 MiB - 2,890 hits - 13 November 2014
DSC_20130323_120222 The slides are designed for use for rhythm dictation activities involving the Heartbeat Charts printable. Although the slides are not essential for the activity, they help make things fun and Halloween-y. I designed the slides to first show just the Halloween phrase, and then to show the rhythm correctly notated underneath. The slides help enable students to be able to self-correct their work during an activity. Read more here.

  Rhythm Magnet Game
» 155.2 KiB - 11,871 hits - 25 February 2011
This pdf contains full-page sized posters of rhythm values. They are perfect to use for games or just to hang up in your music studio. Click here to read more about the Rhythm Magnet game. It involves having students gravitate towards the posters which have been spread around the room as they hear the teacher improvise in various rhythmic values. The Rhythm Magnet game covers ear training, movement, and rhythm, all wrapped up in one game!

  Rhythm Train game
» 186.2 KiB - 10,377 hits - 16 May 2013
DSC_20130506_133956 Playing the Rhythm Train game makes clapping rhythms just a little bit more fun. :) It works well both in the private lesson (it can be played at the piano on the music rack, or off-the-bench on the floor) or in group classes. You will need a set of rhythm cards (there are some available in the ColorInMyPiano.com/shop/) and you will need the train cards provided in this printable. Ask the student(s) to randomly choose 2 or 3 rhythm cards with the same time signature. First, make sure that the student(s) are able to accurately clap each rhythm card separately. As they master each card, they may add it to the train behind the engine, with the caboose at the end. When all the cards have been added to the train, ask the student(s) to clap the entire rhythm. Challenge the student to see how many rhythm trains they can make, or assign the student to make a rhythm train every day at home. Read this post to learn more.

  Rhythm Value Cards
» 1.9 MiB - 19,444 hits - 17 April 2012
The pdf contains rhythm cards for basic values as well as many advanced rhythms, including sixteenth notes, dotted-eighth sixteenths, eighth note with two sixteenths, etc. There's even eighth note triplets and quarter note triplets. I recommend printing only what you need, or at least giving students only the cards they'll need for the activity you have planned. I also recommend printing the cards on different colors of cardstock paper according to the number of beats they are worth. Read the original blog post about these cards here.

  Rollin' Rhythms worksheet activity
» 523.7 KiB - 14,410 hits - 20 March 2012
I was inspired to create this set of worksheets after I saw a math worksheet on Pinterest that involved rolling the dice, recording what was rolled, and adding up the numbers. Here's a musical version! You'll just need to create a rhythm die using a wooden cube or foam cube. Students are instructed to roll the die, write down what they roll, and build measures. If the note they roll is too big to fit in the measure they are working on, they must re-roll until the right one is rolled. When each line is complete, students can clap and count the rhythm to see how it sounds.

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  Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings (2 Octaves) Reference Sheet
» 86.0 KiB - 101,432 hits - 5 December 2010
This handy reference sheet is designed to help students keep 2-octave scale and arpeggio fingerings straight in their heads once they've gotten them under their fingers! If you teach a college-level section of Class Piano, this just might be gold to your students. Page 1 lists the scales/arpeggio fingerings in similar groupings and lists rules and tricks for remembering them. Pages 2 and 3 have a complete listing of each major and minor scale's and arpeggio's fingering.

Click here to view the original blog post about this.

  Scales & Primary Chords worksheets 1-4
» 221.2 KiB - 14,123 hits - 17 March 2012
This set of worksheets is designed for the intermediate/advanced student who is already familiar with the scales and primary chords for all major keys, and perhaps could use some review in writing them out on the staff. However, this worksheet could also be used during a group lesson while introducing these ideas for the first time.

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  Sharps & Flats Worksheet
» 141.9 KiB - 14,769 hits - 13 March 2010
In this worksheet, the student will practice drawing sharps and flats, identifying sharped and flatted notes on the staff, and locating sharped and flatted notes on the keyboard. This simple worksheet is a great way to check whether a student understands the concept behind sharps and flats.

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  Signs for Beginner Piano
» 1.4 MiB - 20,770 hits - 10 September 2012
This 11-page pdf contains a collection of 8.5 x 11 inch signs to print for use with beginner students in class or private lesson settings. They can be held up while teaching a new concept, hung on the wall, or used for various games with your students. The signs illustrate the names of the white keys on the piano, piano fingering, a chart of rhythm values, treble/bass clef, line/space notes, and the dynamics. Read more here.

   

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