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Worksheet: About the Piano Scavenger Hunt

Last Saturday, I held the last Piano Party (monthly group class) for the school year.  Our theme was to talk about the piano as an instrument: how it makes sound, types of piano, why the piano must be tuned, etc. Here is a simple worksheet I used at the beginning of class to kick things […]

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Freebie: Identifying Intervals worksheets

Before I talk about the interval worksheets, I’d like to announce the five winners of the NoteWorks app for iPhone giveaway: Jane Lisa MaryBeth Laura Kristina Bowman Congrats!  Winners, please check your inbox for an email from me. I have a couple of freebies to share today. Remember my article about intervalic reading?  As mentioned […]

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Freebie: Piano Finger Bling worksheets

Today, I have a couple of fun freebies for you.  :) First, here is a printable worksheet for beginner piano students.  Their task is to label each hand as RH or LH and then label the finger with the ring as #1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.  My beginners love completing this quick worksheet! As […]

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DIY Project: Recital Countdown!

Do you have any 4×6 photo frames lying around?  It’s time to put one to good use! This do-it-yourself project will help remind your students about upcoming studio events each time they come for their piano lesson.  :) Materials: 4×6 photo frame Printed background (download the free jpg file on the Printables > Other Resources […]

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Make Music Worksheets Using My FREE png Files

Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared a couple of video tutorials about how to create rhythm worksheets using two rhythm music fonts and how to create other types of music worksheets using two other music fonts for putting notes on the staff. If you watched either video, you probably saw how wonderfully easy it is to use […]

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Learning Triads & The Happy Birthday Song

To follow up on my post from last week about my last group class (we call them “Piano Parties”), I wanted to share about the other two activities we did. We started with this fun triad worksheet from Pianimation.com.  This worksheet was a good reinforcement about what they learned from playing their major five-finger patterns, […]

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Piano Keyboard Printable

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 […]

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Teaching 5-Finger Patterns (with a Free Worksheet)

Every teacher approaches technique exercises a little bit differently.  I usually start teaching students 5-finger patterns (aka pentascales) during the first month or two of study.  I start by assigning the C Major 5-finger pattern (5FP) and sometimes G Major along with it.  Every week or every-other-week, I add a new 5FP to their list, following the […]

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Piano Valentine Printable #2

Remember the piano valentines I made last year? I was wasn’t planning to design a new music-themed valentine this year — but when inspiration struck, I just had to design it! Is it a heart, or is it a piano?!  Well, it’s both!  :) This design is simpler and easier to assemble than last year’s […]

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January 2013 Piano Party!

Last Saturday, I held another Piano Party for my students.  I had record attendance: 14 students!  Here’s a run-down of what we did: We introduced ourselves, and shared our favorite Christmas present this year. Christmas Recital and Name-That Tune game.  Yes, I know Christmas is over!  Because of how busy December often can be, I […]

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James Koerts’ Free Arrangement of “Joy To The World”

This weekend, my students and I are preparing to play Christmas pieces at a local church’s “Come To The Stable” event.  I reserved an hour on Thursday and Saturday when we are going to play (I will fill whatever time my students don’t use).  Our music will serve as the background music as people come […]

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Free Christmas Photo Card Template

I can’t believe it is December already!  This year, I decided to design my own music-themed Christmas photo card to send out to my family and give to my piano students.  My husband and I have started a tradition of taking a photo of ourselves with our cats (donned in their mini Santa hats) each […]

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