Tag Archives: theory

Music Keys Matching Worksheets & More

Some months ago, I found these fun keys at a craft store for $1 each.  I bought 12 of them.  (Can you tell where this is going?)  :)

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Keyboard Rollin’ Game

I wanted to create a note-naming game for my waiting room area, and this is what I came up with: the Keyboard Rollin’ Game. There are two gameboards to choose from, depending on if you would like to practice treble clef notes or bass clef notes.

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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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Just Added: Music Staff Paper for Stickers of all Sizes

Guess what!  Tomorrow is Color In My Piano’s THREE YEAR anniversary!  Woohoo!  I’ve got a few fun posts and giveaways planned for later this week in honor of our anniversary.  But today, I thought I’d share this new printable:

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DIY Floor Music Staff for $10

I’ve been wanting a floor staff for a long time.  Now I finally have one!

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Q&A Forum | Do your students undergo standardized testing?

Last week we had some great replies to the question about what level of recital music to assign. Here’s our new forum question for this week!  I have really enjoyed hearing you responses the last few weeks.  Keep it up! Do your students undergo standardized testing?  Why or why not?  If you do, which testing(s) do […]

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Musical Jenga!

I did it!  I created my own Musical Jenga game. I got the inspiration from the Sing A New Song blog, who in turn got the idea from someone on the Faber Piano Adventures forums. (To view a list of other favorite games with musical spins, click here.) I found an off-brand version of the Jenga game […]

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DIY: Musical AlphaGems

I recently have made what I have decided to call “Musical AlphaGems.”  These fun little gems have many uses: they fit well on my DIY Silent Mini Keyboards and also work well on paper printed of the staff (such as this one by Susan Paradis, which is pictured in the second photo below). I got […]

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DIY: Silent Mini Keyboards

I recently decided that I wanted to own a set of silent keyboards for doing introductory piano activities with young children, and for using during group theory activities.  Unfortunately, buying a set of silent plastic keyboards (view them at musicinmotion.com) can be a rather large studio expense.  Of course, a cheap alternative would be to simply […]

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Just Added: Musical Terms Worksheet #2

Just added to the Printables > Worksheets page: Musical Terms Worksheet #2 This worksheet is intended for elementary level students who have learned basic note values and musical terms. The first section of the worksheet, which is Fill In The Blank, reviews the 10 terms which were introduced in Musical Terms Worksheet #1. The second […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Learn Scales

Why do we learn and practice scales? Is it just for tradition’s sake? This post discusses 5 great reasons for learning and practicing scales.

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Just Added: Five-Finger Pattern (b’s) Review

This worksheet is intended as a review of all the major five-finger patterns (5FPs) with flats; however, using the “WWHW” pattern template, students can easily figure out any 5FPs that they might not already be familiar with. This worksheet will help students become more familiar with the accidentals needed for each FFP and what each FFP looks like when played on the keyboard.

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