Handdrawn Music Notes & Symbols Sets

Ever needed music clipart/graphics to spice up your projects, but found yourself disappointed with the available options? Look no further! My handdrawn sets are fun and adorable, and you won’t encounter any incorrectly-drawn notes or symbols. (You can read more about WHY I created these clipart sets here.)

There are currently FOUR different sets available, as well as a combined bundle:

  • Handdrawn Music Notes & Symbols set (55 designs)
  • Curly Music Notes & Symbols set (61 designs)
  • Hearted Music Notes & Symbols set (48 designs)
  • Smiley Music Notes & Symbols set (77 designs)
  • BUNDLE: Get all four sets and save! (241 designs)

Each clipart collection can be used for making your own social media graphics, recital programs, flyers, invitations, worksheets, games, T-shirt designs, etc.. Your purchase includes a Limited Commercial Use License, which means the sky’s pretty much the limit! Use these images in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Apple Pages, Keynote, Google Docs, Google Slides, Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva.com, or whatever programs you prefer.

Here’s what will you’ll get:

  • .PNG raster (regular) versions of each design. They are high resolution with transparent backgrounds. The longer side is 2-8 inches at 300 dpi (600 – 2400 px).
  • .SVG vector versions of each design. They can be scaled indefinitely and the fill color can be changed from black to any color you wish. (Watch my tutorial video below to learn how!)
  • 3 jpg files (a preview image, terms of use, and instructions)

Video Tutorial: How to use my Handdrawn Music Notes & Symbols in Microsoft Word and Canva

After you make your purchase, you will receive an email containing the download link for a compressed .ZIP folder containing all of your files.

Questions? Or would you like show me how you’ve been using my handdrawn clipart? Please send me an email via the contact form page.

Happy creating!

Format:ZIP folder containing .PNGs and .SVGs (email delivery)
Terms of Use:Limited Commercial Use License


Permission is granted for the purchaser to use the purchased files to create their own digital/print projects for personal and limited commercial uses. The purchaser is not permitted to distribute, resell, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the file(s) themselves. The license is not transferable to another user.

There are some restrictions to be aware of when it comes to a Limited Commercial Use License. Below are examples of acceptable and non-acceptable use.

Acceptable Use:

  • Unlimited projects for yourself, family members, and friends.
  • Projects for commercial use to be sold to customers.
  • Making physical crafts/artwork and selling them at craft fairs and/or online.
  • Printing and selling physical non-customizable products such as T-shirts.
  • Making flyers for a client, and then printing and distributing them.
  • Using the purchased files in your favorite software such as Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio, and Adobe Illustrator to make an ‘end product’ to sell.

Non-acceptable Use:

  • Distributing the purchased files in any manner, including: selling, giving away for free, or as part of a package of products.
  • Allowing more than one user to use the purchased files to make projects for personal or commercial use.
  • Creating a digital product to sell/distribute which consists of or closely resembles the design element of the purchased files.
  • Allowing end users to customize and print on-demand products using the purchased files.

Music of the World Camp Curriculum

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The goal of the “Music of the World” camp is to increase the students’ awareness of and appreciation for cultures that are different from their own – through experiencing the music and studying the instruments of other countries.  Students will have a blast hearing the music from other cultures and learning about each counties’ musical instruments, landmarks, and animals.

This camp is appropriate for private students of any playing level (ages 5-12 will enjoy this camp the most) as well as for new students with little or no music background.  This camp is designed to be a 4-day camp that meets 2 hours each day; however, you can easily find ways to expand on this curriculum if you would like to use it over other periods of time.

Each day of camp, students will travel to a different country around the world — and they will collect stamps in their passports to prove it!

  • Day 1: Australia – Students will learn about the Aboriginal people and a few of their musical instruments.  They will also make their own didgeridoo, which is one of the oldest instruments in the world!
  • Day 2: China – Students will learn about ancient Chinese culture and make their own gong.
  • Day 3: Ghana – Students will learn about the drum ensembles that are popular throughout West Africa and make their own drum.
  • Day 4: Peru – Students will learn about the Andean people and make their own panpipes.

What is included in this curriculum:­

  • Teacher lesson plans, which includes instructions for making 4 different world instruments.
  • A PowerPoint presentation for each country, highlighting important facts and history as well as providing photos of instruments, animals, and landmarks.  The PowerPoint presentation can be shown from your lapbook computer.  Alternatively, a PDF version of the slides that can be used on the iPad (or other tablet) is available to purchasers for free upon request by email.
  • A PDF for printing and assembling a passport for each student.
  • A PDF of authentic-looking passport “stamps.”  At the beginning and end of each day of camp, give each student an entry or exit “stamp” that they can glue inside their passport.
  • A PDF of the lapbook materials, which should be printed for each student.  As students watch the PowerPoint slides and listen to the teacher discuss the country and play recordings of music examples, they can work on cutting out and assembling their lapbooks.
  • A link to a YouTube playlist of music that you can use throughout camp.

The only other necessary items you will need to purchase for this camp include file folders, scissors, crayons, lots of gluesticks, printer ink (black-and-white is adequate), paper, and the materials to make the instruments.

Purchase of the Music of the World camp includes the Terms of Use to print from the curriculum as much as desired for years to come, as long as the purchaser is using the materials with his/her own students.  (Please do not distribute the files to others in any other way.)

You can read more about when I held this camp with my students here.

Instructions:  After purchase, you will receive an email with links to download the compressed “zip” file.  Be patient as the file downloads, because it is a very large file.  Your computer will likely put the file into a folder called “Downloads,” but you will want to save the file to another location on your computer’s hard drive where you can easily find it again — so you can print from it for years to come.  When you double click the “zip” file, it will unarchive into a folder containing all of the camp files.  If you have any trouble downloading the file, please contact me and I will find a way to get the file to you!

Questions?  Read the Terms of Use here.

Ages:Especially for students 5-12 years old
Pages:60+ pages, plus 50+ Powerpoint slides
Format:ZIP folder, containing PDFs and Powerpoint documents (email delivery)
Terms of Use:Studio License

Permission is granted for the purchasing teacher to make unlimited printouts and use the digital files for the purpose of teaching their own students. Sharing printouts or the digital files beyond that purpose is not permitted. The purchaser is not permitted to resell the item(s), or alter, modify, or create derivative works.

“I was so happy when I discovered Joy’s Music Camp Curriculum “Music Of the World” I used it at my then relatively new summer Music Camp & it was a huge success! It made my life so much easier because I didn’t have to do a lot of work! It was already done for me.” –C.J.

Ice Cream Interval game

Being able to read notes on the staff intervallically is crucial for sight-reading.  I like to tell my students that reading music is at least 80% interval reading, and only 20% note identification.  To help my students learn to identify intervals quickly upon sight, I created the Ice Cream Interval game.

When you purchase the Ice Cream Interval Game pdf from the Shop, you will receive a pdf with 60 different ice cream scoops, the ice cream cones printed “Unison” through “Octave,” and 4 blank ice cream cones.  The pdf also includes instructions for two different games to play.

The first game is simply to identify the interval on each ice cream scoop by placing it on the correct cone.  This game can be played with one player during a private lesson or in the waiting room area, or it can be played non-competitively with a group of students.  The students can either take turns identifying intervals, or they can simultaneously sort the intervals until the cards are gone. Watch a video of this activity during a piano lesson here.

The second game is a competitive game for a group of students.  Each student receives a blank ice cream cone.  On their turn, they must draw a scoop card and identify the interval.  If the student answers correctly (the other students may check his/her answer), they may add the scoop to their cone.  If s/he answer incorrectly, the scoop goes to the bottom of the pile and the student loses their turn.  At the end of the game (after an allotted amount of time or when the scoop pile is gone), the player with the most scoops on their cone is the winner.

If your student has learned only the smaller intervals, you can sort out the appropriate cards in advance.

You can download a freebie sample of the Ice Cream Intervals game on the Printables > Games page, by scrolling down to the I’s for Ice Cream Intervals game.  It’s perfect for preschoolers or other young beginners, because the scoops are limited to 2nds and 3rds on the keyboard.

Ice Cream Intervals sample

  Ice Cream Interval game - SAMPLE (2.9 MiB, 18,505 hits)

You can purchase and download the full edition of Ice Cream Interval game by clicking the Purchase button below.  I recommending printing the PDF onto sturdy cardstock paper (lamination optional).  Cutting out all the ice cream scoops will take some time, so I recommend watching in a good movie while you cut.  🙂  Enjoy!

Price: $8.00

Ice Cream Intervals – Extension Pack

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New!  Introducing the Extension Pack, which nearly doubles the amount of ice cream scoops by providing 48 harmonic (blocked) intervals to add the original melodic (broken) intervals.  The intervals in the Extension Pack range from “2nd” to “octave.”  Please note that no cones are provided in the Extension Pack, so you won’t want to purchase it unless you also have the original Ice Cream Intervals game.

Price: $4.00

Level:Beginner through intermediate (intervals unison through octave)
Pages:10 pages — Ice Cream Interval Game
6 pages — Extension Pack
Format:PDF (email delivery)
Terms of Use:Studio License

Permission is granted for the purchasing teacher to make unlimited printouts and use the digital files for the purpose of teaching their own students. Sharing printouts or the digital files beyond that purpose is not permitted. The purchaser is not permitted to resell the item(s), or alter, modify, or create derivative works.

The Ice Cream Intervals game has been purchased by over 1000 teachers! Check out what a few of them have to say below.

“I have really enjoyed the ice cream intervals game. My students love it, and it’s such a great way to reinforce intervals without it feeling like a chore.” –Lisa B.

“I’ve purchased many of your resources and especially enjoy the Ice Cream Intervals and composer lapbooks!” –Susan

“My very first printable was your Ice Cream Intervals and it’s still a studio favourite! Thank you for all you so generously share with the global “colourful piano” teaching community.” –Rose P.

“I love all tools you created those years especially Ice Cream Interval game …I used at my summer camp and theory classes several times. Please continue to enjoy being mom, teaching and sharing amazing ideas. Wish you all the best!” –Sachiko J.

“I think I’ve been reading your blog from the beginning! I love all the perspectives you offer on the blog and all the resources you’ve created. Some of my favorites are the Ice Cream Intervals game and the music history timelines. I look forward to following you for many years.” –Lynnette B.

“I’ve been following your blog since college and have always enjoyed it. One of my favorite resources of yours that I love using are the ice cream interval cards. Kids love them and we always talk about favorite flavors of ice cream. It’s such a great visual to work on intervals!” –Emily

” I have loved using so many of your ideas and sharing them in my teaching. The ice cream intervals are so colorful and fun.” –Saundra

“One of my favorite resources is the Ice Cream Intervals-I once held a studio wide challenge to sort all the intervals they were familiar with to continue to beat their own time to earn a certificate for ice cream. :)”. –Melinda