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  15 FREE Printable Music Posters
» 8.6 MiB - 659 hits - 31 May 2021
In this PDF, you’ll find a selection music-themed printable posters that are perfect as easy and beautiful artwork for YOUR music studio space. You'll find vintage piano advertisements, illustrations of inside the piano, and other music-themed artwork. You can use any regular picture frame, but I love the look of the 8-inch Magnetic Poster Frame Hanger pictured here so that's what I recommend. As a bonus, at the end of the PDF I’ve also included 4 nature-themed prints you might enjoy for a child’s play space or other area of your home. Read more here.

  2015 RCM Technical Requirements Charts for Piano
» 557.9 KiB - 24,565 hits - 6 July 2015
RCM 2015 Technical Requirements image webThe Technical Requirements Charts within this PDF are designed to help piano students track their progress when preparing for the technique requirements of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) assessments. Piano teachers with no intentions to send students for RCM assessments might also find the charts useful. Give students a print-out of the appropriate level and fill in each box of the chart with a checkmark or sticker as each requirement is mastered. Please understand that these charts CANNOT function as a replacement for the 2015 RCM Piano Syllabus – they are merely practice guides. Read more here.

  About Me - Student Profile Cards
» 118.8 KiB - 6,063 hits - 10 August 2017
20160827_17-44-40 wAt the beginning of the school year, print these out on colorful paper and take time during lessons to fill them out with students using a felt-tipped marker. Add a photos of each student and hang them in your studio using clothespins on a piece of twine string. Your students will love it! Read more details about the process here.

  BINGO Sheet for Piano Students
» 59.5 KiB - 2,600 hits - 9 April 2020
This BINGO sheet is appropriate for piano students of all ages and levels. The activities on the sheet encourage students to engage creatively with their piano playing, often with the help of a friend or family member. Examples include: Surprise your teacher with a new piece you learned all by yourself, learn a tune by ear, and try changing the style of one of your pieces. Teachers can encourage students to get five-in-a-row or to complete the entire sheet! To read the original blog post about this printable, click here.

  Black Key Group Sorting Cards
» 258.0 KiB - 52,132 hits - 20 November 2012
These cards are a great manipulative to use with young beginners when you are first introducing them to the keyboard. Students can use the cards to build a keyboard on the floor, alternating the groups of 2 and 3 black keys. Or, students can use these at the piano, and lay the cards right on the piano keyboard, matching the groups of black keys appropriately. I printed a few sets of these cards, laminated them, and put them in zipper bags. This short activity is great for Piano Readiness Classes. There are two versions included in the pdf: one with the letter names on the keys, and one without.

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  CD Lending Library Printables
» 110.6 KiB - 5,145 hits - 13 November 2014
DSC_20130323_120222 Why not dust off your CD's and create a lending library for your students to enjoy? This Microsoft Word document contains two things: (1) customizable dividers for organizing your CD library, and (2) a form that students fill out for loaning CD's from your lending library. Directions for customizing and printing the dividers can be found within the Word doc. Read the blog post about this idea here.

  Circling Fun Sheets
» 38.6 KiB - 17,095 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 mentioned a few (non-musical) activities that can help students improve their focus, concentration, and memory skills. One activity was to give students a page with random single-digit numbers all over it and ask them to circle all of the 2's (or whatever number you choose). I decided to make a music note version of this sheet because I thought it would be fun to for students to do while in the waiting room area of my studio. I printed it two-sided, laminated the sheet, and plan to pair it with a dry erase marker. To view the original blog post about this, click here.

  Composition/Improv Prompt - Free Sample
» 102.8 KiB - 15,365 hits - 21 October 2013
Prompts for Piano - ebook sample 950x629 This one-page pdf is a FREE sample page taken from the "Prompts for Piano" e-book available in the Color In My Piano shop. "Prompts for Piano" is designed to provide an easy way for teachers to guide beginner and elementary students through composition or improvisation. I created the prompts to help my students get inspired during the initial stages of a composition assignment and to provide structure and guidance as they bring the piece to completion. You can read more about "Prompts for Piano" here in the Shop.

  Concepts to Introduce Using Improvisation
» 53.5 KiB - 16,098 hits - 30 January 2010
This pdf lists various musical concepts which can be taught through improvisation. Using concept-based improvisation is an efficient way to encourage improvisation with your students, while reinforcing the things they are learning in their piano method books. The list is divided into two sections: beginner concepts, and more advanced concepts.

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  DIY Silent Mini Keyboards
» 751.2 KiB - 19,933 hits - 25 October 2010
This pdf contains do-it-yourself instructions for making your own set of 6 silent mini keyboards using wooden slats and black foam. Silent keyboards can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from pre-piano classes with young children to advanced theory classes with older students. Try using glass gems on the keyboards to form chords and 5-finger patterns. Be creative, and see what games and activities you come up with!

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  Flashcards: Melodic Patterns 1 & 2
» 117.9 KiB - 25,450 hits - 4 October 2009
This pdf contains two pages of flashcards of off-staff notes. These flashcards have a variety of uses, mainly for beginner piano students. You could ask the student to: 1) clap the rhythm, 2) play the pattern on the piano, or 3) play the pattern on the piano and then transpose it to another key.

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  Flashcards: Naming Notes (Middle C Position)
» 45.6 KiB - 35,848 hits - 11 October 2009
Here is a set of flashcards for the beginner piano student who is learning about reading notes on the staff and playing in the Middle C position.

Just a few minutes a day will greatly improve their note recognition skills!

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  Improvisation & Composition Inspiration Cards
» 4.8 MiB - 13,632 hits - 11 July 2011
photo not displayed Students are sometimes at a loss for topics for improvising or composing, so I like to provide prompts — similar to the way Creative Writing classes often provide prompts. These flashcards are one way to do so. This 12-page document contains 96 flashcards of colorful clipart. I use these flashcards as prompts for improvisation sessions at the end of the lesson. They are also great for prompts for during groups lessons – for either short compositions or even duet improvisations. Sometimes I give the student just one flashcard to work with as their topic, and sometimes I give each student three, and allow them to choose one of them to use for their topic. There are plenty of flashcards in this set, so even when working in large groups (monthly studio classes or camps), it’s possible to have plenty of variety. Read the original post here.

  Jumbo Note-Naming Flashcards
» 459.7 KiB - 40,720 hits - 21 May 2013
DSC_20130521_114625 These jumbo-sized note-naming flashcards are perfect to use during group classes, when playing games with your students to improve their note naming skills. Young beginners or students with disabilities may also benefit from having jumbo-sized flashcards. I color-coded my flashcards according to the range of notes. I printed the Middle C position notes on green paper, the next few notes up to Treble C and down to Bass C on yellow paper, and the next notes up to High C and Low C (ledger lines) on blue paper.Click here to read the original post.

  Large Keyboard printable
» 137.1 KiB - 16,916 hits - 13 September 2013
This large keyboard printable is perfect for beanbag games such as the Spell-A-Keyboard game. It is not as large as a floor keyboard, but could substitute for one in a pinch. Print the pdf on four pieces of cardstock paper. Cut on the dotted lines and then tape together as indicated. When assembled, the keyboard measures approximately 20 inches x 13 inches. To read more, click here.

  Melodies to Play By Ear and Harmonize
» 88.0 KiB - 15,457 hits - 24 January 2010
This pdf is a listing of melodies that can be assigned to students to play by ear and/or harmonize. Assigning tunes to play by ear is a great way to incorporate ear training into piano study! The melodies are listed in order of difficulty, beginning with easy melodies for beginners that can be played on the black keys of the piano.

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  Musical Alphabet Cards
» 275.9 KiB - 15,602 hits - 27 October 2011
Musical Alphabet Cards can be used for a variety of activities. One example: students can make “musical alphabet snakes” in order to learn how the musical alphabet is different from the regular alphabet. Included in the pdf is a card which outlines other possible activities that use these cards. These activities work great in both group settings and private lessons.

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  Musical AlphaGems
» 80.3 KiB - 12,337 hits - 7 November 2010
preview This pdf contains complete instructions and a materials list for creating your own Musical AlphaGems! Musical AlphaGems can be used for a variety of activities at the piano, on a printed or silent keyboard, or on staff paper. For example, try using Musical AlphaGems to identify the letter names of the piano keys, lines and spaces on the staff, or to build scales or chords on a piece of staff paper. The sky's the limit!

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  Musical Christmas Chain Project
» 155.5 KiB - 4,181 hits - 5 December 2014
DSC_20130409_072558 This PDF download is a simple sign that explains the details for doing a studio-wide project for learning holiday pieces and building a paper chain to decorate the studio. For each Christmas piece that students learn, they can write the title and their name on a paper strip to add to the chain. This collaborative, inclusive project will help motivate your students to learn as many Christmas pieces as they can during the month of December! Read more here

  Musical Dice
» 4.6 MiB - 18,627 hits - 6 February 2011
Print these dice pdfs onto cardstock paper (color optional – it might be nice to help tell apart the different dice), cut out, fold the edges, and assemble using tape. Putting together these dice may take a little time and patience. Don’t try to tackle those 12-sided dice until after you’ve had some practice with the eight-sided ones! There are many, many fun ways these dice can be used during group games or private lessons with students.

Read more here.

  Note Rush App Challenge Materials
» 1.7 MiB - 1,214 hits - 1 January 2000
I created this set of materials for use with the Note Rush app (for iPhone/iPad and Android), which is a really great note recognition app. This printable contains a set of materials you can use to hold your own studio-wide Note Rush Challenge for a month or two. Within the PDF, you'll find: (1) a half-sheet flyer for students to keep track of their personal best times, (2) a template to print out sticky note reminders about your Note Rush App Challenge, and (3) a set of posters for students to write their name on once they've joined the "Three Star Club." Click here to read the blog post about how to run a studio-wide Note Rush Challenge.

  Note Rush App Chart
» 308.1 KiB - 8,682 hits - 27 August 2016
20160827_17-44-40 wI created this chart for use with the Note Rush app (for iPhone/iPad and Android). Note Rush is an app that presents notes on the staff and "listens" for the student to play the corresponding note on their instrument. This chart allows teachers to track students' best times for the five levels within Note Rush. Print pages 1 and 2 if you 12 or fewer students. If you have more than 12 students, print off copies of pages 3 and 4 as needed to create a longer chart. Click here to read the whole blog post about this chart.

  Orchestra Stage Pieces
» 223.3 KiB - 14,117 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 - 2,644 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 here.

  Piano Jokes
» 157.1 KiB - 17,232 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!

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  Piano Key Flashcards
» 1.1 MiB - 14,188 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 - 20,885 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 Posture - Horseback Rider Image Cards
» 358.0 KiB - 3,600 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 - 13,165 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.
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  Piano Recital Program Template #1
» 64.5 KiB - 15,047 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 - 14,110 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.

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  Piano Recital Program Template #3
» 115.2 KiB - 11,873 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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to read more.

  Piano Recital Program Template #4
» 161.2 KiB - 14,610 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 Valentine Printable
» 589.0 KiB - 12,358 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 - 13,476 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!

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  Poetry for Rhythmic Expression
» 380.7 KiB - 5,681 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.

  Reading Music | Reference Sheet
» 44.3 KiB - 19,315 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.

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  Recital Countdown
» 1.3 MiB - 4,977 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.

  Recital Program List
» 38.1 KiB - 1,754 hits - 2 April 2018
I use this simple printable to help collect program information in the weeks leading up to my student recitals. I write my students' names in order of my teaching schedule (Monday students, Tuesday students, etc.). Throughout the week(s), I write down the title of each student's selected piece along with the piece's composer and level. The checkmark column can be used for various purposes, such as whether you've typed each student's information into your computer or whether students have memorized their selections yet.

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  Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings (2 Octaves) Reference Sheet
» 86.0 KiB - 127,799 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.

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