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Holiday Parade -- Mid Elementary Solo with Teacher Duet
» 2.2 MiB - 7,691 hits - 26 December 2014
This cheery Mid Elementary level piano solo includes a teacher duet. Joy composed this piece as a Christmas gift for her students, friends, and family in 2014. All rights are reserved on this composition, however, permission is granted for you to print/copy from the PDF for educational purposes. The PDF contains two versions of the music: 8.5''x11'' sized pages that will print well at home, and 12''x18'' pages that you could have printed at your local print shop (you could probably request them to print on 11''x17'' paper instead because it is more common and affordable in the U.S.). Click here to learn more about this project!
Ice Cream Interval game - SAMPLE
» 2.9 MiB - 16,184 hits - 6 May 2013
This free printable is a sample of the version available in the Color In My Piano shop for $8. The ice cream scoop cards in this sample are limited to 2nds and 3rds on the keyboard, which makes it perfect for preschoolers or other young beginners. Instructions for two games to play are included in the pdf. Read this post to learn more about the Ice Cream Interval game.
Identifying Intervals worksheets
» 39.0 KiB - 16,834 hits - 14 November 2013
This series of interval worksheets are designed to help students learn to recognize intervals on sight, without "counting" between the notes. As students complete the worksheets, they should be encouraged to notice the line/space patterns that result with each interval. E.g., 3rds, and 5ths are similar in that they each result in a "line-to-line" (a line note going to another line note) or a "space-to-space." 2nds and 4ths are similar in that they each result in "line-to-space" or "space-to-line." Click here to read more and to learn about the digital version of this PDF (for use with the iPad and an annotation app such as GoodNotes).
Identifying Intervals worksheets
» 770.7 KiB - 5,687 hits - 14 November 2013
This series of interval worksheets are designed to help students learn to recognize intervals on sight, without "counting" between the notes. As students complete the worksheets, they should be encouraged to notice the line/space patterns that result with each interval. E.g., 3rds, and 5ths are similar in that they each result in a "line-to-line" (a line note going to another line note) or a "space-to-space." 2nds and 4ths are similar in that they each result in "line-to-space" or "space-to-line." Click here to read more and to learn about the print-friendly version of this PDF.
Identifying Space & Line Notes on the Staff worksheets
» 170.6 KiB - 44,743 hits - 12 April 2012
This worksheet introduces the idea of identifying the space notes on the staff using the mnemonics FACE and All Cows Eat Grass. These are the only two mnemonics I use because it's simply too much for most students to try to keep 4 different mnemonics straight! I have found that it's easier for students to remember just two mnemonics and then learn to jump up a step from the nearest space note to identify a line note. Click here to view the original blog post about this worksheet.
Improvisation & Composition Inspiration Cards
» 4.8 MiB - 13,003 hits - 11 July 2011
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.
Intervals Unison-3rd Worksheet
» 39.0 KiB - 18,059 hits - 27 September 2009
This worksheet is designed to teach/quiz the student in identifying the intervals unison, second, and third, in both treble and bass clefs. The top line of the worksheet gives an example of each type of interval, and the rest of the page is dedicated to quizzing the student on identifying the interval. Look for the worksheet for intervals unison through 3rd.
Intervals Unison-5th Worksheet
» 40.6 KiB - 16,205 hits - 27 September 2009
This worksheet is designed to teach/quiz the student in identifying the intervals unison, second, third, fourth, and fifth in both treble and bass clefs. The top line of the worksheet gives an example of each type of interval, and the rest of the page is dedicated to quizzing the student on identifying the interval. Look for the worksheet for intervals unison through 5th.
Introduction To The Staff Worksheet
» 28.6 KiB - 32,252 hits - 3 April 2011
This worksheet is appropriate for beginners who are ready to be introduced to staff notation. In this worksheet, the student will draw line notes, space notes, treble clefs, bass clefs, and Middle C on both clefs. This worksheet is appropriate for use in both private and group settings.
Jumbo Note-Naming Flashcards
» 459.7 KiB - 37,455 hits - 21 May 2013
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.
Key Sigs, Scales, and Chords worksheet set
» 1.7 MiB - 398 hits - 1 January 2000
This worksheet set is about keys signatures, scales, and chords. It contains four pages. These are great for one-on-one lessons as well as for a group setting. For an in-person group setting, you could connect your iPad/computer to a TV or projector to create a virtual whiteboard. Talk through the worksheet and fill in the blanks together. For an online group setting in Zoom, you can have students work together to annotate the sheet. I did this recently with a group and was happy with the result. We talked through the activity together, and I asked students to choose a pen color and each annotate certain parts of the sheet as we went. A print-friendly black-and-white version of this worksheet set is also available. Learn more here.
Key Sigs, Scales, and Chords worksheet set
» 205.5 KiB - 435 hits - 1 January 2000
This worksheet set is about keys signatures, scales, and chords. It contains four pages. These are great for one-on-one lessons as well as for a group setting. For an in-person group setting, you could connect your iPad/computer to a TV or projector to create a virtual whiteboard. Talk through the worksheet and fill in the blanks together. For an online group setting in Zoom, you can have students work together to annotate the sheet. I did this recently with a group and was happy with the result. We talked through the activity together, and I asked students to choose a pen color and each annotate certain parts of the sheet as we went. A colorful version for iPad is also available. Learn more here.
Keyboard Rollin' game
» 882.0 KiB - 13,377 hits - 7 June 2013
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. Students choose between practicing identifying line notes or space notes, and use the corresponding dice. The game directions can be printed on the backside of the gameboards. This non-competitive game is pretty straight-forward: roll the dice, name the note, and move the game marker to the appropriate piano key. Read more about this game here.
Large Keyboard printable
» 137.1 KiB - 15,633 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.
Line & Space Notes Worksheet
» 75.8 KiB - 30,917 hits - 30 October 2012
The Line & Space Notes Worksheet is intended for use with beginner students who are first being introduced to the staff notation. Understanding line and space notes is important not only for understanding how staff notation works in general, but it is also an important pre-cursor for being able to identify intervals accurately by sight. View the original blog post about this worksheet by clicking here.
Listen & Sign Game Printable
» 26.9 KiB - 10,768 hits - 3 August 2010
This is the pdf for creating the signs used in the Listen & Sign game. Students learn to listen and identify whether what you play for them on the piano is the same or different, and major or minor. It is a quiet game that gets everybody involved and students really enjoy!
Listening Sheet for Young Students
» 612.7 KiB - 24,285 hits - 24 April 2012
Here is a listening sheet to use with young beginners. It well help them learn to listen intelligently for things like high/low, fast/slow, and loud/soft sounds. This listening sheet is perfect to use during recital rehearsals where you want students to listen and pay attention as their fellow perform. It is also great for to use during group classes or Preschool Piano camps, when listening to recordings of pieces such as Carnival of the Animals. I recommend laminating or putting the sheet in a plastic sheet protector so students can use a dry erase marker and reuse the sheet. Check out this post to read more.
Make Me A Rhythm! game
» 1.0 MiB - 10,267 hits - 18 November 2011
This composing/rhythm game is appropriate for groups of about 8 or more students. All you need are 4 pieces of paper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 written on them. These sheets serve to mark the beats of the measure, spaced out on the floor. One student is chosen as the Composer, who must select students and make them into quarter notes/half notes/whatever. Once the measure is complete, everyone claps the rhythm and the teacher records the rhythm onto a whiteboard to save it. A new Composer is chosen to compose the next measure. In the end, everyone claps the entire rhythmic composition to see what it sounds like. Click here to read the original blog post about this.
Matching Music Keys
» 2.9 MiB - 5,260 hits - 2 August 2013
This set of digital worksheets is designed for the student to practice matching key signatures for major and minor keys. The pdf contains 8 progressive worksheets for sharp and flat keys. Using a pdf notation app such as GoodNotes, students can complete these worksheets digitally on the iPad. Read more about this worksheet and some related printables here.
Matching Staff to Keyboard -- Digital Worksheets
» 307.2 KiB - 6,874 hits - 3 January 2015
This PDF is a colorful, digital version of my black-and-white Matching Staff to Keyboard worksheets. There are 20 pages, each providing three notes for the student to match to the keyboard. Using an annotation app such as GoodNotes, students can complete the worksheet digitally. These worksheets are intended to help students improve the correlation between the keyboard and staff notation.
Matching Staff to Keyboard Worksheets
» 327.4 KiB - 22,766 hits - 5 December 2014
This PDF contains five worksheets that require students to draw a line to match notes on the staff to the corresponding piano key. They are designed to help students gain a stronger sense of correlation between the staff and the keyboard, rather than only identify notes on the staff by letter names. The five worksheets arranged in progressive order by difficulty. The first worksheet uses only the landmark notes Bass F, Middle C, and Treble G. The following worksheets each gradually increase the range of the notes on the staff. Read more here.
Melodies to Play By Ear and Harmonize
» 88.0 KiB - 14,936 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.
Monthly Studio Expenses Record
» 57.0 KiB - 11,255 hits - 11 October 2010
This printable is designed to help track studio expenses. Each month, a new copy of this form should be printed. Throughout the month as expenses occur, the teacher can keep record of these expenses in the blanks provided. Types of expenses include: piano maintenance, professional organization member fees, utility bills (for studio space), office supplies, and more. At the end of the month, the totals can be summed at the bottom of the page.
Mozart Biography Booklet
» 365.8 KiB - 8,409 hits - 14 September 2012
This pdf is a printable biography of Mozart's life that you can print for your students. The biography has been carefully researched to include all the important facts you would expect, yet is written in a way that is relevant and relatable for even your youngest students. This booklet is a preview of the Great Composers & Their Music set which is available in the Color In My Piano shop.
To read more details, click here.
Music History Camp Lesson Plans
» 49.4 KiB - 7,124 hits - 1 March 2013
This pdf contains simple lesson plans describing how I held my Music History Blast From The Past camp in the summer of 2012. To teach this camp yourself, you will also need to choose four composer lapbook pdfs from the ColorInMyPiano shop, selecting one composer from each of the periods of Music History: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. Read the blog post about this here.
Music History Periods Lapbook Study
» 4.2 MiB - 16,434 hits - 23 August 2012
This 5-page pdf contains pictures and information about the four main periods in the history of Western classical music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern). Students can glue the pieces onto a pieces of cardstock paper (to be stapled into a booklet) or into a colored file folder. These materials can be used during group lessons with your private students, a music history camp, homeschooling, etc.. Read this post for more details.
Music Keys Printable & Worksheets
» 4.2 MiB - 13,113 hits - 2 August 2013
This pdf contains a music keys printable as well as a series of matching worksheets. The music keys printable is a sheet with 12 images of keys to cut out, designed to be a fun way to quiz or reward students as they learn scales/arpeggios in all keys. The worksheets are a great way to reinforce students' familiarity with key signatures. Read this post to learn more and to see the related digital version for iPad.
Music Motor Match
» 840.7 KiB - 11,672 hits - 4 May 2012
This short and simple matching game is perfect for your waiting room area or to play at the end of a piano lesson. It is intended for beginner/elementary level students for reinforcing the name and values of basic rhythm values. Click here to view the original blog post about this game.
Music Theory Review Tests A-J plus TEACHER'S GUIDE
» 1.5 MiB - 27,459 hits - 16 March 2012
This 15-page pdf contains 10 music theory "Review Tests" and a Teacher's Guide. This set of Review Tests was originally created for group keyboard classes of various age groups, but they may easily be adapted for other uses. It is basically a set of progressive worksheets testing in the areas of basic piano skills and music theory. They may work well for group lessons, or just for single students to brush up on their theory skills. Review Test A begins with concepts such as naming the piano keys, quarter/half notes, and knowing piano fingering 1-5. By Review Test J, the concepts include knowing all major and minor pentascales and all the major scales. The Teacher's Guide is a chart that shows what concepts the student must be familiar with in order to successfully complete each Review Test. Click here to view the original blog post about this printable.
Musical Alphabet Cards
» 275.9 KiB - 14,933 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.
Musical Alphabet Word Cards
» 2.4 MiB - 17,977 hits - 24 May 2012
These cards can be used for various games, including what I call the Spell-A-Keyboard game. Each student "spells" the words from each card on the piano (or a silent keyboard) by covering the right keys with glass gems (buttons, pennies, etc.). It's a fun game for practicing the piano keys names without out it feeling like a drill. Another game is to spell the words on the staff -- read more at this post.
» 80.3 KiB - 11,865 hits - 7 November 2010
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!
Musical Christmas Chain Project
» 155.5 KiB - 3,937 hits - 5 December 2014
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
» 4.6 MiB - 17,756 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.
Musical Flashcard Sorting game
» 1.2 MiB - 11,173 hits - 16 December 2011
This is a simple game to play with groups of students that makes note-naming flashcards a bit more interesting. It involves sorting the flashcards onto alphabet letter signs on the floor. The game is pretty flexible, because beforehand you can sort out exactly which flashcards you want to focus on with your students. This also allows you to control how long you wish the game to continue. The pdf contains 7 pages, one for each letter of the musical alphabet. Print on colored cardstock to add some color, and laminate to add durability. Check out this post to read more.
Musical Instruments Workbook
» 1.8 MiB - 21,682 hits - 20 October 2011
This 29-page workbook contains coloring pages and blank lines for taking notes for learning about the musical instruments and the musical instrument families. It is ideal for a regularly-meeting group setting, where the teacher can introduce an instrument or two each week. As the students color and take notes, the teacher can play YouTube examples of pieces played by each instrument.
Musical Leaves Matchup game
» 143.5 KiB - 11,329 hits - 10 November 2011
This is a short music game I created as a way to reinforce the names of the piano keys with young beginners. You’ll need to buy fabric or foam leaves and mark each with a letter from the musical alphabet using a marker or felt tip pen. The student is instructed to match each leaf to it’s spot on the tree, until the whole tree is filled. The game only takes a few minutes, so it’s a great game to do on the piano bench at the beginning or end of a piano lesson. See the original blog post about this by clicking here.
Musical Olympics Camp
» 6.4 MiB - 9,975 hits - 2 July 2012
This pdf includes the lesson plans and resources needed for holding your own Musical Olympics Camp! It is a very flexible plan that allows you to choose which days to play which games and to adjust the games as needed according to the level of your students. Check out the blog posts about the Musical Olympics Camp I held in the summer of 2012.
Musical Olympics Medal Inserts
» 9.2 MiB - 4,591 hits - 2 July 2012
This Microsoft Word document (docx) is editable to allow you to fill in your own award titles for creating medals to give your students on the last day of Musical Olympics Camp!
Musical Terms Worksheet #1
» 67.8 KiB - 35,510 hits - 26 September 2010
This worksheet is intended for beginner/early elementary students who have learned basic rhythms and musical terms. The student is instructed to match the musical symbol pictured on the left to each corresponding term on the right. Terms covered include: treble clef and bass clef, basic rhythms (quarter note through whole note), and dynamics (piano through forte).