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  Intervals Unison-5th Worksheet
» 40.6 KiB - 17,095 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.

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  Introduction To The Staff Worksheet
» 28.6 KiB - 33,611 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.

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  Jumbo Note-Naming Flashcards
» 459.7 KiB - 39,758 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.

  Key Sigs, Scales, and Chords worksheet set
» 1.7 MiB - 1,070 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 - 1,413 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 - 14,080 hits - 7 June 2013
DSC_20130603_153450-002 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 - 16,589 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 - 32,417 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 - 11,117 hits - 3 August 2010
preview 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!

Please refer to the corresponding blog post for instructions for assembly and game directions.

  Listening Sheet for Young Students
» 612.7 KiB - 25,285 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 - 10,621 hits - 18 November 2011
Headshot 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 - 5,546 hits - 2 August 2013
IPad mini matching music worksheets 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 - 7,545 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.

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  Matching Staff to Keyboard Worksheets
» 327.4 KiB - 24,185 hits - 5 December 2014
DSC_20130409_072558 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 - 15,318 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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  Monthly Studio Expenses Record
» 57.0 KiB - 11,539 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.

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  Mozart Biography Booklet
» 365.8 KiB - 9,274 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.
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  Music History Camp Lesson Plans
» 49.4 KiB - 7,457 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 - 17,096 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 - 13,653 hits - 2 August 2013
DSC_20130701_165441 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 - 12,124 hits - 4 May 2012
preview image 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 - 28,641 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 - 15,416 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 Alphabet Word Cards
» 2.4 MiB - 18,912 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.

  Musical AlphaGems
» 80.3 KiB - 12,216 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 - 4,124 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 - 18,404 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.

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  Musical Flashcard Sorting game
» 1.2 MiB - 11,602 hits - 16 December 2011
HeadshotThis 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 - 22,487 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.

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  Musical Leaves Matchup game
» 143.5 KiB - 11,808 hits - 10 November 2011
preview 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 - 10,320 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 - 4,783 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!

Check out this post to read more about the awards ceremony at my Musical Olympics Camp.

  Musical Terms Worksheet #1
» 67.8 KiB - 36,817 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).

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  Musical Terms Worksheet #2
» 72.5 KiB - 29,408 hits - 4 October 2010
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 section, Matching, introduces seven new terms: crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando, barline, double barline, repeat sign, and time signature.

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  Name-That-Tune - Christmas Edition
» 45.6 KiB - 5,563 hits - 9 January 2013
DSC_20130105_124025 This worksheet is perfect to use at Christmas time during a recital or dress rehearsal, when students will be playing familiar Christmas tunes. As each student plays, the listeners can write down the titles. If they get them correct, they can color in the star on the right in order to keep track of how many they guessed correctly. Read more about this activity here.

  Navigating at the Piano
» 96.4 KiB - 32,698 hits - 17 April 2010
This worksheet is for young beginners who have only just recently been exposed to piano. This worksheet reinforces: (1) recognizing black-key groups of 2 versus 3. (2) finding C on the keyboard, (3) the musical alphabet, (4) finding A-G on the keyboard. This is an excellent worksheet to send home with a young student after their first piano lesson.

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  Note Rush App Challenge Materials
» 1.7 MiB - 1,122 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 - 8,593 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.

  Old McDonald Teacher Duet Part
» 48.1 KiB - 5,467 hits - 21 August 2015
On p. 20 of Irina Gorin's piano method, Tales of a Musical Journey, there is a neat activity where the student learns to play the "EIEIO" part from the familiar Old McDonald tune by rote, using the three black keys and finger three. Irina usually improvises the rest of the song on the piano or uses the accompanying CD track. I decided to write out the teacher duet part and share it here, in case you, like me, prefer having the sheet music on hand as a reference! To view the original blog post about this, click here.

  Orchestra Stage Pieces
» 223.3 KiB - 13,867 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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