Last year, I blogged about the drawer system I use for organizing my music games. It so important to be able to easily find the needed teaching materials during lessons!
Since moving last summer, I ended up updating my drawer categories somewhat. This drawer unit is from IKEA, by the way.
I’m always tweaking my organization system, but as of now, the six drawer categories are:
- Props/Improv — Japanese puzzle erasers, various props for teaching hand shape, Rory’s Story Cubes, Flashcards for Composition/Improvisation, etc.
- Rhythm — rhythm cards, Rhythm Train Game, Rhythmic Value Cards, etc.
- Alphabet — this includes piano key identification cards, Scrabble tiles (A-G only), alphabet spinners, alphabet dice, etc.
- Notes — musical alphabet word cards, note-naming flashcards, etc.
- Intervals — Ice Cream Interval game, interval cards, etc.
- Keys — key signature flashcards/dice, key props and printables, and anything related to chords.
In another room, I keep a few drawers of games that only work for groups of students. I pull those games out when I hold my Piano Parties (monthly group classes).
Whatever your system, the most important thing is to be able to find what you need, when you need it! :)