Rhythm Heart Beats

Rhythm Heart Beats Rhythm Heart Beats in Three An easy way to teach children the difference between rhythm and the steady beat is to use heart beats like in my worksheet Rhythm Heart Beats. When I taught music in school, I had a flannel board with nice, big, red hearts. But in piano lessons we can […]

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Picture Scales

5-Finger Major Picture Scales Five Finger Picture Scales are very helpful when teaching young children. I originally made these Five Finger Major Picture Scales for a very young student who was having some trouble reading notes. It was so long ago I can’t even remember who I made it for, but it is one of […]

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Rhythm Pizza

Rhythm Pizza This makes me really hungry for a New York cheese pizza. I had the best one on Long Island about a zillion years ago when our choir was on tour. It was so good it didn’t need toppings. But this isn’t a food blog, so I’ll discuss the four pages of Rhythm Pizza. […]

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Keeping Your Materials Together

If you are like me, you collect all kinds of helpful teaching items from the web, workshops, and other teachers. It can start to pile up and if it’s not organized I tend to forget about it. To help keep it useful here is what I do. I print out everything that interests me and […]

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The Music Alphabet

Music Alphabet Cards I made this work sheet so students can arrange the music alphabet starting at any note, going forwards and backwards. Younger students, especially, have trouble going backwards, and yet it is important that they know what is a step below a given note. This is always hanging in my piano studio and […]

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Cover the Keys Game

Cover the Keys Bingo Cover the Keys is a bingo type game that you can play with one or more students. I made this game for students who are just starting piano and are learning the keys on the piano. There are enough cards for 6 children.  The teacher  calls out a keyboard letter and if […]

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