Funsheet for Beginners -Throwback Thursday
This cute and fun music theory worksheet helps students learn finger numbers, piano keys, and the music alphabet. Also in black and white.

There are a lot of teachers starting piano lessons this week. That makes it a good time to post this beginning funsheet for Throwback Thursday. Plus, who doesn’t like cherries! It’s free and comes in both color and black & white that students can color. It’s also iPad friendly if you open it in an […]

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Cover the Keys Throwback Thursday
Keyboard Bingo for beginners

Cover the Keys is a bingo type game that you can play with one or more students. For today’s Throwback Thursday I’m featuring a game for students who are just starting piano and are learning the keys on the piano. There are enough cards for 6 children, but I usually use this with my student […]

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Make a Keyboard Puzzle
Put Together a Keyboard Puzzle

Sometimes we explain a concept to students, they understand, and it’s done. But it doesn’t always work that way. I remember asking a student something and she said, “Mrs. Paradis, I have never heard of that in my life.” This was a second year student and she wasn’t one of my early childhood beginners. So […]

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Rhythm Circle Throwback Thursday
Rhythm Circle for 16ths

Today’s Throwback Thursday goes really way back. I first drew these by hand for my students when I was a classroom music teacher. It makes it really easy for students to learn how many 16ths equal a whole note. In a way, this worksheet goes along with my previous post a few days ago about […]

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Stuck in the Method Book

Have you ever had students reach pre-middle school age and you realize they have not made a lot of progress in piano over the years? When students get to a certain age, usually about 4th or 5th grade, they become embarrassed that they are playing baby-sounding pieces. We would like to give them something harder, […]

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