Tag Archives: Susan Paradis Piano Teaching Resources

Robot Wars: Notes on the Treble Clef Worksheet

Robot Wars Treble Notes

Droid Wars Treble Notes is the fourth in a series using my droid theme. Today’s post is the partner with the Droid Wars: Bass Clef Notes I posted earlier in the week. This is a new, free worksheet that will help students identify notes quickly. Print one copy and  laminate it or put it in a sheet protector. Use a wet erase marking pen and you will be able to use one page many times and save on printing. Wet erase pens are not too messy if you use a damp paper towel, and they erase much better than dry erase markers. You can also save these to your iPad.

Some of my younger students don’t know what a droid is. Well, in science fiction, it is short for Android, which is a robot. From what I gather, they are not ordinary robots, but a sentient robots like R2D2 in Star Wars. I’m always telling my students not to play like a robot, so Androids are not going to be performing in Carnegie Hall any time soon!

Remember, many of your girl students love Star Wars, so don’t leave them out!  I hope that these fun sheets will appeal to your girl as well as boy students.

I plan to add more to this series, so if you have any ideas, pass them on and I will see what I can do. Chord and inversions have already been suggested, but if you have any other ideas, feel free to leave a comment.

If you are a new follower of  Piano Teaching Resources, here are the links to the bass notes and the key signature worksheets. Our goal is to make lessons more fun so that more students will get the benefits of learning to play piano!


Robot Wars Bass Notes

Droid Key Signatures

Robot Key Signatures






Filed under Theory, Worksheets

Summer Treats Roundup

With summer approaching soon, here is a preview of all the Summer Treats worksheets I’ve made over the years. Some come with black and white versions for students to color. Plus, all the rhythm pages have UK versions which are found on the UK page.

These can be used in summer music camps, in summer lessons to review theory, or at home. They span beginning to late elementary level, with one that reviews dotted quarter notes. It’s a great way to keep students from forgetting the music theory they learned this year!

Many of these are appropriate for an iPad or other tablet, so if you’ve never tried downloading a worksheet to your iPad, give these a try. Notability and NoteAnytime are my favorites because they allow multi-page downloads and have other cool features. The note story pages are a little small, but you can enlarge with area with your fingers. You can find these two apps in the iTunes store. I recommend NoteAnytime (also called MetaMoji) for teachers who use Android and other tablets that are not iPads.

To download the files above, click on each thumbnail. There is a link that will take you to the original blog post. Under each graphic there is a link you can select to download the PDF file to use with your students. Of course all my worksheets are free downloads.

Does anyone have an idea for a good worksheet to add to my Summer Treats collection? It’s been around a while, but every summer I like to add something new. Let me know and I will see what I can do!

Enjoy your summer treats!

Filed under Group lesson ideas, Holiday Activities and Worksheets, Theory, Worksheets