Scale Master Checklists: These are the checklists I use with my students as we begin learning scales. For more information on how to use these, view this post.
Scale Master Level 1
Scale Master Level 2
Scale Master Level 3
Arpeggio Visual Guides: These guides for teaching arpeggios provide an alternative option for visual learners. Each set contains a numbered version and a blank version for student or teacher to fill in on their own.
1 Octave Major Arpeggios
1 Octave Major Arpeggios-BLANK
1 Octave Minor Arpeggios
1 Octave Minor Arpeggios-BLANK
2 Octave Major Arpeggios
2 Octave Minor Arpeggios
Other Teaching Aids
Note Name Template Cards: A two-page template for helping beginner students learn note names.
Scale Spinner: A fun way to select scales for lessons or for weekly practice assignments. There are two templates- one for Major and another for minor keys.
Top 10 Best and Worst Ways to Practice: A great and colorful reminder for students on how they should (and shouldn't!) approach practice.
Music Research Brainstorm Sheet: Great for use with students who are interested in doing a bit more research on a particular music topic.
Student Composition Brainstorm Sheet: Helpful idea-starters for students who are interested in creating their own composition.
Musical Playing Brainstorm Sheet: A handout that gets students thinking about how to incorporate musical elements into their playing.
Trip to the Zoo Finger Number Worksheet: Right Hand: Students drill finger numbers with a little creative twist!
Trip to the Zoo Finger Number Worksheet: Left Hand
Pot of Gold Piano Keys: A simple worksheet to help beginning students review note names.
C Position-Middle C Position Smilies: Students identify C and Middle C Positions.
C Position-Middle C Position Finger Mix-Up: Students add missing finger numbers and correctly identify the hand position.
The Land of C (Treble Clef): A worksheet to help drill Middle C through Treble G.
The Land of C (Bass Clef): Same as the worksheet above, except for the bass clef.
Football Note Match-Up (Treble Clef): A themed worksheet to help drill Middle C through Treble G.
Football Note Match-Up (Bass Clef): Another version for the bass clef starting with Bass C.
Rainbow Landmark Note Worksheet: Create a musical rainbow using Landmark Notes!
Lost at Sea: A worksheet drilling FACE in the treble clef- help the ships find their way to the correct island.
FACE Race: A timed worksheet to see how quickly students can identify notes in the treble clef FACE group.
More FACE Fun: A worksheet that tests students on their note recognition both on the page and on the keyboard.
Pentascale Birdnest Worksheet: Reviews basic pentascale patterns as well as tonic and dominant.
St. Patrick's Day Chord Challenge: Major Students use a three-leaved clover to build major triads.
St. Patrick's Day Chord Challenge: minor Students use a three-leaved clover to build minor triads.
Sprinkle Rhythm Challenge: A fun summer worksheet where students use rhythm skills to determine how many sprinkles to add to their sundaes!
Cherry Rhythm Match-Up: Students add rhythms to match cherries to the correct ice cream sundae.
Ice Cream Scoop Time Signatures: Scoops of ice cream are matched to the correct time signature sundae.
Valentine Note Scramble (Note Names): A fun seasonal worksheet to help learn basic keyboard notes.
Valentine Note Scramble (Middle C Position): Same as preceding worksheet, but using the notes in the Middle C Position.
Hand/Finger Number Flashcards: For the early beginning student, these cards help drill the finger numbers for right and left hand.
C Position Flashcards: Use these flashcards in lessons and for games to help students learn the notes in the C position.
Middle C Position Flashcards: These cards can be used in lessons and for games to help students learn the notes for the Middle C position.
Treble Clef FACE cards: a set of cards to help students learn the notes in the Treble FACE group- for use at the piano or away from the bench. Can also be used with the Bass FACE cards as a matching game.
Bass Clef FACE cards: a set of cards to help students learn the notes in the Bass FACE group- can be used at the piano or away from the bench. You can also use them with the Treble FACE cards as a matching game.
Shamrock Interval Builder Cards: St. Patty's Day themed cards to help students learn intervals up to a seventh.
Lily Pad Intervals: Use these lilypads and some interval flashcards and see how fast your frog can leap to the correct pad!
Circle of Fifths Construction Zone!: Build the Circle of Fifths by choosing cards and placing them in the correct spot. Can be played individually in lessons or as a group activity.
Chord Construction Madness!: A fun game for individual or group lessons to help reinforce Major chords and inversions.
Easter Egg Rhythm Sort: A fun game for beginning students to help them distinguish between 3/4 and 4/4 time.
Pass the Easter Basket: An Easter version of hot potato that helps beginner students review terminology definitions.