Interval Towers… Part 2

In planning for group lessons this month, I found myself looking for a fun way to introduce/drill interval qualities in my intermediate level groups.   The interval tower game was such a hit last month with my elementary students last month, I decided to adapt it and use it again. I used the same deck of interval cards (they can be downloaded here), but for … Continue reading

Elementary Evaluation Cards

As we prepare for adjudicated festivals through the year, I like to use group lessons as a chance for students to practice performing in front of peer “judges.”  It’s a great opportunity for them to learn about what criteria a judge uses to evaluate a performance, and really listen to a piece and dissect it’s elements. With my older students, I’ll often copy actual judge’s … Continue reading

Symbol Search Worksheets

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I’ve added a couple of new music symbol worksheets to my website.  They’re a colorful way to make sure your students really understand everything on a page of music (or practice for upcoming theory exams, as is the case in my studio!). I’ve made two levels so far.  Level 1 drills these symbols: treble clef, bass clef, time signature, repeat sign, bar lines, forte, piano, … Continue reading

New Triad Game Worksheets

After spending the last several weeks in final preparation for our local Multi-Piano concert (I was privileged to serve as chairperson this year), I’m finally back at work on some new lesson materials.   I’ve been wanting some fresh worksheets to drill triads, so created a couple that each have a “game” component. This Major Triad Search sheet requires students to spell 17 major triads … Continue reading

Interval Tower Game

Interval Tower Game

This new game was a BIG hit with my elementary students at group lessons last week.    We’re working on instant recognition of intervals (without having to count lines and spaces), which takes a LOT of drill.    With this game, though, the kids wanted to keep playing the whole lesson!  Here’s how we played: I divided the students into partners and gave each pair … Continue reading