Listening TWISTER!

Twister

Several years ago I adapted a Twister game to use in my studio.  Since then, it’s become a yearly tradition to play it at the last group lesson of the year.    This year, we used it to drill interval recognition. To make the game music friendly, I add small strips of painter’s tape to each of the dots on the mat.    For this … Continue reading

Candy Listening B-I-N-G-O

In many of my group lessons this week, students are working on aural interval identification.   For a few lucky students, this skill comes naturally.  For most, it takes a LOT of (sometimes frustrating) practice.   Here’s one of the games we’re doing this month to make that practice a little less tedious: Candy makes everything better, right?!?  This is a “reverse” game of BINGO … 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