Studio Aids

Shoot for the Stars Visual Syllabus & Incentive Program

This visual syllabus program is designed to be flexible, and cover a wide range of student levels.  Students will track their progress in a variety of areas of musicianship: sightreading, rhythm, ear training, note recognition, weekly practice and performance.  As students complete objectives, they’ll enjoy adding stickers and filling information to decorate the page. The full-color design prints on 11 x 17 paper (tabloid) and is available as a PDF file or editable MS Publisher file. 

Shoot For The Stars Visual Syllabus
Shoot For The Stars Visual Syllabus
Shoot for the Stars Visual Syllabus.pdf
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Shoot For The Stars Visual Syllabus (Editable)
Shoot For The Stars Visual Syllabus (Editable)
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This is Your Brain on Music Studio Incentive Program

This syllabus-based incentive gives students a fun, visual way to keep track of their goals for the year, and learn a bit about their brain along the way!   Print and customize syllabus sheets for each participating student, and watch them enjoy checking, tallying or stickering their sheet as they work to reach all of their yearly goals.   As a bonus, you may choose to award your student Cranium Coins for each goal they check off.  Once they accumulate a designated number of coins, students may cash them in for a reward of your choosing (perhaps a trip to a concert?  an extra group lesson?  a new piece of sheet music?)   All files are available below in PDF and edit-friendly MS Publisher versions.  

Cranium Coins
Cranium Coins
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Cranium Coins (edit friendly)
Cranium Coins (edit friendly)
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This is Your Brain on Music! Goal Sheet
This is Your Brain on Music! Goal Sheet
This is Your Brain on MUSIC!.pdf
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This is Your Brain on Music! Goal Sheet  (edit friendly)
This is Your Brain on Music! Goal Sheet (edit friendly)
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Mission: Music Studio Incentive Program

This incentive program is a little bit “Mission: Impossible” and a little bit “Amazing Race!”  To complete the challenge, students must race around the world, completing 3 musical tasks on each continent they visit.  Along the way, they’ll have the opportunity to earn Virtuoso Visas for exceptional work, which may be accumulated and turned in for a “free pass” on any task.  See blog for detailed directions.  All files are available below in PDF and edit-friendly MS Publisher versions.  

Mission: Music Completion Certificate
Mission: Music Completion Certificate
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Mission: Music Overview Cards
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Mission: Music Student Map
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Mission: Music Virtuoso Visa
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Musikopoly Studio Incentive Program

A fun year-long practice and performance incentive program.    Players receive a Musikopoly gameboard with 10 blank spaces.  They must earn Bach Bucks by practicing, performing and completing assignments, then “purchase” a house or other item listed to complete each game space.    Special bonus cards (Get Out of Jail Free, Free Parking, Chance and Creative Quest) add extra twists to the game!  Detailed instructions can be found in the Game Rules Booklet below, and also on the blog by clicking View Post.

Bach Bucks
Bach Bucks
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Musikopoly Bonus Cards
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Musikopoly Bonus Cards (editable)
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Musikopoly Game Piece Stickers
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Musikopoly Gameboard
Musikopoly Gameboard
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Musikopoly Gameboard - Pounds Version
Musikopoly Gameboard - Pounds Version
Musikopoly Board Pounds Version.pdf
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Musikopoly Rule Booklet
Musikopoly Rule Booklet
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Musikopoly Rule Booklet (editable-Publisher)
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Musikopoly Rule Booklet (editable-Word)
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Purcell Pounds
Purcell Pounds
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Can you Count In…?

A quick reference guide with counting numbers listed in 7 different languages.  Use with the Mission: Music Incentive, or with any students reluctant to count out loud!

Can You Count In...?
Can You Count In...?
Counting in Languages.pdf
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Piano Key Scale Diagrams

Printable diagrams that can be inserted behind the piano keys to assist visual learners in scale construction.  Set includes aids for 1-octave major, natural and harmonic scales as well as major and minor pentascales.  

Piano Key Scale Aids
Piano Key Scale Aids
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Steps to Success Reminder Sheet

A colorful reminder of the steps that must be taken to complete a piece.   Place in elementary student’s notebooks or binders to give them an at-home reminder.   Uses same evaluation categories as Smile-O-Meter cards.

Steps to Success
Steps to Success
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Smile-O-Meter Evaluation Cards

A simple evaluation tool for elementary students to gauge the progress of a piece.   Designed as a student-friendly judge’s card, students earn smiles in 4 categories.  Version “A” includes notes, rhythms, details and performance skills.  Version “B” includes notes, rhythms, details and technique.    Can be used by teachers, by students as a self-evaluation tool, or by groups of students as a constructive listening exercise.

Smile-O-Meter Evaluation Cards
Smile-O-Meter Evaluation Cards
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Smile-O-Meter Evaluation Cards, Version B
Smile-O-Meter Evaluation Cards, Version B
Smile-O-Meter Cards with Tech.pdf
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“You Be the Judge” Evaluation Cards

A student-friendly judge’s form for intermediate and advanced students.   Can be used to help students critique their peers, or recordings of their own playing.  Helpful for helping your students to understand what their judge(s) will  be listening for in their performances at adjudicated events.  

You Be the Judge Listening Form
You Be the Judge Listening Form
You Be the Judge.pdf
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My Music Feels… Creative Starters

Use these colorful graphics to encourage your students to experiment with expressive playing.   Students fill in blank smiley faces with contrasting expressions, then try to play each on the piano!   These are available in 2- and 4- face versions.  Choose printable PDF files, or JPG files that can be used as a background for the Multi-Touch Whiteboard iPad app.  

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Student Assignment Planner Sheets

Elementary version features an assignment list with an easy check-off system for students to show how many days a piece has been practiced.  The secondary planner sheet is double-sided: one side with assignments and weekly goals is filled out during lessons, and the other side is available for them to track their practice.  Easy to use in 3-ring binders.

Elementary Planner
Elementary Planner
Student Lesson Sheet Elementary.pdf
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Secondary Planner
Secondary Planner
Student Lesson Sheet.pdf
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