Music Flip Flop Flashcards - Download FREE for now! Your students are going to love these new music flip flop flashcards! There are so many ways you can use them to teach your students note names, white key names, and more! These music flip flop flashcards are FREE (for now), but [...]
New 2017 Music Valentines! I have a new gift for you as part of the ComposeCreate community! You may have used the other Valentine Music Notes to give to your students as valentines or to use as a game. But, you can't keep giving them the same music valentines year [...]
FREE Monkey Music Theory Games Music theory games are useful because they give students a way to concretely understand an abstract concept. Kids love monkeys! So they are definitely going to like any music theory game with a monkey in it! Download the FREE printable flashcards here and read at all the [...]
4 Reasons Why Animals Help in Teaching Music Tempo and Articulation Recently, I gave the new "Have You Forgotten What It's Like to be a Child?" presentation in Oklahoma City. [I'm also giving it at MTNA, so please come if you'll be there!] I was so excited with how energized [...]
Valentine Music Games for Piano Lessons and the Music Classroom Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and I've been having fun brainstorming games to play with piano students. Most of these Valentine music games will work with piano students, flute students, violin or string students, and some even in the [...]
What is the forgotten step in teaching students to write good melodies? It's one that any piano teacher (even ones who don't compose) can do with their students.
These adorable penguin matching cards are only available FREE for a limited time! Use them with Japanese penguin erasers for even more fun!
Sometimes I get distracted from what I should be doing. But this week, when I got distracted, it resulted in something FREE for you! Free Valentine Music Note Cards I received this email the other day from Leigh Stringfield, a private piano teacher: "I was wondering if you have [...]
This is a very funny and educational guide to the 12 tone row. I think you'll really like it! The example using "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (starting at point 9:00) is particularly effective in resonating even with the less musically educated. Thoughts?
Alphabet Music Games For Young Students by Patti Kolk In my bag of teaching tricks, props, and games, I use multiple options to reinforce beginning concepts for young students ages 4-6 years. In my teaching, I have noticed students who appeared to understand a specific concept, but then return the next [...]