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 after year, right?

Well, I hired an artist to create some new 2017 Music Valentines for you to use with your music and piano students. I love how they look and I think you will too.

 Download these free music valentines for piano teachers and music teachers! | composecreate.com #music #valentine #valentines #piano #pianoteaching

Download Music Valentines Here!

How can I use these Music Valentines?

You can use these Music Valentines in many ways, but here are the most popular:

  1. As valentines to give to your students
    Yep, just print these off, make two cuts and then you have a lovely little music valentine for them. Attach it to a bag of candy if you want and they’ll be tickled pink (or green or purple or orange) to figure out the mystery message.
  2. One minute race
    Flash the “lovely mystery messages” in front of your student and see how many they can correctly name in one minute.’
  3. Download the free music valentines from ComposeCreate.com! Decorations
    Use removable ticky tack and fasten these to your walls. Your students may just wander around your studio figuring out all of the mystery messages! Put them on your door for the next few weeks too and see how many students can decode them.
  4. Mystery Message Competitions
    If you have at least 2 students (3 is better so you can mix up the competition), you can show them a card and see who names the mystery message first. The person who gets it correct can keep the card and then move to compete against the next student. Students can continue to shift so that they are always competing against someone new. (Never let the student who gets it correct stay to compete against everyone. That can get discouraging for students who are slower at naming notes.)
  5. Use a call bell
    I love using the call bell for group lessons if you are doing the competition as described above. I ask my students to stand with their hands behind their backs until they know the answer and then they reach out and ring the bell before they can answer. The bell adds a little more excitement.

Be sure to download the new 2017 Music Valentines! Leave a message in the comments to tell me what you think or how you will use it!

Download Music Valentines Here!

Now, you don’t want to miss the full post on Valentines Music Games! There are many more games that practice skills in much neglected areas such as melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation, etc. on that post.

Just for fun: Can you find the new 2017 Music Valentine that has a texting message? Leave a comment to let me know if you can find it and how you are going to use these!

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16 Comments

  1. Barbara January 31, 2017 at 10:10 am

    These are adorable. I do love how real they look. I’m sure the kids will make comments about how they look good enough to eat! Thanks for adding more fun to my studio!

  2. Mary McG January 31, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Thank you so much! These are beautiful, and I like your game ideas, too!

  3. Vivi January 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Wendy, thank you so mich for the cute Music Valentine gift! It is just perfect timing for me to use in my studio for 1 minutes notes recognition. We are starting our challenge next week and will definitely enjoy looking at them

  4. Sandra January 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

    These look really cute. I am wondering what type of paper you recommend for printing these valentine. Also, when I click to download them, I get a message saying I will receive football flashcards. Is this just a mistake? Thanks!

  5. Wendy Stevens
    Wendy Stevens January 31, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks so much for telling me you like them. I’ll let the designer know! I always recommend card stock for printing resources like these. So just white 110 lb card stock that you can get at almost any store should work great.

    Yes, that was a mistake in the wording. The picture was right, but I just forgot to change the wording, but I edited it. YOu should definitely get the valentines. Let me know if you don’t!

  6. Elizabeth January 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Wendy, I love these cards! Thank you for sharing these. They were so easy to print and it’s such a cute idea!

  7. Sandra S Statz January 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you Wendy, and your design artist, for creating the awesome Valentine’s! I was looking for something like this and they are just perfect! I’m going to hang them around my studio and give the students more to engage in while they are here!

    Thanks again!

  8. Joyce January 31, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you so much for making these available for us!! They are so fun and very beautifully designed.

  9. Debbie Federer February 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

    How about a game of musical hangman? Two can play. The object is like regular hangman “Don’t be the first to fill your hangman. Obviously, each person gets a turn to identify a card.

  10. LadyD Piano February 2, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Wonderful colorful card game. My students will enjoy 1-minute note recognition and note identification race to the end of the keyboard. Thank you for the beautiful gift. Kudos to the illustrator. They will make lovely cards to go with candy bracelets for girls and sweet tarts for boys. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

  11. Wendy Stevens
    Wendy Stevens February 2, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Thanks! I’m so glad you like them!

  12. Barb February 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Hi Wendy,
    I don’t know what the problem is but I tried this link for the valentines and it does not come to my email. I had tried with the snowmen a couple of weeks ago, I went in and added you to my contact list and still nothing comes through. I know you said you could try the email but I got busy and didn’t follow through. any ideas?

  13. Wendy Stevens
    Wendy Stevens February 2, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I”ve looked on the back side of my email program and it has definitely sent all that you asked for!

    I’m guessing that it’s going to your spam filter. Can you check your spam filter (it might also be called junk)? If any of my messages are there, be sure to move it it to your inbox or mark it as not spam.

    Also, I’m not familiar with your domain name, altonweb.com. If this is an internet service provider, you could call them and ask about always allowing messages from “wendy@composecreate.com” to come through. Their security settings may be too high for you.

    But try looking in your spam folder first! I’ll bet that’s the issue. I also sent you a confirmation email which should help with email deliverability. If you can find that and click the link to confirm your email, you should start to get them.

    Either way, please email me back to let me know what you find out! I can always resend the resource, but not until it stops being flagged as spam which is what you’ll have to look into.

    Keep me posted!

  14. Becky Barber February 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks so much for all your gifts to us! My students will be thrilled with this fun, new, creative resource!

  15. Michelle Willford February 9, 2017 at 11:37 am

    My students loved coming into the studio and seeing it “all decorated!” Most of them were walking around trying to figure out what all the valentines said. So much fun, thank you!

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