Summer lessons have begun, and I like to make these a little different to our regular weekly ones. Last year I did Piano Olympics, to tie in with the London 2012 Summer Olympics... see that here ...so I have been trying to think of ways to do some fun musical things these coming weeks!
I have decided to do various themed weeks. As I am still teaching regular 45 minute lessons in their homes it needed to be something to incorporate within this time frame still giving us time to hear practiced songs, learn a new piece and go over some theory or ear training. So for each week there would be a fun element or new thing to learn :-)
Coming up this week is Canada Day of course!
Every student will learn O Canada, and I have made a note naming maple leaf worksheet for a theory element of the lesson. And then the best bit! GAME TIME! I have been wanting to make my own musical bingo sheets for a while now, and every time I can (and have time) I love to make new worksheets.
One of my own piano teacher aims this year was to come up with my own worksheets to use with my students in their piano lessons. This way I can create the colours I want, and things specific to my students needs and levels. However, I have put them into pdf as well so if anybody else wants them you are SO welcome! I would love that! I love having fun worksheets and games to use, and since discovering amazing music teacher sites such as Susan Paradis and Color In My Piano I have used a bunch of their great printables, but also had the inspiration to make my own :-)
I'm learning slowly and discovering new and better ways to do this and Joy from Color in My Piano has REALLY been helpful for my Canada Day worksheet and game! Thank you Joy! She has a great template, and set of musical symbols that you can download, resize as you need and then use them for what ever project you're working on!
For me this time first up was a note naming worksheet. Maple leaf style of course!