Category: Games & Activities

Ten Tips for Using the Springtime Musical Spelling Bee Game at Piano Lessons

Here’s an enjoyable piano lesson game that will help reinforce note-reading skills while at the same time producing loads of giggles from your students! Try the Springtime Musical Spelling Bee game and watch your students’ abilities improve.

How I Use Easter Piano Worksheets to Conduct Spring Assessments for Beginners

Spring is the perfect time to assess how much students have learned over the course of a school year. Easter Piano Worksheets is a comprehensive resource that helps teachers to assess students’ knowledge of theory fundamentals.

12 Fabulous Springtime Color by Note Worksheets for Your Young Musicians

Looking for springtime coloring worksheets that focus on treble and bass notes? Look no further! These 12 cute coloring pages are sure to please students of all ages, and you can download, print, and use them today.

5 Off-Bench Activities for Piano Lessons

It’s a well-known truth that children learn best through play, and we can take advantage of that bit of knowledge and use a variety of activities during piano lessons to keep things fresh, engaging, and most of all, fun! These activities can be used both in-person, and online with a few modifications, so they’re ideal for a variety of teaching situations. They’re also great for groups.

How to Teach Keyboard Geography to Beginning Piano Students

Teaching keyboard geography to young piano students is one of my favorite parts of teaching beginners! Showing them an easy way to remember the piano keys opens up a brand new world to them, and I’m happy to play a role in that learning process. Please enjoy this free piano pedagogy workshop on how I teach the piano keys to beginning piano students.

Feed the Music Monster Game for Piano Lessons

This adorable beginning piano game can be used to review both sight-reading and ear training. It includes five notes of the treble staff: Middle C, D, E, F, G. Perfect for in-person instruction, and adaptable for online piano lessons. Plus, it’s a free gift when you join my Facebook Group for Piano Teachers.

5 Tips for Engaging Young Piano Students During Online Lessons

During this global crisis, piano teachers everywhere have been challenged to pivot and adjust to teaching music lessons online. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly been an unprecedented time for embracing technology to the fullest! With trial and error, my little pianists and I have found some creative ways to keep piano lessons fun while online. I hope you’ll enjoy trying these ideas with your students!

How to Use Boom Cards in Online Piano Lessons

Boom Cards are interactive, digital, self-checking, paperless task cards! No-print. No-prep. Accessible with a link. Boom Cards are compatible with Google Classroom and Google Apps too! Boom Cards are great for all ages and stages of learning. I’m going to show you how you can use Boom Cards with Zoom to make online piano lessons fun, engaging, and interactive experiences for your students!

5 Online Activities for Online Piano Lessons

This article includes a free list of online resources and activities that we can use to supplement our online piano lessons. A wide variety of options and ideas are shared, and I hope your students enjoy these activities. Includes practicing challenges, theme of the week, music and art parties, and more!

Welcome!

Hi! I’m Melody Payne, a pianist and piano teacher, educational resource author, a fun-loving wife to the most wonderful and talented hubby I could ask for, and a lifelong learner who loves to share. I want to make your life as a music teacher easier by writing and sharing helpful and relevant music teaching articles, and by creating educational resources with your very own students in mind. If you are a parent who wants to enroll your child in piano lessons, I’d love for us to get started building those skills that can give your child a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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