Composing – 7 Guided Music Composition Activities and Worksheets for Piano Lessons & Music Class

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Do your piano students cringe when you mention “composing”? Do they tell you they “can’t write music”? Then you need this BUNDLE of 7 music composition activities! When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in this composition bundle, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make these music composition activities even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during class!

Number of Pages: 161 color, 92 black and white, 69 ink friendly
Resource Format: Zip, PDF

Composing with S'mores: Guided Music Composition for Elementary Students

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a favorite campfire treat: S'mores! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule.

Composing with S'mores: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Valentine Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! This Valentine version contains the same activities and materials as the original S'mores Composing packet, but with an adorable Valentine theme.

Composing with Leprechauns: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a fun holiday: St. Patrick's Day! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song about leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and more.

Easter Composing: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks.

Halloween Music Worksheets: Zombie Composing Guided Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging zombie composing activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule. To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Halloween party, or any time of year!

Autumn Composing Guided Music Composition Activity and Worksheets for Piano

Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Autumn composing activity!  When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Autumn Composing, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Autumn or Thanksgiving party!

Christmas Composing Guided Music Composition Activity and Worksheets for Piano

Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Christmas composing activity!  When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Christmas Composing, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Christmas party!

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Composing with S'mores: Guided Music Composition for Elementary Students

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a favorite campfire treat: S'mores! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule.

Composing with S'mores: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Valentine Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! This Valentine version contains the same activities and materials as the original S'mores Composing packet, but with an adorable Valentine theme.

Composing with Leprechauns: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a fun holiday: St. Patrick's Day! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song about leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and more.

Easter Composing: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks.

Halloween Music Worksheets: Zombie Composing Guided Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging zombie composing activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule. To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Halloween party, or any time of year!

Autumn Composing Guided Music Composition Activity and Worksheets for Piano

Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Autumn composing activity!  When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Autumn Composing, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Autumn or Thanksgiving party!

Christmas Composing Guided Music Composition Activity and Worksheets for Piano

Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Christmas composing activity!  When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Christmas Composing, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Christmas party!

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Do your piano students cringe when you mention “composing”? Do they tell you they “can’t write music”? Then you need this BUNDLE of 7 music composition activities!

When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in this composition bundle, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar!

Step by step instructions lead elementary piano and music students to complete the music composition activities and worksheets and compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule.

To make these music composition activities even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other in class!

The pages can be used as slides, projected, used on iPad or other tablet, printed, and more.

 

What music composition activities are included in this bundle?

This bundle includes 7 themed music composition activities that you can use throughout the year:

 

What steps do the music composition activities include?

The composing activities in this bundle include worksheets for the following:

  • Step 1: Writing descriptive words about their favorite specified things
  • Step 2: Adding rhythms to the descriptive words
  • Step 3: Combining two or more rhythms to form motives
  • Step 4: Using your voice to begin creating a melody
  • Step 5: Transforming a picture of your voice into a melody
  • Step 6: Writing the melody onto staff paper
  • Step 7: Adding lyrics if desired
  • Step 8: Adding a title

 

What do the individual music composition activities include?

Each individual activity includes instructions, worksheets, flash cards, staff paper, and more.

  • Worksheets for steps 1-4 above
  • Flash cards and music alphabet cards for step 5
  • Staff paper for step 6
  • Instructions for steps 7-8
  • All sheets are in full color as well as black and white
  • View the preview for more details and photos

 

Who are these music composition activities best for?

  • These music composition activities are great to use for small segments of multiple class sessions, lessons, group classes, and music camps.
  • They are versatile activities that can appeal to multiple elementary age groups.
  • Even the youngest elementary students can be very successful when composing by following the simple steps included in the music composition activities in this bundle, along with your guidance and encouragement.

 

Why do your students need this bundle of music composition activities?

  • Your students’ feelings about composition will change immediately!
  • Your students will tap into their creative side in a fun and unique way.
  • They will create beautiful compositions of their very own.
  • They will feel like accomplished composers!

 

Storing and Organizing the Flash Cards

I love storing the flash cards and music alphabet cards in colorful 4×6 photo boxes like these (affiliate link). They are my favorites because they’re the perfect size, and the colors are vibrant and fun!

 

Here’s what teachers like you are saying about these music composition activities:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Polka Dot Percussion says, “This has been a great project for my fourth graders to explore more about BAG on their recorders and improvise melodies. Very well structured and sequenced. Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stacey T. says, “I printed these as packets for each student, and they are enjoying working their way through. They are little composers and they love it! Thanks!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stephanie D. says, “We had the best time with this product. We used it with 1st grade […] during our end of the year theme […] Summer Music Camp. The kids were so proud of what they created! I was impressed how smooth the process went with the steps broken down the way they were. The kids performed the songs for the parents at our end of the year party and the parents were blown away. Thank you so much!”

 

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Composing with S'mores: Guided Music Composition for Elementary Students

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a favorite campfire treat: S'mores! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule.

Composing with S'mores: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Valentine Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! This Valentine version contains the same activities and materials as the original S'mores Composing packet, but with an adorable Valentine theme.

Composing with Leprechauns: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a fun holiday: St. Patrick's Day! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song about leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and more.

Easter Composing: A Guided Elementary Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks.

Halloween Music Worksheets: Zombie Composing Guided Music Composition Activity

This fun and engaging zombie composing activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks depending on your teaching schedule. To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Halloween party, or any time of year!

Autumn Composing Guided Music Composition Activity and Worksheets for Piano

Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Autumn composing activity!  When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Autumn Composing, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Autumn or Thanksgiving party!

Christmas Composing Guided Music Composition Activity and Worksheets for Piano

Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Christmas composing activity!  When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Christmas Composing, they will learn that they CAN compose, and their confidence will soar! To make this music composition activity even more engaging and memorable for your students, have them perform their compositions for each other during your class Christmas party!

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