Pre-Reading Beginning Piano Game – Feed the Music Monster Sight-Reading & Ear Training

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Your pre-staff piano students will love sight-reading short and familiar classical melodies in this pre-reading beginning piano game – Feed the Music Monster! 20 classical melody cards help beginner piano students strengthen their sight-reading and ear training, recognition of the white piano keys, right hand and left hand, piano finger numbers, steady beat, and more!

Sight-read the melody, feed the music monster, and move forward on the game board. First one to the finish line wins! This pre-reading beginning piano game is fabulous for private piano lessons and group piano.

Number of Pages: 15
Resource Format: Zip, PDF

Studio License: Unlimited usage with students you directly teach

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Feed the Music Monster Printable Sight-Reading and Ear Training Game for Pre-Staff Piano

These 20 sight-reading and ear training music task cards help beginning piano students strengthen their sight-reading and aural skills in a fun and engaging way.

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Your pre-staff piano students will love sight-reading short and familiar classical melodies in this pre-reading beginning piano game – Feed the Music Monster!

These 20 classical melody cards help beginner piano students strengthen their sight-reading and ear training as they play this interactive hands-on sight-reading activity.

Students will also strengthen their recognition of the white piano keys, right hand and left hand, piano finger numbers, steady beat, and more!

Sight-read the melody, feed the music monster, and move forward on the game board. First one to the finish line wins! This pre-reading beginning piano game is fabulous for private piano lessons and group piano.

 

Feed the Music Monster pre-reading beginning piano game includes:

  • 20 classical melodies (in the broad sense of the word) by famous composers from Bach to Bizet. 
  • Range: Pre-staff notes with all letters of the music alphabet in the note heads. 
  • Note Values: Quarter, half, dotted half, whole notes. 
  • Rest Values: Quarter and half rests. 
  • Keys: A few accidentals are included within the melodies. No key signatures beyond 0 sharps and flats are used.
  • Other: Single-line melodies. Sharps and flats. Ties. 
  • Finger numbers are included, along with “RH” and “LH” where appropriate. 
  • Includes instructions for teacher/student game and student only game.
  • Includes a bonus game board!
  • Bonus: Black and white sight-reading cards without clipart are included for students who need a more straightforward approach to sight-reading. 
  • Click here for assembly instructions and more game options.
  • Download the Feed the Music Monster Treble Clef Middle C Position set for free.

 

How this pre-reading beginning piano game benefits your students

Feed the Music Monster pre-reading beginning piano game is a fun piano sight-reading activity that is perfect for those last few minutes of a piano lesson.

Use this pre-staff piano game to help beginner piano students continue working on their sight-reading and ear training in an engaging and interactive way.

  • Helps them focus on the details of a very short piece of music (4 measures).
  • Gives them the opportunity to sight-read a variety of familiar classical melodies.
  • Provides a way for students to view sight-reading as a fun activity from their first few weeks of piano lessons.
  • This pre-staff sight-reading activity is beneficial for students in private lessons and group piano lessons.
  • Using only the black and white bonus cards makes this sight-reading activity appropriate for students of any age, even adults!

 

Using this pre-reading beginning piano game with your students

This fun and versatile pre-staff piano sight-reading game can easily be used in a variety of settings with students who are classified as beginner piano. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Private piano lessons
  • Group piano classes or group lessons
  • Music camps
  • Piano parties
  • As an ice-breaker activity
  • A team-building activity
  • In a game station after a recital
  • Instead of sight-reading from books or formal sight-reading materials
  • To introduce some classical melodies and composers of the standard repertoire to students in an interactive way

 

Game Option #1: Teacher and Student: Ear Training

  1. Place the cards into a container and shake to shuffle.
  2. The student draws 2 cards.
  3. The teacher plays the melody on one of the cards.
  4. If the student correctly chooses which melody the teacher played, the student feeds that card to the music monster and puts the other card back into the container. If the student chooses incorrectly, both cards go back into the container.
  5. Continue playing until you run out of time or all the cards have been fed to the music monster.

 

Game Option #2: Student Only: Sight-Reading

  1. Place the cards into the container and shake to shuffle.
  2. The student draws a card and plays the melody.
  3. If the student plays the melody correctly, the student feeds the card to the music monster.
  4. If the student plays the card incorrectly, the card goes back into the container.
  5. The student continues playing until all the cards have been fed to the music monster, or until you run out of time.

 

Using the Bonus Game Board with this Beginner Piano Game

  1. Use the bonus game board to add some friendly competition in private lessons or group piano classes!
  2. After a student sight-reads the melody on the pre-staff sight-reading card, they can roll the dice to see how many spaces to move on the game board. 
  3. For extra fun, use EXTRA LARGE dice!
  4. The first one to the finish line wins!

 

Simple Black and White Sight-Reading Cards

  1. Use the black and white cards with any student who isn’t necessarily interested in music monsters but who would still benefit from practicing their sight-reading skills. 
  2. These black and white cards are perfect for teens and adults or even younger students who like a more straightforward approach to sight-reading. 

 

Learn More About this Pre-Reading Beginning Piano Game

Need some inspiration for implementing this game into weekly piano lessons?

Learn 4 Ways to Use Feed the Music Monster Sight-Reading Games with your piano students.

Learn 10 Ways to Use Sight-Reading Games in Piano Lessons.

 

Storing and Organizing the Pre-Reading Beginning Piano Game Cards

I love storing all of my game cards in colorful 4×6 photo boxes like these. They are my favorite way to store all of my piano games because they’re the perfect size, and the colors are vibrant and fun!

 

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