Monthly Archives: April 2012

Colorful Rhythm Review – Late Elementary Set

Colorful Rhythm Review Levels 4-6

Last week I posted beginning levels and today I am posting a set of 3 more levels. As you can see, the difficulty increases quite a bit. The first page reviews eighth notes and rests. The second page adds 16th notes and rests. Level 6 adds the triplet, more 16th note patterns,  and 6/8 time signatures. To print these free worksheets, click on the link above.

This set correlates to grades 4, 5, and 6 of the TMTA (Texas Music Teacher Association) theory test. In most method books these concepts are in levels 2B through  4 or 5. Please let me know immediately if you see any typos or mistakes! My proofreading skills are pretty poor!


  • review late elementary through early intermediate rhythm concepts

  • discover the rhythm knowledge of a transfer student

  • use with band or orchestra students who often learn rhythm concepts faster than piano students

  • test the knowledge of piano students who are moving up into a higher level method book

  • review concepts for the theory test or similar exams


  • Print these worksheets from my website

  • Pencil

  • If desired, insert them into clear sheet protectors and use with dry erase markers

If you would be interested in a series of reviews for another aspect of music study, such as vocabulary or note reading, please leave a comment!


Filed under Rhythm, Texas State Theory Test, Theory

Colorful Rhythm Review Worksheets – Elementary Level

Rhythm Review (page 1 of 3)

Today I am posting some worksheets to review rhythm concepts. There are three pages in this set, with more to come later. Each page increases slightly in difficulty. At the top left hand corner, there is a tiny code to help keep the levels straight, L1, L2, or L3. To help sort the pages when I get in a hurry, each level is a different color. To download these free printables, click on the title above, which will take you to the page where you can print them.

I’ve noticed that my students enjoy worksheets a lot more if I add a little color, so that is how I made these. They are fast enough to do in the lesson.

While the levels are compatible with the Texas Music Teachers Association’s theory program, these worksheets contain rhythm concepts that every music student should know. The first level (that I use with my first graders) reviews quarter notes and rests, half notes and rests, and whole notes and rests. The second level that I made for my second grade students adds a dotted half note. The third level uses the same rhythm values, but the questions are slightly more difficult.

We have to constantly review concepts in piano lessons or students will forget what we carefully taught them. In addition to being a good review, these are excellent worksheets to discover what a transfer student knows about rhythm.

These sheets are meant to be reviews, so you can teach the concepts however you feel comfortable. If you see any typos, let me know right away! I don’t have the best eyes and sometimes I see what I want to see!

Check back soon for the next set, which will review eighth notes and dotted quarter notes. At the top of this page, you can subscribe to the Word Press email which will let you know when something new is posted here.


  • To reinforce elementary rhythm concepts
  • To determine what concepts a transfer student has learned


  • These sheets were made for school grades 1 -3. However, they may be used by all beginning students.


  • Worksheet
  • Pencil


Filed under Rhythm, Teaching Business, Texas State Theory Test

Easter Bunny – An On the Staff Version

Easter Bunny

I promise I will not post anymore versions of Easter Bunny! Fortunately my students aren’t getting tired of it!

This version is really good for a student in Primer or Level 1 who has just learned staccato notes and wants to try them out. And if they can play it right away, that’s even more fun for them. There are skips in this piece, so if your student needs a little help with that, let her find and circle them and practice in the air and on the piano cover.

There are 2 pages to this version and a duet that is very simple. An older sibling or parent can play along. I hope your student will have a hoppy time playing this!

Don’t forget that I have posed an Easter bunny composing printable for beginners that you can do this week, as well as many Easter worksheets. Also, here is a Passover worksheet to learn notes.  PassoverEggNotes

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