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Staff for Magnetic Notes


Staff for Magnetic Notes

(SP432)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Staff Paper

This staff is sized to use plastic chips that are about 3/4" in size and come with a magnetic wand to scoop them up. Students love these! You can order them here. You can also use any 3/4.... (More)

Staff for iPads or Other Tablets


Staff for iPads or Other Tablets

(SP433)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Staff Paper

If you have an app on your iPad or other tablet that can write on PDF documents, use this staff with students to practice drawing music notes and symbols. This file can also be printed and used to draw and color. ... (More)
Staff Paper Bundle


Staff Paper Bundle

(SP489)

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Staff Paper

All the sizes of staff paper that your students will need, free and ready to print! Six pages in all, including a giant page and 2 pages with measure and clefs on the page. ... (More)
Five Finger Major Picture Scales


Five Finger Major Picture Scales

(SP500)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Picture Scales

These are 5-finger pentascale patterns on all the keys. The diagram makes it easy for students who are not proficient in reading music.

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Five Finger Minor Picture Scales


Five Finger Minor Picture Scales

(SP501)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Picture Scales

These scales are the minor version of the 5-finger pentascales. ... (More)
Picture Scales: One Octave Major Scales


Picture Scales: One Octave Major Scales

(SP502)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Picture Scales

Picture Scales help students learn to play major scales for memory.

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One Octave Minor Picture Scales


One Octave Minor Picture Scales

(SP503)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Picture Scales

This ... (More)
Two Octave Major Picture Scales


Two Octave Major Picture Scales

(SP504)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Picture Scales

These scales with the fingering on the keys help students who are visual learners and are an aid to memorization.

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Two Octave Minor Picture Scales


Two Octave Minor Picture Scales

(SP505)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Picture Scales

Two octavie minor scales are really tricky. Try these sheets if your students are having trouble. ... (More)
Key Signature Chart


Key Signature Chart

(SP506)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This chart has moved to the Teaching Aids page..... (More)

Traveling Triads


Traveling Triads

(SP507)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This poster/worksheet is to help students learn how to identify inverted chords. Print it out in card stock and either laminate it, cover in clear plastic, or put it in a sheet protector. Have the student fill in the examples with a dry erase marker. That way you can use this sheet over and over .... (More)

Inverting Triads


Inverting Triads

(SP508)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This is another poster in my humorous series about triads. This poster shows how triads move into 1st and 2nd inversion and uses humor to help students remember the word "inversion ... (More)
Inverting Triads in the Bass Clef


Inverting Triads in the Bass Clef

(SP509)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This is the next poster in the inverting triads series. It uses humor to show students how to play chords in first and second inversion. You can laminate these posters and use a dry erase marker to write in the fingerings. Students will learn the fingering for inversions in the bass clef is differen ... (More)
Circle of Fifths poster


Circle of Fifths poster

(SP510)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This is a poster with a little humor to show the major and minor Circle of Fifths. ... (More)
Invert These Triads!


Invert These Triads!

(SP512)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

Continuing the series with the Noteboys™, this worksheet is for students to draw inversions themselves. If you laminate this, the staff is large enough to use a dry erase marker. ... (More)
NoteBoys: What is a Major Scale?


NoteBoys: What is a Major Scale?

(SP513)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This is another theory poster featuring my NoteBoys, BlueBoy, RedBoy, and GreenBoy. The poster uses humor to explains the whole and half step pattern for major scales. ... (More)
How to Play a Lead Sheet in One Easy Lesson


How to Play a Lead Sheet in One Easy Lesson

(SP514)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

The NoteBoys ... (More)
The NoteBoys Explain Ledger Lines


The NoteBoys Explain Ledger Lines

(SP515)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Music Reading

The NoteBoys are back explaining ledger lines, as well as a way to remember them.

This is meant to be humorous way for teachers to review how to read ledger line notes with their students. By learning the line notes first, teachers can then explain how to read the space notes. Teachers can.... (More)

The NoteBoys Present Roman Numerals


The NoteBoys Present Roman Numerals

(SP516)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

Join the infamous NoteBoys as they try in their own humorous way to present Roman numerals. I made this because some students haven ... (More)
Flash Cards


Flash Cards

(SP551)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

This is a set of treble and bass clef flash cards that you can print out on card stock and cut into individual size flash cards.

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Ledger Line Flash Cards


Ledger Line Flash Cards

(SP581)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

My other set of flash cards this size [Grand Staff Flash Cards] doesn.... (More)

Table Top Keyboard


Table Top Keyboard

(SP599)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

Print this out in landscape, cut it out and tape the two pieces together. This is a good resource for young children or children who need to learn with manipulatives. ... (More)
Fishy Scales


Fishy Scales

(SP607)

Level: All Levels

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

This is  a fun way to keep track of which scales your students have learned. You can use it for 5-finger scales, or major and minor scales. Cut out and laminate one fish for each student and put it on a bulletin board.  Write in inside the "fish scale.... (More)

Colorful Paper Keyboard


Colorful Paper Keyboard

(SP611)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

Please see my blog for different ways to use this paper keyboard.

Print in landscape format, laminate, cut on the lines, trim next to the next to the second group of three, and tape together with clear mailing tape. Place the first group of three on the left.

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Notey Noteheads


Notey Noteheads

(SP698)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

These flash cards are designed to help students learn to sight read patterns. Students do not need to know the names of notes to use these cards. They place the designated finger on any key on the piano and then use the correct finger to step, skip, or repeat. Included in this file is a very detaile ... (More)
Pre-reading Step and Skip Cards


Pre-reading Step and Skip Cards

(SP702)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

If a student gets a good foundation in steps and skips, a lot of reading problems in the future can be avoided. Use these cards with young children or any student who needs help.

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Pre-reading 5-LinesSet 1


Pre-reading 5-LinesSet 1

(SP703)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

If you want your students to be good sight readers, teach them by steps and skips. If students have no trouble with the 2 line step and skip cards, try these 5 line cards. Teachers who are concerned about students learning in all positions will find a use for these cards. Set your printer on land.... (More)

Rhythm Blocks


Rhythm Blocks

(SP749)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Rhythm

Students can cut out these blocks and manipulate them to understand the relationship of note values.

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Rhythm in the Grid


Rhythm in the Grid

(SP751)

Level: Various levels

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Rhythm

I made this one year in an attempt to explain sixteenth notes. I had tried everything else in my book of tricks, and this was just another way of looking at it. ... (More)
Rhythm in the Grid with 8th Notes


Rhythm in the Grid with 8th Notes

(SP760)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Rhythm

This is like the one I made with 16th notes that you can use with Level 2 students. ... (More)
Meet Mighty Dot


Meet Mighty Dot

(SP765)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Rhythm

If you want a funny poster to explain dotted notes, you are in the right place!

... (More)
Individual Rhythm Flash Cards


Individual Rhythm Flash Cards

(SP767)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

These rhythm flash cards are about the size of a deck of playing cards. They are small enough for students to hold in their hands to play card games. A variety of levels are included, from beginning to late intermediate. There are 6 pages of cards. The last page is a a colorful graphic designed to b ... (More)
Major Key Signature Chart (Blank)


Major Key Signature Chart (Blank)

(SP805)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Theory Aids

This file has moved to the Teaching Aids page where you will find black & white and color major and minor key signature charts. .... (More)

Grand Staff Flash Cards


Grand Staff Flash Cards

(SP809)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

These flash cards are the size of playing cards. There are four pages of cards and include all the ledger line notes from low C to high C.

If you want an easy set for beginners, print the first page only.

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Reverse side (back) of playing card size Flash Cards


Reverse side (back) of playing card size Flash Cards

(SP810)

Level: All Levels

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

If you can print on the back of your playing card size flash cards, you might find this helps students and parents. Bear in mind that if you print your flash cards on regular paper, this will show through.

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Mini Flash Cards


Mini Flash Cards

(SP816)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

These mini flash cards are 2" x 2 1/2 ... (More)
Mini Ledger Line Flash Cards


Mini Ledger Line Flash Cards

(SP817)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Flash Cards

This is a set of mini sized flash cards featuring notes beyond the top and bottom lines of the grand staff. These cards have room under the staff for the thumb to hold the cards when working for speed playing the notes at the piano. For the mini cards on the grand staff, print SP816. ... (More)
Keyboard Labels


Keyboard Labels

(SP855)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

Please check my Blog for instructions on how to use these. ... (More)
Two Octave Keyboard Labels


Two Octave Keyboard Labels

(SP857)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

These keyboard labels are long enough to write full scales. Print them on 1" X 2 5/8 "address labels so you can peel them off and use in your students.... (More)

Labels With Bass and Treble Staves


Labels With Bass and Treble Staves

(SP858)

Level: Varies

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

These labels can be used in student assignment books to practice writing scales or intervals. The staves are small, so these are best used with students old enough to read small note heads. These were made to be printed on Avery Label #8160, The ;abels are 1" by 2 5/8.... (More)

Technique Certificate


Technique Certificate

(SP860)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

You can use this certificate in a studio technique program you design yourself.  As students progress, you can award them a certificate for each level. Check out my blog if you want more information. ... (More)
Stuck in the Tar Pits


Stuck in the Tar Pits

(SP862)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Music Reading

I created this graphic to help my young students learn how to spot practice.  This graphic makes it fun to repeat a small section.

The student puts his pawn on the first black tar pit and plays a very short section, such as a measure, of a difficult spot..... (More)

Over the Rainbow 123


Over the Rainbow 123

(SP863)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Music Reading

If your boys loved the Tar Pits practice game, your young girls will fall in love with Over the Rainbow,.... (More)

Casual Recital Certificate


Casual Recital Certificate

(SP864)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

This is a certificate to pass out at your recital. It is made in a colorful, casual style. Be sure to set your printer to landscape mode.

... (More)
Recital Certificate


Recital Certificate

(SP865)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

Here is the companion certificate to the casual certificate posted above. I made this in black and white so that you can print it on formal looking parchment paper, found in office supply stores. Set your printer to landscape, and use your color setting for best results. ... (More)
Fishy Scales Certificate


Fishy Scales Certificate

(SP866)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

Here is a really cute certificate to celebrate with your early elementary students when they learn a complete a set of 5-finger scales. However, since it is blank, you can use it for anything you wish!

If you want a technique certificate for older students, look .... (More)

Binder Cover


Binder Cover

(SP870)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

This is a cover for a see-through presentation binders. You can add your student's name at the top, or use it like it is. This is great for teachers who use binders for their student ... (More)
Assignment Page for Younger Children


Assignment Page for Younger Children

(SP874)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

Younger children love this assignment sheet I made just for them!

There are two pages in this printable so that you can use a duplex printer and print on both side. Check out my blog for more information about this printable..... (More)

Assignment Pages-one ready to use and one editable


Assignment Pages-one ready to use and one editable

(SP875)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

Put this in your students.... (More)

Binder Cover


Binder Cover

(SP878)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

There are two pages in this PDF. The first is in color and the second is black and white. When you print, specify which page you wish. ... (More)
Reminder Postcard


Reminder Postcard

(SP879)

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

This printable is a reminder postcard to send to parents before lessons resume. There are 4 on each page, so you can print as many as you need. ... (More)
Welcome Poster


Welcome Poster

(SP880)

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

This is a poster you can print out to welcome students back to music class. The idea came from some regular classroom welcome back posters I saw. It matches the polka dot theme 2013 calendar as well as some other things I ... (More)
Flowers Practice Chart


Flowers Practice Chart

(SP885)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

Students can record the days they practice on this colorful practice chart. ... (More)
Music Bookplate


Music Bookplate

(SP898)

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Odds and Ends

If you ever get your music books mixed up with your students' books, try this printable music bookplate to label your personal books or books you loan out.

Print on large shipping labels, 6 to a page, such as Avery brand label #8164. Be sure to set the page size option to "fit.... (More)

The NoteBoys: The Incredible Whole Rest


The NoteBoys: The Incredible Whole Rest

(SP950)

Level: Elementary

Type: Teaching Aids

Sub-type: Rhythm

The NoteBoys are back. This time they want to help your students understand that a whole rest means to rest for the entire measure, regardless of the time signature. Your students will enjoy the humor and it will help them remember! ... (More)
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