Category Archives: Certificates

One Minute Club Certificate

One Minute Club Certificate

It’s the end of the year and time to pass out certificates to our students. I am posting an 8 1/2 /x 11 size certificate you can give to your students if they were able to join the “club” this year. This is the same graphic theme that I used all year, and the certificate looks just like this year’s (2012) membership card.

If you want to read more about how I use the One Minute Club in my studio, (the idea is not original to me) check out my posts here, and here, as well as posts with a different card each year. (I have been making these cards for many years, long before the internet! Unfortunately I can’t find them all, lost to time I guess.) You can type in One Minute Club in the search engine at the top left of the page, and when the results show up, scroll down and click “Older Posts” at the bottom to see the past posts. You can look at how I change the card each year as my graphic ideas evolve.

LaDona, over at LaDona’s Music Studio, writes about the One Minute Club today. LaDona asked if I had a certificate, and I am happy she reminded me to post this one. I follow her always interesting blog on Flipboard. (Thank you PianoAnne for telling me about Flipboard a few years ago!)

Click on the link under the picture to download this free printable. Be sure to set your printer to landscape. There is a 1/4 inch white border around the edges. The watermark will not show in your copy. It uses a fair amount of ink, but it is still cheaper than buying color certificates! I do not have a black and white version available, but I am working on that for the future.


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Cute Certificate for Completing Fishy Scales

Fishy Scales Certificate

When your younger students learn their 5-finger scale patterns, reward them with this colorful certificate!

I made this last year when a teacher asked me if I had a certificate for my Fishy Scales. I didn’t have one, but I thought it was a good idea, so I made one!

I’m not quite sure why I never got around to posting this when I made it, but here it is now.

The nice thing about this certificate is that you can not only use it to go along with the Fishy Scales,  but really for anything, since it is blank.

If you are looking for something for your older students, check out this different technique certificate I posted several years ago for older students.

Be sure to set your printer to landscape mode. Try setting your printer to 2-up, which will print 2 on a page and save some paper and ink.

I hope your students enjoy the fishy scales certificate!


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Piano Recital Certificate – Traditional

Traditional Recital Certificate

If the colorful  certificate from my last post was too much, you might be interested in this black and white certificate I made for my older students. This one is made to be printed on colored parchment paper that you can buy at office stores and even some craft stores.  

What do you think of my border? I didn’t want to use a pre-made one, so I made my own.  I drew the entire border in Photoshop, starting with one flower and then stringing them along, kind of like quilting.  Originally I made it in color, but I converted it to black and white for use with colored paper.


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Piano Recital Certificate in a Casual Style

Casual Recital Certificate

Have you ever had certificates to pass out to everyone in your recital except for that one little student who just started taking lessons? Here is something you can pass out to him or to all of your students.  I designed this in a casual style, but I also made one that is more formal, and I will post that in a few days. So hang on if casual certificates are not your style!

We all know that students get a lot of certificates and awards nowadays.  Have you ever wondered what happens to all of it?  I visited one of my students a few years ago  and he proudly showed off a scrapbook he made with everything he had ever received from me carefully preserved. I was so touched, and it certainly makes the time and effort I put forth to make this material all worthwhile!

Of course,  your comments and emails are encouraging, too, and I very much appreciate them. Thank you!


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