Keyboard Templates, Aids and Worksheets for Music Teachers
This Piano Starter Kit is a lovely little collection of templates, worksheets and visual teaching aids that Music teachers will love. These materials have been created and perfected over many years. They work brilliantly in classroom situations and are appropriate for teaching keyboard or piano to grades 4 - 12.
In this kit you will find:
- A large keyboard visual aid printout - Works well laminated with magnetic tape attached. An excellent resource that teachers can use to demonstrate chords to a class.
- Piano Templates / Keyboard Templates - This small printable guide helps students quickly find correct keys on the keyboard and sits neatly at the back of the piano keys. No need to write on the keys with whiteboard marker!
- Worksheets and Sheet Music - Some introductory worksheets to establish a knowledge of the keyboard and get students playing melody and chords in no time. You can use some of these materials with songs of your own choosing.
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The fun and friendly monkey, otherwise known as Cheeky, is ready for you to print off and color in. If you are planning on using this for children between the ages of 2 and 8 then why not have a listen to some of Cheeky's music while you color in.
This coloring in activity sheet outlines some of the different parts of the drum kit.
For a bit of fun, have a listen to, "Playing the Drums" from the Melody Shakers album, Keep on Dancing while you complete this worksheet.
The song also includes actions that can be performed with the song.
Basic Music notes
Color by code is an excellent way to familiarise students with music notation. Students check what symbol or note type is present in each section and then color in that section with the corresponding color.
This simple coloring sheet uses four different note duration types. It is suitable for young students who are beginning to learn music notation. It is recommended that you discuss the names of each of the notes before hand and conduct some rhythmic exercises to strengthen the learning experience.
A collection of drum beats, rudiments, rhythms and reading exercises for the beginner to intermediate drummer.
The drum lesson material is best used with a drum tutor/teacher. While a lot can be learnt through free lessons from sources such as YouTube, a real-life teacher will be able to give you the best feedback and advice.
The drum lesson material does not explain how to hold the drum sticks or how to adopt the correct technique. It is designed to provide exercises that focus on learning new drum beats, developing coordination and improving reading skills.
Learning to read music is an excellent skill to have. A drummer who can read music will make themselves much more versatile and will be able to perform in a larger variety of ensembles.
This download has 2 copies of the book; one with U.S note names and another with U.K note names.
U.S - Uses names, whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes
U.K - Uses names semibreve, minim, crotchet, quavers, semiquavers (also used by Australia and other Commonwealth nations)
If you're interested in this then you'll love Duet for Drummers. Check it out on the Music Room Resources store.
Easy percussion duets for any size group
This book is a fantastic way to introduce simple rhythms with a well structured and gradual approach. The difficulty gradually increases over a series of small exercises and performances and teaches students how to use dynamics, sticking and perform as part of a group.
The 17 page booklet includes a number of basic duets for the beginning drummer and is an excellent resource for individual, group lessons and classroom percussion activities.
This MEGA PACK includes 176 rhythm cards using Kodaly notation and also has some ideas and activities for you to use with your students.
These rhythm cards are designed to be printed, laminated, cut or folded to suit your needs. Each rhythm card is half an A4 page in size, which makes it nice and easy for students to see. You can use whatever rhythm syllables you prefer and the note heads are only present when needed.
The rhythms have been organised into separate PDF's according to note values and difficulty. Print some or print them all!
The rhythms are in 4/4 time signature and include the following note values
- quarter notes (crotchets)
- quarter rests (crotchet rests)
- eighth note pairs (quavers)
- sixteenth note groups (semiquavers)
- half notes (minims)
Have fun making rhythms!
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David Thurlow is a husband of 1, father of 3 and Music teacher of many. He has been a private Music tutor and classroom music teacher for over 10 years and has taught all ages from preschool through to year 12.