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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 Halloween/Autumn Mega Pack Giveaway

I'm pleased to announce that my very first Mega Pack is now available, and one lucky person is going to receive this entire pack of musical activities for free! Spread the word about my blog, store, and Facebook page, help my Facebook page reach 450 likes by Friday, September 20 (as of this moment we're at 383 - we can do this, right?), and the name of one of my wonderful Facebook fans will be selected at random to receive the 2013 Halloween/Autumn Mega Pack with Studio License absolutely free! That's a $66 value! Read on to learn more. 


Introducing the 2013 Halloween/Autumn Mega Pack: 50 pages of activities for your Halloween and Autumn season! This pack includes all of your favorite items from MelodyPayne.com, now with Halloween or Autumn themes. 


The entire Halloween/Autumn Mega Pack Studio License can be purchased for only $66, and the entire Halloween/Autumn Mega Pack Single User License can be purchased for only $18. That's a savings of 20% off the price of the individual items!
Your students will thank you for months to come!
Contents: Back to the Basics, Falling for Flats, Keys are a Breeze, Mega Measures (both levels), Monster Melodies, Musical Math is a Hoot, Note Ninjas, Sharp Week, & Symbol Safari, all with Halloween/Autumn themes.
Studio License: You may use this item with multiple students within your studio. If you would like to use this item with multiple teachers, please purchase a separate Studio License for each teacher.
Single User License: You may use this item with a single student within your studio. If you would like to use this item with multiple students in your studio, please purchase the Studio License.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MEGA Measures: Early Elementary Edition

A reader requested an early elementary version of Mega Measures, so here it is! 

Mega Measures: Early Elementary Edition includes three separate worksheet pages with a chalkboard and polkadot theme, and incorporates quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes, as well as 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures. On the first page, students will identify the number of beats in each measure and add a time signature. On the second page, the measures have too many beats and students must “erase” (cross out) a note or rest to give each measure the correct number of beats. On the third page, the measures don’t have enough beats, and students must add notes or rests to each measure to give each measure the appropriate number of beats according to the given time signature.



Please visit my store to purchase your copy of Mega Measures: Early Elementary Edition. 

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Thanks for being part of the Plucky Pianista community! 





Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mega Measures Rhythm Worksheets




Hot off the press...

Brand new rhythm worksheets! If you’re searching for attractive and quality rhythm worksheets to use on your iPad or to print and use with your students, look no further! Mega Measures includes three separate worksheet pages with a chalkboard and polkadot theme, and incorporates quarter notes and rests, half notes, dotted quarter notes, whole notes, dotted quarter-eighth note combinations, eighth notes, and eighth rests, as well as 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures. 

On the first page, students will identify the number of beats in each measure and add a time signature. On the second page, the measures have too many beats and students must “erase” (cross out) a note or rest to give each measure the correct number of beats. On the third page, the measures don’t have enough beats, and students must add notes or rests to each measure to give each measure the appropriate number of beats according to the given time signature.

Facebook fans may visit my Facebook page (click the "Free Stuff" tab) for a free unmarked copy of the worksheet sample above. 

If you want to add all three worksheets to your collection of resources, please visit my store to purchase them. 

Leave a comment below to let me know how you incorporated Mega Measures into your lessons. 


Friday, May 18, 2012

Dotted Half Note Discovery

To add to the "Discovery" series of worksheets available on this blog, here is the next installment! Click to view Whole Note Discovery, Quarter Note Discovery, Quarter Rest Discovery, and Half Note Discovery. This Dotted Half Note Discovery is a review sheet students can complete after learning about the dotted half note. You can place it in a plastic sheet protector (I find the glossy ones to work best) and use it again and again! As I have mentioned before, my beginners LOVE using dry erase markers :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Whole Note Discovery

To add to the "Discovery" series of worksheets available on this blog, here is the next installment! Click to view Quarter Note Discovery, Quarter Rest Discovery, and Half Note Discovery. This Whole Note Discovery is a review sheet students can complete after learning about the whole note. You can place it in a plastic sheet protector and use it again and again! As I have mentioned before, my beginners LOVE using dry erase markers :)

Objectives:
  • To review the whole note
  • To review the number of beats in a whole note
  • To review counting a whole note
  • To practice drawing a whole note
Materials:
  • This printable sheet
  • Plastic sheet protector
  • Dry erase markers (red and blue)
  • Eraser for dry erase markers
Ages:
  • This sheet was designed with young elementary students in mind, but older students may use it as well.
Levels:
  • Beginners who have just learned the whole note 
  • Elementary students who need to review the whole note
  • Teenage and adult beginners who need to review the whole note
Instructions:
  • Print this sheet 
  • Laminate it or place it in a plastic sheet protector
  • Give it to the student to complete either within the lesson or at home



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Egg Scramble

Sometimes very young piano students mistake three symbols in a measure for three beats, even though the three symbols might be "quarter-quarter-half note". This worksheet is for early beginners and helps them solidify the skill of counting the correct number of beats in each measure. It can also serve as a precursor to learning time signatures, which is what I am using it for this week with my three very little girls. Hope you enjoy!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Middle C Position Notes

This may or may not be the last Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt that I post ;)

This one is a bit different from the others. The first page contains the clues that are to be cut out and placed inside the plastic eggs, and the second page is a worksheet that includes multiple examples of all of the notes of Middle C Position, notated on a grand staff. 

When the student finds an egg and opens it to reveal a specific note of Middle C Position (spelled out in words, such as "bass clef A"), he identifies all of the bass clef A's on the sheet by writing "A" near each one. The student continues searching for eggs and identifying notes until the entire sheet is complete, or until you run out of time :) The sheet is placed in a plastic sheet protector so the student can write on it with dry erase markers. You simply erase it and use it again with another student.  


Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Elementary and DIY Versions

As promised, here are the Elementary and DIY versions of the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Instructions for the Elementary version are the same as for the Early Elementary version. The DIY version is a blank template that you can fill out in any way you wish! Please enjoy.



Sunday, March 18, 2012

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Very Early Elementary

How many of your students would love going on an Easter egg hunt during their lessons? My elementary students do, and I am always looking for new ways of reviewing musical concepts so that my students (and I!) don't get bored. I have two young students, kindergarten and first grade, who just began lessons in February, and I wanted to give them an Easter activity to do. Here is a printable for my Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for very early elementary students. The first page contains the musical symbols that should be cut out and placed inside of plastic Easter eggs and "hidden" around your studio. The second page contains a list of vocabulary terms that match the symbols in the eggs. I put the second page inside a plastic sheet protector so students could mark out the items as they found the corresponding symbols. I use only about half of the symbols/terms each week for time reasons and for the fact that I can use the same game during multiple lessons with the same student, having them search for only a few of the eggs each week. That way, I can review the same terms during subsequent lessons if the student needs additional review, or I can review "new" symbols each week. I also plan to use some Easter Bunny tracks from Activity Village as "proof" that the Easter Bunny hid some eggs in my studio :) I hope you and your students enjoy.

An Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for elementary students and a blank scavenger hunt template in which you may fill in your own vocabulary terms and symbols will be posted in the next day or two.



Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Half Note and Quarter Rest Discovery Sheets

As promised, here are the Half Note and Quarter Rest Discovery sheets! The Half Note Discovery sheet was corrected on 4/25/12.






Quarter Note Discovery

My youngest student, an adorable and energetic little girl in kindergarten who started lessons February 7, informed me last week that she would rather play games than learn the "songs". Was I surprised? Not really. Of course kids love to play, and they learn best when they are having fun! That challenges me to continue teaching her without really letting her know she is being taught :) Giving activities fun titles, using fun fonts, and letting her use markers and crayons during the lessons are only a few of the things I do with her each week. These small things make a big impact on her desire to come to piano lessons, and they also continue to contribute to her musical education in a way that makes me feel good about what she is learning, but in a way that is super-fun for her! Here is the latest sheet that I made for her to review pre-staff quarter notes for right and left hands. I will place this in a plastic sheet protector, then she can use dry erase markers to complete the sheet during her lesson. She LOVES dry erase markers! Quarter Rest Discovery and Half Note Discovery will be coming soon... Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, March 01, 2012

Musical Spelling Bee

This week our local newspaper showcased an area middle school student who had made it to the regional spelling bee for the first time and was excited to follow in his sister's footsteps, as she had participated in it for the past four years. This gave me the idea to create a Musical Spelling Bee sheet for students to give them a way to review their note names in a way that would be relevant to them during "spelling bee season" at school. There are many words that can be spelled using only the letters of the music alphabet, and Music Matters Blog offers a list containing many great words as well as a unique and fun spelling bee idea to use in the group lesson setting! Here is the spelling bee sheet I created. Clipart courtesy of Public Domain Clipart.


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