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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Piano Lab Assignment Sheets

Creating and organizing my piano lab curriculum has been a long ongoing process. After going to a local piano teacher's seminar by Renee Lacey (creator of Ear Training Expedition), I decided to organize my own list Computer Lab Activities to directly correlate with the order of concepts introduced in the method books I typically use.
Renee has a booklet for sale with lab lesson plans utilizing various software programs and organized by rotating weekly themes (see more under Leveled/Topical Approach in this post). For my friend who has a large studio this has been a great asset. I chose to come up with my own curriculum instead so that I could more flexibly implement other online resources, avoid the cost of new software and cater to my students specific needs.
I have a durable plastic colored folder for each of my students that includes their Piano Lab Assignment Tracking Sheet. Following is a small sample of my Level 1 Activities. To the right of the activity there is a column for "Date Assigned," "Score,"(recorded by student) and "Done"(checked off by teacher). By color-coding the activities (Green-online, Black-lab binder w/ dry erase markers, Red-Music Ace, etc.) I can more easily prep for lessons. Before or after lessons it only takes me a minute or two to scan each students checklist, check progress & move the highlighter tape to the activities I'd like them to complete next. If they have mastered a concept (like white key names) before completing all the activities, I skip to the next concept. It is helpful for me to have them all listed for students who need the extra reinforcement

Concept

Activity

LH/RH & Finger Numbers

SP Colorful Fingers worksheet


Tonic Tutor Blue Finger Puppets

High/Low

Midisaurus Sounds Around Us


Midisaurus High and Low


Ear Training Exped.P1 Level 1-Unit 1


Music Ace Lesson 2 Intro to Keyboard


Music Ace Game 2

Same/Diff. Melodies

MLC Smiley & Friends play 2x

Going Up/Down

MLC Storm Chasers play 2x


Ear Training Exped P1 Level 1 Unit 2

Note Names QH

MLC Meteor Match play 2x

Note Names QHW

Happy Note Space

Rhythm QHWqr

WPS Note Value Worksheet

Draw qr 4/4 measure

Theory pg 10-14 (draw rests, measures)

Adagio Allegro

Midisaurus Fast and Slow

Rhythm Steady Beat

Music Ace Lesson 3 Beat and Tempo


Music Ace Game 3

White Key Names

Midisaurus Music Alphabet


MLC Letter Fly CDE


MLC Letter Fly FGAB


Tonic Tutor Piano Keys


Alfred Name That Key


SP Hide the Pumpkin Worksheet


WPS White Key Notes Worksheet


Emusictheory.com Piano Keys Quiz


Music Ace Lesson 5 ABC’s of Keyboard


Music Ace Game 5


Music Ace Lesson 7 More Piano ABC’s


Music Ace Lesson 7

Piano/forte

Midisaurus Loud and Soft


Theory pgs 22-25 f/p complete measure


I also typically have them start lab by listening to the weekly Classics for Kids program (about 5 min).

Sometimes if a student is making fast progress, I allow them to choose their own activities from the link list on my blog, beat their own high scores or just create their own songs on the Music Ace Doodle Pad.
After they are familiar with the analysis process I also assign them listening & analysis tasks specific to the song they are learning, but I don't track this on their assignment sheet.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these resources! I checked out Tonic Tutor and it's so neat! =)

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  2. Thanks for this, Heidi! You're always so creative, and I'm glad you are willing to share so much with us!

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