I’m always on the lookout for ways to make score study fun, relevant, and motivating. While we were decorating our family Christmas tree the other day, half of the lightbulbs on a string of lights suddenly went out. Inconvenient, yes (we had it half-wrapped with a now-defective light string) but my own mental lightbulb was shining brightly with a piano printable.
Today’s score study printable reinforces primer-level note reading and will become a fast favorite with your holiday-happy piano students. The thrill of “decorating” a Christmas Tree will provide all the motivation your students need to dive into their piano pieces.
Trim The Tree While Having Score-Study Fun!
Today’s printable is easy to use and will find a happy place in the piano binders of a wide variety of your students. All you need is the printable (see download instructions below), a set of small round stickers (find them at Staples if you don’t already have something), and your students’ current pieces.
To play, have your students follow these instructions:
- Sit on the floor with the worksheet, two dice, a pack of colored dot stickers, and a primer piano book opened to any piece.
- Roll the dice and add the resulting value. Find the measure in your piano piece that matches the number rolled (roll again if a matching measure is not available). Use a colored dot sticker to cover a note name on the Christmas Tree that matches the first note of the measure. If a matching note name cannot be found the turn is over.
- Repeat Steps 1 – 3 ten more times. How many note names on the tree were you able to cover?
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