If you’re like most teachers, you are probably overwhelmed with recital preparations. Right now, every lesson with every student is focused on those end-of-year performances.
But in the blink of an eye, your recital will be over and you’ll be saying goodbye to your kids as they head off for their summer holidays.
And when this happens, will you have given them the tools they need to keep their piano skills progressing during the break?
If not, don’t despair! We’ve been building a library of free piano activities that you can quickly print off and send home with your students so that they remember to spend some time with music this summer!
In today’s post, we’re adding to this collection with a wonderful listening activity that can be completed during those holiday road trips (or any time kids have to get in the car).
Theory-2-Go: The Latest Addition To Our Homework Pages
Over the last month, we’ve been creating Teach Piano Today Homework Pages. These simple-to-follow activities reinforce theory concepts with game-based learning. They require no preparation and very little (if any) adult intervention.
They are also the perfect printables to add to a summer homework binder!
If you want your students to avoid the “summer slide” (where they lose a month or more of musical progress) it is essential that you give them ways to continue their musical development away from piano lessons. A summer homework binder is a really great way!
Unlike most homework binders, however, when your students return to lessons next year, this exciting collection of game-based learning will actually contain completed sheets.
Today we are adding our 7th printable to the Teach Piano Today Homework Pages and will be growing the collection quickly over the coming weeks.
Theory-2-Go is a scavenger hunt themed piano printable that encourages your students to develop their musical ears. It is a simple pencil and paper activity that requires your students to listen for specific musical concepts in the songs they hear on their car radio. When they hear a song that corresponds to the musical term on their activity sheet, they write the song name in the corresponding box.
Their challenge is to achieve a Theory-2-Go Bingo (one song name in every box) before their car ride is over.
You can access Theory-2-Go (and our other free Teach Piano Today Homework Pages) by clicking here or on the image below (If you are prompted, enter the required password that can be found in the email we sent you today). The Theory-2-Go file also contains a blank game board that you can use to create your own scavenger hunt.
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