I like to end music lessons with a game/activity. One that I use often is a game that I made up many years ago. The basic goal of the activity is to get students to name the keys on the piano keyboard accurately and quickly.

Rules/Proceedures

1) Tell students, “We are going to play a game. The first one to ten points wins.”

2) Tell students, “I will call out an alphabet letter. As quickly as you can, play the correct key. I will count to two, and then play the correct key. If you beat me, you get the point. If you play the wrong key, or I beat you, I get the point.”

3) Begin the game, tallying the score as you go. First one to 10 points wins the game.

Variation
You can also try a variation on this game by point to notes on the printed page if you would like to make note naming your goal. If you go this route, I find it helpful to limit the number of notes used during game play for younger students.

Interested in a new note naming activity for your piano students? Here are two games created by NolaPianoTeacher.Wordpress.com. Visit the site to print the game board and playing cards.

Learning Space Notes | Printable Board Game

Learning Line Notes | Printable Board Game

Enjoy!

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Get these free printable concentration (memory) games from MakingMusicFun.net, and add some excitement to your note name drills.

Begin by selecting 16 cards (8 note cards and 8 alphabet letter cards). Then test your memory and your ability identify the notes of the treble, bass or viola clef. The player with the most pairs of matching cards at the end of the game wins. For two or more players. One player could race the clock, trying to beat a previous time.

Free Printable Concentration (Memory) Game | Treble Clef

Free Printable Concentration (Memory) Game | Bass Clef

Free Printable Concentration (Memory) Game | Viola (Alto) Clef

Want Music Flash Cards? Find them at the following link:

Free Printable Flash Cards | Treble and Bass Clef

MakingMusicFun.net offers a collection of free printable note naming worksheets to develop early music theory skills. They are a quality educational resource and great fun!
Note Name Worksheet Instructions
Color over each of the first 5 whole notes with a different color for each note and then complete the rest of the worksheet by naming each note correctly and coloring each note the same color as it was colored at the top of the worksheet. Grab your crayons and color your way to success!

Color That Note! Worksheet Treble Clef/C Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Bass Clef/C Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Treble Clef/G Position
Color That Note! Worksheet Bass Clef/G Position

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Ready, Set, Go! Note Name Speed Tests | Free to Print

MakingMusicFun.net offers a collection of free printable note naming worksheets to develop early music theory skills. They are a quality educational resource and great fun!

Check out this free note naming worksheet. Name each note and then write the alphabet letter in the blank below. Once you figure out what the word is, you can start solving the puzzle!

Let’s Crossword! Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet

Enjoy!

 

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Ready, Set, Go! Note Name Speed Tests | Free to Print

CodeMaker! note name worksheets make music theory fun,  challanging kids turn words into secret code – music notes!

The following worksheets are available on the MakingMusicFun.net website, and are free to print. Check them out!

CodeMaker! Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef Note Name Worksheet
CodeMaker! Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet

Enjoy!

 

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It All Adds Up! | Basic Rhythm Worksheets
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Ready, Set, Go! Note Name Speed Tests | Free to Print

CodeBreaker! worksheets from MakingMusicFun.net challange kids to correctly name the notes of the treble and bass clef. Identify the note, then write its alphabet letter name on the blank below. The code is broken when the alphabet letters reveal the secret word.

Free Printable Worksheets

CodeBreaker! Note Name Worksheet Treble Clef Note Name Worksheet
CodeBreaker! Note Name Worksheet Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet

Enjoy!

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MakingMusicFun.net features a collection of fun music lesson ideas for the homeschool student. Even non-musician moms will find these lesson plans and lesson materials easy and rewarding.

Meet the Composer Curriculum

Composer Biographies

Introduce your children to the great composers with biographies that are written just for kids. Also included are free lesson lesson plans specifically designed for non-musician homeschooling moms.  It’s all there for you. No planing, no organizing.  Just click and teach.

Free Printable Composer Worksheets

Read a Meet the Composer biography with your child. Then get them started then started on a free printable composer worksheet while you put on a CD. It’s a great way to get them to listen to the music of the masters.

Free Sheet Music Index

Play the music of our great composers. Tell your music teacher about the free printable sheet music and save a little on music books.  The sheet music is organized by level for piano, from beginning Level 1 piano solos through intermediate Level 5 solos.  There are also limited sheet music collections for woodwind, brass and string instruments.  The quality of the sheet music is exceptional.

Printable Note Naming Worksheets

Drill your child’s treble and bass clef note naming skills with free printable worksheets.

Printable Intervals Worksheets

Drill your child’s interval identification and note naming skills with free printable worksheets.

Free Educational Desktop Wallpaper

Teach the instruments of the orchestra and then let the wallpaper drill the basics.

Free Music Video Lessons

Learn to play  the Recorder with 5 easy to understand step-by-step video lessons inlcuding printable sheet music.

ClassicsforKids.com features several educational flash games for young music students. The ‘Note Name Game’ presents kids with a word spelled in music notes. Drag the note name to the blank the spell the mystery word. The ‘Compose Your Own Music’ activity is also worth a look.

Play ‘Note Name Game’

Toss those printable worksheets! Learn your notes names with Oliver and the gang with a brand new online arcade game.

Eek! Shark! Music Theory Arcade Game

Eek! Shark!

“Snagglebeard’s pirate ship has hit a reef, and treasure is falling from a hole in the boat. Collect the coins the name the notes correctly before time runs out. But watch out! Wrong answers bring sharks. Three sharks ends the game!”

Select the treble or bass clef, set the note range that you would like to practice, and play!

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