Teacher Appreciation Week | 7 Ideas for Thanking Your Teacher

It’s teacher appreciation week! That’s right teachers and students – May 2nd through May 6th is all about thanking teachers for all they do.

In 1984 the National PTA established the first week in May as the week to honor teachers – the people who devote their time, passion and skills to educating our children.

Wondering how you can thank them? Here are a few ideas…

1) Give your teacher an award certificate. (Print free certificate below.)
2) Bake cookies. Wrap them nicely in clear cellophane and include a ribbon and a note.
3) Make a Report Card and give them all “A’s”.
4) Give them a gift card for ice cream or their favorite restaurant.
5) Give them a framed photo of both of you.
6) Nominate them for a teacher of the year award, and let them know that you did.
7) Practice. You might not think this a good one, but it one of the best things you can do to make your teacher happy and feel valued.

Download and Print Free Music Award Certificate

Music Teacher Award Certificate

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Disney Songs for Piano | Free Sheet Music

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Notice: Since this post was published Chromatik.com changed from a sheet music site to a forwarded link to another music site. Disney piano sheet music is no longer offered.

Chromatik.com offers a free download to new visitors, so it’s a great chance to see what they’ve got and get a free piece of sheet music. If you like Disney songs they’ve have them for easy piano and a more advanced level. It’s one of the few chances you have to get legal versions of Disney songs as a free download.

Below are a few of the Disney movies for which they have free sheet music piano arrangements. Just browse their site, pick out the piece you like and download it.

Free sheet music downloads include titles like:

A Whole New World – Aladdin
Prince Ali – Aladdin
Friend Like Me – Aladdin

Belle – Beauty and the Beast
Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? – Frozen
Let It Go – Frozen
For The First Time In Forever – Frozen

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Alexander’s Ragtime Band | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Alexander’s Ragtime Band is a jazzy piece for easy piano students. It’s a great opportunity to practice the swing style, and the perfect addition to lesson curriculum for 3rd-5th year students. It has a few tricky rhythms, but nothing that can’t be learn with a little bit of practice.

Download and Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Alexander’s Ragtime Band for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo

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Romeo and Juliet (Love Theme) | Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s a piece for easy/intermediate piano students. Interested in reading a little about the piece? I’ve included an excerpt from Wikipedia below, and a link so you can read more on the site.

Download and Print Free Easy Romeo and Juliet Piano Sheet Music

Romeo and Juliet (Love Theme) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo

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About Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is an orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is styled an Overture-Fantasy, and is based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Like other composers such as Berlioz and Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky was deeply inspired by Shakespeare and wrote works based on The Tempest and Hamlet as well… Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Erie Canal | Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

Erie Canal is a fun and jazzy song for young piano students. It’s easy to play, and a great choice to introduce students to swing eighth notes. The arrangement is two pages in length and available in PDF format.

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Erie Canal | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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About the Erie Canal
The Erie Canal, in New York state, extends from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Lyrics
I’ve got a mule,
Her name is Sal,
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal.
She’s a good old worker
And a good old pal,
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal.
We’ve hauled some barges in our day
Filled with lumber, coal and hay
And ev’ry inch of the way I know
From Albany to Buffalo.

Low Bridge, ev’rybody down,
For it’s Low Bridge,
We’re coming to a town!
You can always tell your neighbor,
You can always tell your pal,
If you’ve ever navigated
On the Erie Canal.
Low Bridge, ev’rybody down,
For it’s Low Bridge,
We’re coming to a town!
You can always tell your neighbor,
You can always tell your pal,
If you’ve ever navigated
On the Erie Canal.

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Dance of the Cygnets (Tchaikovsky) | Free Easy Sheet Music for Piano

Dance of the Cygnets is a dance movement from Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. The dance is from the ballet’s second act. The French translation of the original title means “Dance of the Little Swans.”

If you enjoy the music of Tchaikovsky, and have been playing the piano for a few years, this arrangement of this piece from Swan Lake will present a wonderful challenge.

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Dance of the Cygnets by Tchaikovsky | Free Sheet Music for Piano

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About the Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension. Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Mozart | Meet the Composer Piano Book – Easy Piano

Here’s a printable resources for piano teachers and students that you’re sure to excited about –  a best of Mozart Piano Book. This digital print book is an assortment of Mozart’s works,  including arrangements of many of his most popular pieces for piano and orchestra.

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Mozart | Meet the Composer Piano Book – Easy Piano

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Table of Contents
Biography
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Theme from Ah, vous dirai-je Maman)
Marriage of Figaro
Air
Clarinet Concerto (Theme)
Turkish March
Funeral March
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Sonata in C Major (1st Mvt.)
Symphony No. 40 (Theme)
Ah, vous dirai-je Maman

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