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The Piano Revealed - A fun lesson that trains student in the basic parts and functions of the piano mechanisms and acoustics while preparing for a recital. Also includes worksheets for learning the parts of the piano.
Keyboard Puzzles - A lesson that helps young students learn the arrangements of piano keys.
Piano Sounds - A lesson that explores how the different parts of the piano work together to make sounds.
Preparing for a Performance - Use the book "Henry the Steinway and the Piano Recital" along with other tips to help your students get ready for a piano recital. Elementary age level.
The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori – Learn about the history of pianos by reading about the creator of the first modern piano. Elementary age level.

How Does A Piano Work? – Identify the parts of a piano and see how they all work together. Includes a fact sheet, a piano facts quiz and diagrams of the inside of a piano.
Name the Piano Parts - Reproducible worksheets you can use to learn the different parts of the inside and outside of grand and vertical pianos. Try the Piano Parts Concentration game, too.
What’s the Difference? – Learn about the unique characteristics of an acoustic piano and how the different parts of a piano allow you to “express” yourself.  Includes a student fact sheet, discussion questions and piano exercises. Middle school age and up.
Acoustic Pianos Fact Sheet - Compare the advantages and disadvantages of acoustic and digital pianos.

Name the Piano Parts - Reproducible worksheets you can use to learn the different parts of the inside and outside of grand and vertical pianos. Try the Piano Parts Concentration game, too.
Piano Parts Word Search – Puzzles for elementary and middle school levels, reproducible.
Test Your Piano IQ Worksheet – Elementary and middle school levels, reproducible.
Pianos Through the Ages - Learn about the history of pianos by completing a word search puzzle. Middle school age and up.
How Does A Piano Work? – Identify the parts of a piano and see how they all work together. Includes a fact sheet, a piano facts quiz and diagrams of the inside of a piano.
Piano Activity Place Mat - Print out your own on 8-1/2" x 14" paper, reproducible.

Piano Baseball – Turn learning into fun when students compete to see who knows the most about the piano.
Play It, Don't Say It Card Game - Put your knowledge of tempo, dynamics and articulation terms, symbols and marks to work.
Express Yourself - Activities to help your students learn and practice working with tempo, dynamics and articulation terms, symbols and marks.
Piano Science – Help kids connect music and science with experiments and activities that help them explore the concept of sound waves and how the different parts of a piano work together to create the sounds we call music. Elementary and middle school age level.
Explore Sound – These Interesting activities from the NDT Resource Center will help you learn more about sound. Apply what you learn to how the parts of a piano work togther to create sound. Geared towards 6th grade and up.

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Concentration with music notes
• Concentration with piano parts
• Hangman with piano and music terminology

How Piano Actions Work - A link to a video clip of a demonstration by Clarence Zeches, RPT.
Grand Action in Motion - see a YouTube video of a grand action moving in real-time and slow motion.
Tuning Forks - Learn how a tuning fork is used to tune a piano.

The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori – Learn about the history of pianos by reading about the creator of the first modern piano. Elementary age level.
Pianos Through the Ages - Learn about the history of pianos by completing a word search puzzle. Middle school age and up.
Piano History Fact Sheet  - See how the piano has changed over the last 300 years.

The Piano In Children’s Literature Reading List - Read aloud to your child or class, assign book reports or incorporate these stories into your lesson plans.
The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori – Learn about the history of pianos by reading about the creator of the first modern piano. Elementary age level.
Write A Book Review - Enhance lesson time or integrate music and reading. Includes a review form, suggested book list and sample.

Tuning Forks - Learn how a tuning fork is used to tune a piano.
Piano Science – Help kids connect music and science with experiments and activities that help them explore the concept of sound waves and how the different parts of a piano work together to create the sounds we call music. Elementary and middle school age level.
Piano Sounds  - A lesson that explores how the different parts of the piano work together to make sounds.
Explore Sound – These Interesting activities from the NDT Resource Center will help you learn more about sound. Apply what you learn to how the parts of a piano work togther to create sound. Geared towards 6th grade and up.

Piano Activity Place Mat - Print out your own on 8-1/2" x 14" paper, reproducible
Origami Piano – Fold your own 3-D vertical piano, reproducible.
Grand Piano Art - Cut, fold and glue your own miniature grand piano. PDF includes full-color, detailed pieces and instructions.  From Accoutrements.
Coloring Pages - Sample pages from the PTG coloring book; preschool and early elementary levels, reproducible.
Student Reward Bookmarks - Print these colorful bookmarks on cardstock and cut apart for a fun reward at the end of a lesson, reproducible.

Student Reward Bookmarks - Print these colorful bookmarks on cardstock and cut apart for a fun reward at the end of a lesson, reproducible.
Write A Book Review - Enhance lesson time or integrate music and reading. Includes a review form, suggested book list and sample.
Student Practice Record - two per page
Piano Learning Center flyer - full-color, four per page

Piano Activity Place Mat
Coloring Pages
Piano Parts Word Search
Test Your Piano IQ Worksheet
Piano Science
Keyboard Puzzles
Piano Sounds
Preparing for a Performance 
The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori

Origami Piano
Grand Piano Art
Piano Parts Word Search
Test Your Piano IQ Worksheet
Piano Science
Pianos Through the Ages
Piano Baseball
Play It, Don't Say It Card Game
Tuning Forks

Explore Sound
Pianos Through the Ages
Express Yourself
Tuning Forks

 

 

 

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