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How Does A Piano Work? – Identify the parts of a piano and see how they all work together.
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.
Acoustic Pianos Fact Sheet - Compare the advantages and disadvantages of acoustic and digital pianos.
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.
Basic Rules of Piano Care - Learn how to care for your piano.
PLC Treasure Hunt - Explore the student area of the Piano Learning Center by finding the answers to questions on how a piano works, history, care and more.

Name the Piano Parts - Learn the different parts of the inside and outside of grand and vertical pianos. Try Piano Parts Concentration, too.
Piano Parts Word Search
Test Your Piano IQ Worksheet
What's It Called - Match the parts of a piano to the correct descriptions.
Pianos Through the Ages - Learn about the history of pianos by completing a word search puzzle.
How Does A Piano Work? – Identify the parts of a piano and see how they all work together.
Piano Activity Place Mat - Print out your own on 8-1/2" x 14" activity page.

Piano Baseball – Turn learning into fun when you and your friends 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 - Learn about tempo, dynamics and articulation terms, symbols and marks.
Piano Science – Connect music and science with experiments and activities that help you explore the concept of sound waves and how the different parts of a piano work together to create the sounds we call music.
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.

• Concentration with Music Notes
• Concentration with Piano Parts
• Hangman with Piano and Music Terminology/a>



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.
Introduction to Tuning Forks - From the National Museum of American History.

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

The Piano In Children’s Literature Reading List
The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori – Learn about the history of pianos by reading about the creator of the first modern piano.
Write A Book Review - Includes a review form, suggested book list and sample.

Tuning Forks - Learn how a tuning fork is used to tune a piano.
Piano Science – Connect music and science with experiments and activities that help you explore the concept of sound waves and how the different parts of a piano work together to create the sounds we call music.
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.
Tuning Fork Acoustics - From the National Museum of American History.

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.

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
Name the Piano Parts
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
What's It Called

Explore Sound
Pianos Through the Ages
Express Yourself
Tuning Forks

Piano Care Information
Find a Registered Piano Technician
How to Become a Piano Technician
PLC Teacher Page
Music Advocacy - Find out about the benefits of learning to play the piano.
Find a Certified Music Teacher

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