Lesson Plans

Lessons about Piano Parts and their Functions 

The Piano Revealed - A fun lesson that trains students 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.

Name the Piano Parts - Reproducible worksheets you can use to learn the different parts of the inside and outside of grand and vertical pianos.

What's It Called - Match the parts of a piano to the correct descriptions.

Piano Sounds - A lesson that explores how the different parts of the piano work together to make sounds.

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.

Other Topics 

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.

Special Events for Pianists - Ideas for incorporating National Piano Month, Jazz Appreciation Month, Classical Music Month and Music In Our Schools Month into your lessons.

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.

Write A Book Review - Enhance lesson time or integrate music and reading. Includes a review form, suggested book list and sample.


Music Staff Paper - 8 stave, 8 1/2" x 11". Download and print PDF.

Music Staff Paper - 5 stave, 8 1/2" x 11". Download and print PDF.

Student Practice Record

Two per page. Download and print PDF.

Student Reward Bookmarks - Print these colorful bookmarks on cardstock and cut apart for a fun reward at the end of a lesson, reproducible.