As I was planning for my Way Cool Keyboarding summer camps, I realized that the campers will need to play in C position very early on. The first white-key songs they play will be in C position, and they will have to be able to find it pretty quickly by the end of the week. Everything will move quickly in this summer camp, so they will learn the music alphabet, key names on the piano, rhythms, and more all in one week. I was looking for some worksheets that I could use to reinforce C position on the keyboard, but wasn’t able to find much that did what I wanted, so I made a couple of my own!
Both worksheets focus on finding the keys on the keyboard, naming them, and then matching where your hands will go to the keyboard. The first worksheet gives students a little help by having blanks on the keyboard to fill in. Students then match the fingers on the hands to the correct keys on the keyboard.
The second worksheet has a blank keyboard, so students must be able to at least find C to get started, no hints provided by blanks on the keyboard. This one has students color code the keys and then color the fingers to match.
Both of these will provide reinforcement of C position at the keyboard and also give us something to do away from the keyboards for a little break during our 3-hour days of camp. To download the free PDF’s of the worksheets use the links below:
Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.