When teaching keys to students, do you ever refer to houses? Seems like a random question but whenever students try to understand how a piece belongs to a key or how relative minor keys are found, I seem to bring up the topic of homes. So to help me teach this topic better, I made a set of flat houses with Major and minor keys to match. Since my children love hidden pictures, I “hid” the flats within pictures of all types of homes. Since I’m not really a great graphic artist, they are not that cleverly hidden but thanks to clker.com artists at least the house pictures look cool?!
Hope you enjoy using this resource as much as my students do! We are going through theory games like crazy right now preparing for the theory test. Next on my to-do list are sharp houses so I hope to share those soon too.
Download here: HousesOfKeys
Whitney Hawker, NCTM, teaches group and private piano at Weber State University, Utah. She loves surprising students with the perfect piece or a new exciting game! After graduate school, she missed sharing ideas and resources daily with colleagues so she and her friend, Spring, began blogging together at 4DPianoTeaching.com