When Spring posted about her listening assignments (see this post), I loved the idea of a weekly listening assignment. Many of my students attend symphony concerts in the area but there is still so much music to be heard and we have the most amazing tools available to listen to more music in our own homes at no cost! YouTube is the best isn’t it?!
So this summer when my studio began our Piano Points project, we started doing more listening. We’ve been using the awesome printable sheets from Pianimation found here. This semester, I decided to make my own version of the Listening Challenge Worksheets that fit on one page – hopefully it will save some ink while still helping students listen more effectively. We have a group class coming up in a few weeks where students will be practicing using these forms while listening to each others’ recorded compositions – should be a very engaging activity for my budding composers. Enjoy!
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