Today we’re sharing a free printable resource for your studio – music alphabet cards! This may seem really simple, but there are so many things you can do with these and you definitely need a set, or a dozen, for your studio. I recommend printing several sets on different colors of paper and laminating them. Then you are ready to use them in group classes or private lessons. Here’s my collection of alphabet sets:
The easiest thing to do with these is just to practice putting the music alphabet in order like this:
You can also test the student to see how fast they can put them in order backwards which is much trickier! I like to have the student put them in order and then sing the Music Alphabet Song from Faber’s My First Piano Adventures Lesson Book A.
I like to use them when practicing key name identification as well, combining the alphabet cards with my Japanese puzzle erasers (read more about those here). I spread out seven erasers on the piano, each on a different letter of the alphabet, and have the student use a set of alphabet cards and identify the keys. At the end it looks something like this:
I’m sure there are many more things you can do with these, but that’s a few ideas to get you started! Here is the PDF file you can download and print:
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.