Category Archives: 1st Grade

God Is So Good | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music (Digital)

Looking for a great hymn tune arranged for kids beginner piano. God Is So Good, a popular praise/Gospel song, is arranged here in C position, with very few notes in the left hand. Even beginners will be able to learn this piece quickly, and enjoy playing it for their family and friends.

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God Is So Good | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘God Is So Good’

God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
he’s so good to me.

He cares for me,
He cares for me,
He cares for me,
he’s so good to me.

God answers prayer,
God answers prayer,
God answers prayer,
he’s so good to me.

I praise his name,
I praise his name,
I praise his name,
he’s so good to me!

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Monsters in My Closet | Drumming/Music Lesson Plan – K-3rd

Need a music classroom lesson plan that’s jam packed with fun? This Monsters in My Closet | Drumming/Music Lesson Plan is perfect for primary grade music students.

The lesson plan is fully-scripted for teachers that are just getting started, or can be reviewed for the basic ideas if you are an experienced music teacher. The lesson plan also includes a super cute speech piece that was written by MakingMusicFun.net.

 

Music Lesson Plan Objective

The goal of this lesson plan is to teach primary age students basic drumming techniques. You can certainly enhance the lesson with a little rhythm reading for a phrase or two of the speech piece.

 

Materials Required

Monsters in My Closet (Rhyme) from the Monster Music Lesson Pack
4 Tubano Drums (or any non-pitched percussion instrument)

 

About Monster Music Lesson Pack

The Monster Music Lesson Pack provides a printable version of the Monsters in My Closet speech piece and lesson, and 31 more pages monster-themed lesson resources and bulletin board posters.  The purchase of the lesson pack isn’t required. The lesson page that I link to provides you with everything you need. The Monster Music Lesson Pack just lets you extend the monster-sized fun for a whole month of lessons.

 

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Monster-Themed Elementary Music Lesson Plan Bundle

Looking for a couple fun music lesson plans and worksheets for your K-3rd grade students?

This monster-themed music lesson plan pack is filled with adorable monsters and engaging lesson plans that your students will love!

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You’ll get 34 pages of monster-themed lesson plans and resources, including a composer biography for Modest Mussorgsky, lesson plans for composition/dynamics and drumming, treble/bass clef note name worksheets and rhythm worksheets, monster-themed action songs, and cut-outs for your bulletin board.

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Here’s the whole list for this awesome music lesson plan bundle:

Music Lesson Bundle Contents

Introduction
6 – 8.5×11 Monster Bulletin Board Illustrations
1 – 8×16 Monster Music Month Bulletin Board Poster (2 – 8.5×11 Pages)
Hey Kids, Meet Modest Mussorgsky (Biography)
Modest Mussorgsky Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application
Listening Glyph Guide
3 – Listening Glyphs (Night on Bald Mountain, General, Blank)
“Monsters in My Closet” Speech Piece
“Monsters in My Closet” Drumming Lesson K-3
“Monsters in My Closet” Music Composition/Dynamics Lesson Plan K-3
“Monsters in My Closet” Dynamics Lesson Manipulatives
Monster Activity Songs (Lyrics Only)
Monster, Monster (Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear) (Lead Sheet)
Monster Pokey (Hokey Pokey) (Lead Sheet)
One Monster (One Elephant) (Lead Sheet)
Monster Music Spelling Bee (Treble Clef Worksheet)
Monster Music Spelling Bee (Bass Clef Worksheet)
Monster Music Math (Rhythmic Value Worksheet)

 

Monster Music Listening Glyph

This worksheet is the perfect assessment tool for primary grade music listening lessons. Just start the music and ask your students to color the different parts of the picture based on what they hear. Color the monster orange is the music has a steady beat. Color the monster blue if the music doesn’t have a steady beat.

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Monster Music Spelling Bee Worksheet

This worksheet gives kids an opportunity to practice music notation while they learn their note names. A word that you can spell with the musical alphabet is provided below each staff.  Students spell the word in music notes on the staff above. Worksheets are provided for the treble and bass clef.

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Meet the Composer Job Application Worksheet

Students read the Hey Kids, Meet the Composer biography, and then complete this “job application for Russian composer, Modest Mussorgsky. It’s a fun way to engage your students with an activity, and increase their reading comprehension.

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Star Wars Beginner Piano Sheet Music (Digital Print)

New installments to the Star Wars saga are drawing new generations of fans to the franchise, and it’s likely that Luke, Leia, Rey, and Kylo Ren will be some of the most recognized movie characters for years to come. Nearly as recognizable as the iconic characters is the masterful music by John Williams. His work on the original trilogy gave us some of the greatest film scores ever created, and he continues to enhance the newer films with original and familiar themes.

If you know a young Star Wars fan who is a new piano student, capture their attention and motivate them with easy Star Wars piano sheet music. Playing music from their favorite film will keep them practicing hard, and the many different music selections available will allow them to work on a variety of skills. Even kids who aren’t as familiar with the films can get caught up in the drama of Williams’ music. Arrangements of Star Wars music are available for a variety of skill levels, but the selections below from musicnotes.com focus on newer piano students. These beginner and easy pieces capture the melodies and rhythms that students love in arrangements that they can successfully play.

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Star Wars Main Theme: Almost anyone could hum the victorious main theme, and it must be included in any collection of Star Wars sheet music. This first arrangement is designed for a true beginner, with only a melody line with note names labeled.

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For students with a little more experience under their belts, the next arrangement, for easy piano,  moves the melody between right and left hand and fleshes it out with one and two-note left hand accompaniment.

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The Imperial March/ Darth Vadar’s Theme: This menacing march captures the fear and dread associated with Darth Vadar. Students will almost be able to hear the villain’s heavy breath as they

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Cantina Band: This jazzy number is fun to play, and can help facilitate practice of accidentals. An easy one-note left hand allows students to focus on the unusual rhythms and sharps in the right.

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Leia’s Theme: The original trilogy was ahead of its time in introducing a strong female character like Leia, and Leia continued to display strength and leadership into the more recent films. Fans of any generation, then, should recognize her theme.

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Yoda’s Theme: It might take a true fan to recognize Yoda’s theme, which isn’t quite as well-known as the music above. With a little less fanfare, this piece strikes a more magical tone, fitting for the wise and mysterious character it embodies.

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The music of Star Wars covers a range of moods and emotion, and beginning piano students will enjoy exploring all of them.

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10 Free Music Practice Charts for Kids

With the holidays over, it’s time to help your students re-establish strong practice habits. As many New Year’s resolution articles will tell you, written tracking is a great way to encourage the development of any habit or routine. Help your students stay consistent in their practice routine with a selection of fun and easy to use free printable music practice sheets for kids. With a variety of creative designs for a different age levels and time frames, you’ll find the perfect chart to motivate each one of your students.

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14-Day Music Practice Charts

These first charts are a good fit for younger students. The two week time period doesn’t appear too daunting, and kids get a fresh start often. These practice sheets are designed to allow kids to color or add stickers to track their way to completion. Click on any of the sheets to visit the practice chart gallery and download them for your students to use.

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Sticker chart practice sheets provide a purposeful structure, giving kids a goal to complete. In this example, they lead the owl to his tree by adding a sticker along the path for every day they practice. Other designs lead a puppy to its bone or a bee to its hive.

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The Superstar Practice Chart also spans two weeks, but allows more customization than simply checking off that practice has been completed. This chart allows specific goals to be set for certain music and in other areas.

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Five-Week Music Practice Charts

Older kids can record their daily practice minutes and add them up each week on these neat, tasteful grid-style charts. Design options include flowers, piano keys, metronome, or music notes, shown below.

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Oliver the Octopus Music Theory Arcade Practice Charts

There are more skills to practice besides the instrument itself. Music theory skills, such as flash cards or scales, also need to be reviewed. This type of practice can be encouraged with a separate, designated practice sheet.

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Developing regular practice habits can be a challenge, but it’s one of the most important factors in students’ success. Give each student the tools and encouragement they need, starting with a free practice chart selected just for them. With a wide selection of free sheets, you can introduce different designs or formats throughout the year to add variety to practice time. While practice sheets can’t make your students practice, they can provide encouragement, accountability, and a feeling of accomplishment. They’ll find satisfaction in completing their practice session each day or watching their practice minutes add up, and you’ll find satisfaction in hearing their skills improve.

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Free Easy Christmas Piano Sheet Music for Kids

The Christmas season usually involves lots of full band and orchestra performances, but kids can celebrate solo, too. Harp and guitar players especially will find a selection of easy solo sheet music.

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Jingle Bells Boogie: Free Solo for Beginner Band & Orchestra Students
Jingle Bells Boogie is a fun twist on a holiday favorite, perfect for kids who are enjoying their first Christmas with their instrument. A lively piano accompaniment adds energy to the jazzed-up but familiar melody. The free sheet music is available for instant download for a variety of instruments.

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Jingle Bells Boogie for Flute Solo
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Jingle Bells Boogie for Oboe Solo by Fling
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Carol of the Bells: Free Easy Solo for Orchestra and Band Students
Carol of the Bells is an exciting solo enhanced by a strong piano accompaniment. Kids will enjoy playing with contrasting dynamics as they build up to the climax.

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Carol of the Bells for Flute Solo
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Free Christmas Music for Easy Harp Solo
Christmas is often the harp’s time to shine, as it is featured in many lullaby-like or angelic-sounding hymns and songs. Here are a few more free Christmas solos for harp.

Jingle Bells for Harp Solo by Pierpont
O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Harp Solo | Traditional
What Child is This? for Harp Solo | Traditional

Christmas Music for Easy Guitar Solo
While guitar may not be the first instrument one thinks of when it comes to Christmas, there’s plenty of opportunity for young guitar players to get into the holiday spirit! Whether accompanying a group or playing solo, kids will enjoy these Christmas guitar solos throughout the holiday season.

Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont for Guitar Solo
Joy to the World by Handel for Guitar Solo (Tab) (Premium)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas for Guitar Solo (Tab) (Premium)
Angels We Have Heard on High | French Carol for Jazz Guitar Solo

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Christmas Sheet Music for Kids | Easy Piano

You can never have too much great Christmas piano music! You may think you’ve got a complete collection, but each year brings exciting new Christmas arrangements for kids that will enhance your music library. Whether it’s a classic song available at a new skill level or a piece arranged for kids for the first time, you may find just the right addition among this year’s new releases. All arrangements are carefully leveled to make sure young musicians have a positive Christmas musical experience. All are printable, digital downloads available immediately.

First, let’s look at some new offerings at the beginner level. Having recognizable Christmas classics expertly arranged for new pianists is so important as kids try their hand at holiday music for the first time.

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Joy to the World for Beginner Piano

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Hark, the Herald Angels Sing for Beginner Piano

O, Christmas Tree for Beginner Piano

What Child Is This? for Beginner Piano

Beyond beginners, there is a range of new options for the 2017 season. Some, like Jingle Bells, are familiar tunes now available at new skill levels. Others are more unique selections, such as Toyland March from Babes in Toyland, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, based on the 18th century work, or Christ was Born on Christmas Day, a lesser-known hymn.

Christ Was Born on Christmas Day for Easy/ Level 2 Piano Solo – Free-Forever

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Angels from the Realms of Glory for Easy/ Level 3 Piano Solo

Go Tell It on a Mountain for Easy/ Level 3 Piano Solo

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day for Easy/ Level 3 Piano Solo

Jingle Bells for Easy/Level 3 Piano Solo

Toyland March for Easy/ Level 4 Piano Solo

Jingle Bells for Easy/Level 5 Piano Solo

Christmas Concerto (Corelli) for Easy/ Level 5 Piano Solo

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Chanukah Music

Finally, for those celebrating Chanukah, or looking to introduce kids to songs from another tradition, here are two newly available easy Chanukah sheet music options.

I Had a Little Dreidel for Easy/ Level 2 Piano Solo

Chanukah O, Chanukah for Easy/ Level 3 Piano Solo

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Any one of these new selections could become a holiday favorite. Whether you find a new gem or go back to an old faithful, may music make your holiday season brighter and happier!

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