Basic Theory Game Pack

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True Confession Time

True Confession Time - sometimes I just cannot "think" while I am teaching. While I have been teaching for so long, I think I could teach in my sleep, there are times when I just cannot "think" of what to do next at a lesson. This happened to me this past Tuesday.

I start my morning teaching at 8:00 am. This past Tuesday, I woke up with a stuffy head and a grumpy foster son who did not want to get ready for school. When I arrived at my studio, I was still only half-awake and not very focused.

Norah, my first student of the day, came in with all her songs practiced and her "listening ears" on. So, we finished hearing her practiced material and her new assignments in record time - we had 10 minutes left in our 30 minute lesson!

Basic Theory Game Pack To The Rescue!

Norah is a beginner piano student. We are just introducing the Grand Staff in her Method Series, so she wouldn't be able to use the Basic Theory Game Pack would she?

Well, I was desperate - my coffee hadn't kicked in and I couldn't even think of my usual Whiteboard Games that I play regularly.

UMT Basic Theory Game Pack Drawing TailsSo, I grabbed my Ultimate Music Theory Basic Game pack and pulled out a game - "Balloon Match-Up". Eureka!

Ideas came flooding into my sleepy brain.

We matched keys from the keyboard to the corresponding balloon, drawing a tail from the balloon to the white key.

Then we played the notes on the piano at the correct pitch. We played them forte, piano and mezzo forte.

Before we knew it, our lesson time was over!

Norah had reviewed:

  • Pitch matching from the staff to the keyboard
  • Note placement on the staff
  • Dynamics

UMT Basic Theory Game Pack Balloon Match Up GameAnd she had so much fun! She was so proud of herself. Norah left her lesson feeling successful with the biggest smile on her face!

Do you want to know something? It made my day too and the rest of my teaching day went smoothly. I had found my focus, I was re-energized and I was ready to face the rest of my students!

If you haven't got it yet, you can Order the Ultimate Music Theory Basic Game Pack, right now! It is not just for Basic Rudiments Theory Students either!

P.S. - Join the Conversation! Have you had a "Eureka" Moment using the Ultimate Music Theory Basic Game Pack or the Whiteboards? Share it with us!

Ultimate Music Theory App - UMT

Use the  Ultimate Music Theory Theory Flashcards App with 6 Subjects and Over 7000 Flashcards including audio!

  • LEARN FASTER – Use on any device, phone, tablet, computer
  • EXPLORE – Identify written & audio notation
  • PLAY – Sight Reading and Ear Training Games and much More!

Students will LOVE hearing exact pitch and pronunciation of terms.

Students will be INSPIRED to use their imagination while building a foundation in Ear Training and Sight Reading.

The One and ONLY Music Theory App & Matching Workbook!

Keep on Learning... With a Smile and a Song!

Shelagh McKibbon-U'Ren

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  • Shelagh McKibbon-U'Ren says:

    One of the joys of “blogging” is that I can share what happens at the lesson with the family. I sent this email to Melanie, Norah’s mom, and this was her reply:

    Every day I ask her what the best part of her day is and what the least favourite part of her day is. Every Tuesday she tells me her best part was piano. She tells me her favourite teacher is Mme. Shelagh I can see why! As non-music parents, we truly appreciate your enthusiasm for teaching piano and sharing it with Norah. Have a nice night. Melanie

    Having the resources like my Whiteboards and my Ultimate Music Basic Game Pack make it SO easy for me to make a lesson fun. Shelagh

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