Silent Practice

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Don't have a keyboard in the classroom but still want to teach piano theory? No problem! Learners engage in "silent practice" as they play classic songs like "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on a printed keyboard image. Use the images on the learning exercise, or print out the larger one in the materials section. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Play the songs first, demonstrating how you play along on the paper keyboard. If possible, allow learners to "play" the notes as they listen to the songs as a group
Classroom Considerations

  • The resources suggests having kids sing the songs aloud. Consider your classroom set-up to determine if this would be distracting to others
Pros

  • There is a focus on the names of keys, however there are no sharps and flats introduced
Cons

  • Watch for spelling errors. For example, "My Country 'Tis of Thee" has the apostrophe in the wrong place