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Halloween Party Fun, fun, FUN!!

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Halloween Games

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Anju plays the Candy Corn Game

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Aaron plays the Pumpkin Patch Game

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Annaliese plays Skull Master

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Cool!

 

Thanksgiving Games

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A “Major-ly” confused turkey helps my students review key signatures.

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Lots more fun than flashcards!

Quintin reviews piano letters and accidentals with Thanksgiving Turkey cards.

Quintin reviews piano letters and accidentals with Thanksgiving Turkey cards.

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You have to know your stuff in order to find B# on THIS piano!

 

12 Creepy Days of Halloween

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Grace and Sarah did a great job singing the 12 Days of Halloween!

In this game, students match the words of the 12 Creepy Days of Halloween to a rhythmic pattern. Grace did a great job and matched them all up perfectly. Then she recruited Sarah to help her sing the words! Having piano friends is so much fun!

October Adult Rep Class

Every October and April I hold an Adult Rep Class for my adult students. This provides a “safe” venue for them to perform for each other, without being unnerved by a very large audience in a formal recital format. This week, we all had a great time at the October Rep Class hosted by Evelyn.

Everyone contributed to the table for a selection of great food!

Everyone contributed to the table for a selection of great food!

We began with cocktails and enjoyed some light conversation. Everyone contributed to the food table and we had a nice little spread to nibble on while we play.

I try to have a game or two in order to have some fun and educate at the same time. Last October we played name-that-creepy-classical-tune. Our October rep class is this week I had a fun game planned…

Name the CREEPY musical dynamic or instruction. 

We had a great time playing games and everyone took home a Halloween treat!

We had a great time playing games and everyone took home a Halloween treat!

In this game, I read a definition and the students guessed the correct matching musical term. The winner with the most correct matches received a small fun Halloween-themed prize. (Will and Megan tied for first place!)

We also played another “name that tune” but this time, I played a piece of creepy music and given a multiple choice format, the students circled the correct TV show or movie associated with the music from the choices on their game sheet.

After our games, each student performed for each other a very special Halloween-themed piece they have been working on in lessons. I also joined the fun in this class by performing a duet with Evelyn.

Overall, the Adult Rep Classes are a fun way to gather socially and share our love of music! (Music, Food, Friends….its the recipe for any successful party).

Cindy played "Spooks"
Cindy played “Spooks”
Megan played "The Bronze Bear"
Megan played “The Bronze Bear”
Will played "Masquerade"
Will played “Masquerade”
Evelyn and I played a Mozart Sonata for 1P4H

Evelyn and I played a Mozart Sonata for 1P4H

“MASTER” Skull Master Game

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In this version of Skull Master, the student picks 2 cards; a key signature card and a scale degree name. The student must name the major key based on the key signature, then they name the correct pitch based on the scale degree card. A skull is placed on the correct pitch of the major key named.

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To become a MASTER Skull Master, the student must place each skull back on the tree by naming the relative minor of the key each skull is sitting on!

Annabelle is our latest MASTER SKULL MASTER! Congratulations AB!

 

The Pumpkin Patch

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Great job, Sarah!

Sarah had a lot of fun with the pumpkin patch at her lesson.

First, she picked a card from the pile and planted her pumpkin

on the correct place on the music staff (the pumpkin patch).

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The Pumpkin Patch is another fun Halloween game for my students to play at their lesson.

 

Then she went through the pile a second time, picking the pumpkins

from the pumpkin patch and placing them on the correct piano key.

 

Candy Corn Game

Quintin was totally up for this yummy challenge yesterday.

Quintin was totally up for this yummy challenge yesterday.

In no time at all, he had mastered the Candy Corn Flashcard game! Great job, Quintin!

In no time at all, he had mastered the Candy Corn Flashcard game! Great job, Quintin!

They look ready for Halloween!

They look ready for Halloween!

 

 

Who will be the next “Skull Master”?

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Choose a note card and an accidental card. (SCREAMER cards are wild) and place the skull on the correct piano key.

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Once all the skulls are placed correctly, you have to remove them one by one calling each a different enharmonic using ONLY sharps, flats, double sharps, or double flats. When you have succeeded, you are the SKULL MASTER!

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Grace had a great time becoming this year’s 1st SKULL MASTER!