Violin games

Violin games to play with your students, either in an individual lesson or in groups.

Violin Flash Cards – First Finger notes

My open string flash cards were such a huge hit with my beginner students, so I am slowly plowing my way through doing the other ones. Here are my First Finger Notes Flash Cards.  You can use them in the following ways:- As Memory/Concentration Play snap with them Print out two copies and lay one &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Beginner Violin, Violin games | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Fishy Rhythm and Note Flashcards

Susan Paradis created these delightful Fish Flashcards a little while ago to help students remember the values of notes.  They’re easy to use; print a set out, cut and laminate them. Here are the different ways I use them:- You can use both sets as ‘normal’ flashcards Use just the notes for the student to tell &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Beginner Violin, Piano games, Violin games | Tags: , | Comments Off

Recognising High and Low

This is a great game for little peoples.  I am going to play it today with my young violin students.  I am going to show them a picture and they have to tell me whether it is “high” or “low”  Then we will play a high or a low sound on our violins.  It’s a &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Beginner Violin, Piano games, Violin games | Tags: , | Comments Off

Musical Snakes and Ladders

I was looking up some school teacher resources for my daughter, to assist her with her spelling when I came across this great game.  The thought occurred to me that you could use Opus text and insert musical notes, signs and terms instead of spelling words (which I did). You could even have two octaves &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Piano games, Violin games | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Create your own music dominoes

I was lurking around the World Wide Web today and came across this site that lets you create your own personalised dominoes to use with your students: Tools For Educators I liked the fact that I could choose a ‘minim’ or ‘half note’ and call it whatever I liked.  You can create your own worksheets &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Piano games, Violin games | Tags: | Comments Off

Christmas Match-Up

I created some giant cards with well known Christmas songs on them, using only the first 4 bars of each song.  You could print them out on coloured paper to make them more ‘Christmassy’ – one colour for the songs and a different one for the song titles. There are a few different ways to play with these cards:- &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Christmas, Studio Group Games, Violin games, Violin sheet music | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

10 ways to make violin scales interesting

I really enjoyed the masterclass Abe Cytrynowski gave at the Winter Piano Seminar I attended (see link here: Abe’s Masterclass) because I could go home and apply his piano approach to scales to the violin. Here are some ways we can incorporate some fun into our students’ scale learning. I’m presuming by this point that &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: AMEB, Practise/Practice helps, Scales, Violin games | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Christmas Intervals Game for Violin

I needed an interval drill game for my violin students.  There are lots of great ones out there for piano students.  I usually show my violin students the intervals firstly on the staff then on the piano, and they can easily hold one finger down on one note and count up the distance on the piano &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Christmas, Theory, Violin games | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

violinstudent.com – Games For Violinists

Searching for more games for my violin students to play, I stumbled across this site which has online games of concentration, word puzzles, viola jokes, tic tac bow and some ideas for music you might like to play. Tic Tac Bow is easy enough for beginners.  The concentration game (Music Match) is a great way &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Violin games | Tags: , | Comments Off

Spelling Bee – violin game

My son was recently in a Spelling Bee competition at his school and did really well (was in the final top 10 – so proud of him!).  I previously had my piano students play a game with cards involving words you could spell with the letters ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’, ‘F’ and ‘G’.  The &hellip Continue reading »

Categories: Beginner Violin, Theory, Violin games | Tags: , , | Comments Off