Posts Tagged With: violin teacher resources

Dr Seuss General Knowledge Cards

Well, it’s exciting at my place!  We have moved into a new home, and I have a new teaching space to organise, and I get to actually finish what I had planned to do last year with my Dr Seuss theme. I like to make sure my students know what is going on with all &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Skittle Game 2

I have made a slightly harder version of my Violin Skittle Game.  The previous one (here)  didn’t have notes on the staff.  My new one has flash cards with staff notes but no 4th finger notes. You can add the open string, then first finger notes, then second finger note cards etc. gradually if you &hellip Continue reading »

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Note Race Game for Violin or Piano

A game I use with my students that needed a little ‘Dr Seuss-ing’. For Violin:- – Put the cards on the music stand – You need two or more players – Remove the Middle C card.  It isn’t needed on the violin – Each player takes a turn turning over a card – Start from &hellip Continue reading »

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Scale Rhythm Cards

I whipped up some Scale Rhythms using the names of Dr Seuss’ books.  The idea is that you give your student a scale to play, and they choose one of these cards and play their scale with the rhythm of the way you’d say the card.  The Harry Potter ones were a great hit with &hellip Continue reading »

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A New Theme For A New Term – Dr Seuss!

Given the craziness of life at the moment, I needed a really nice, easy theme for the next two terms.  I need to keep my students happy and motivated too, and the Harry Potter one seemed to do that.  A lot of them were disappointed that I didn’t have this new one up in time for &hellip Continue reading »

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Super Mario Brothers

Trying to make violin interesting for the teenage boys is tricky, so in order to balance up the new violin AMEB Technique Book boring stuff (it is absolutely boring!!) and the exam pieces (more interesting – we get to choose those!!), I have stumbled across this: http://www.mariopiano.com/mario-sheet-music-overworld-main-theme.html for piano. I have adapted it as a &hellip Continue reading »

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Sharps, Flats and Naturals Game

I had an awesome dream one night, that I was playing a game involving sharps, flats and naturals with some of my students.  And we were having fun!  The annoying thing is that I couldn’t remember the rules to the game.  Isn’t that always the way? ;D After a little procrastination, here are the cards: &hellip Continue reading »

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Complete Set Violin Flash Cards – Printable

Ta-DAH!  Here’s the complete set of violin flash cards.  I did a set with a blue border (because too much pink will drive ME nuts), and a set with a pink border (because I know the little girls I teach will LOVE them. Backs of the cards, to stop students from ‘cheating’ (depending on what paper you print &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Flash Cards – Fourth Finger Notes

We can’t ignore the fourth finger notes!  I have noticed that one of the methods I have used only has one page dedicated to the fourth finger.  One page?  In an entire book?  I like to strengthen up little fingers a bit more than that, thankyou! These flash cards make that an easy job.  It &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Flash Cards – Third Finger Notes

As promised, here are the Third Finger Flash Cards.  There are lots of different ways to use them. I have called them a ‘Third Finger Match Up’ game because that’s what my students love to do with them the most, but previous posts on these cards will give you further ideas. You could also pull &hellip Continue reading »

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