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Music Lesson Resources for the Private Music Teacher from MakingMusicFun.net

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Free and Premium Beginner and Easy Sheet Music

Browse hundreds of professionally arranged graded beginner and easy free and premium arrangements for piano, guitar, recorder, and band/orchestra instruments. Save with MMF Unlimited.

Beginner Piano Sheet Music
Classical Piano Sheet Music
Christian Piano Sheet Music
Christmas Piano Sheet Music
Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music
Browse All Sheet Music - Piano, Guitar, Recorder, and Band/Orchestra Instruments


Music Theory Worksheets and Games

MakingMusicFun.net jam-packs our colorful and professionally designed music theory resources with strategies that help kids learn best. Browse our collection of arcade games, worksheets, flash cards and printable board games to discover why we're the #1 site in elementary music education.

Free Printable Worksheets
Scale Sleuth™ | Music Scales: Breaking the Code Workbook
Note Name Worksheets
Intervals Worksheets
Rhythm Worksheets

Arcade Games
Eek! Shark! | Music Theory Arcade Game Note Names
Music Press Distress | Music Theory Arcade Game Rhythm

Free Printable Flashcards and Games
Carnegie Hall Park™ | Music Theory Board Game
Flash Frog™ Music Flashcards
Pirate Quest™ | Music Terms Game
Treble Clef Music Flashcards
Bass Clef Music Flashcards
Viola Clef Music Flashcards
Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Bass Clef Note Names
Memory Game | Viola Clef Note Names
The Rhythm Store™ | Music Theory Shopping Game


Beginner and Easy Piano Lesson Books

MMF! All-In-One Piano Primer Book for the Young Beginner by Andrew Fling
MMF! All-In-One Piano Book Beginner/Level 1A by Andrew Fling
Composing with Kids | Five "Recipes" for Success by Andrew Fling
The Piano Chords Fun Book™ | A Beginner's Guide to Accompanying by Andrew Fling
Beethoven | Meet the Composer Series Piano Book, Vol. 1
Mozart | Meet the Composer Series Piano Book, Vol. 2
Tchaikovsky | Meet the Composer Series Piano Book, Vol. 3
Bach | Meet the Composer Series Piano Book, Vol. 4
Scale Sleuth™ | Music Scales: Breaking the Code Workbook


Play and Learn™ Editions for Beginner and Easy Piano

Our Play and Learn™ editions give kids an opportunity to do more than just play the music of famous composers. This series includes a premium graded piano arrangement, our Hey Kids, Meet the Composer biography, and activity worksheets.

Canon in D (Pachelbel) | Easy Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
The Entertainer (Joplin) | Easy Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
The Entertainer (Joplin) | Easy/Intermediate Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) | Easy Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
Ode to Joy (Beethoven) for Easy Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
Ode to Joy (Beethoven) for Easy/Intermediate Piano - Play and Learn™
Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) for Easy Piano Solo - Play and Learn™
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky) for Easy Piano Solo - Play and Learn™


"Meet the Composer" Famous Composer Resources

Everything you need to start teaching or learning about your favorite music composer.

"Meet the Composer" Biographies
"Meet the Composer" Word Search Worksheets
"Meet the Composer" Multiplication-Connect-the-Dot Worksheets
"Meet the Composer" Coloring Pages
"Meet the Composer" Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
"Meet the Composer" Job Application
Nutcracker FunLib™ (Tchaikovsky) | Story and Worksheet
Nutcracker Venn Diagram (Tchaikovsky) | Worksheet
Peer Gynt FunLib™ (Edvard Grieg) | Story and Worksheet
Peer Gynt (Edvard Grieg) | Venn Diagram Worksheet
Peter and the Wolf FunLib™ (Prokofiev) | Story and Worksheet
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Comic Strip Worksheet and Lesson Plan
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Music Lesson Pack
John Williams | Composer of the Month Music Lesson Bundle
Star Wars Rap | Music Lesson Plan and Worksheet
Famous Composers: Who Get's the Prize for the Biggest Family?


Famous Composer Bulletin Board Posters

Our bulletin board poster packs add pizzazz to your music studio, while helping kids remember the essential facts about the composer or lesson unit.

Beethoven | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Pack
Haydn | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Posters
Prokofiev | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Pack
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Bulletin Board Pack
John Williams | Composer of the Month Bulletin Board Pack
Elements of Music | Anchor Chart Posters


Hey Kids, Meet the Orchestra - Orchestra Instrument Guides

Learn about the instruments of the orchestra with our Meet the Orchestra resources.

Orchestra Instruments
Woodwind Family
Brass Family
String Family
Percussion Family
Keyboard Family

Scavenger Hunt Worksheets
Woodwind Family
Brass Family
String Family
Percussion Family




Music Education Posts

Music education posts to guide and inspire.

The Best Teaching Strategy You May Be Missing... and Can Learn from a Toy
Appreciating the Value of Music Education
National Standards for Music Education
The Orff-Schulwerk Process
Music Builds Smarter Kids
Ten Reasons Kids Benefit from Music Instruction
10 Must-Try Music Classroom Management Tips


Music Teacher Associations

Want to get connected with a music teacher association? Here's a list of organizations to consider.

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)


Extra Income Ideas for Music Teachers

Could you use a few extra dollar each month? Here are a few ideas.

Ten Tax Saving Tips for Private Music Teachers


Student Music Lesson Practice Incentives

Ramp up the interest in practicing with student incentives. Set goals, and then decide on prizes for students to work towards. Our printable packets contains everything you need to make your practice incentive campaign a great success.

Music Report Card | Student Music Lesson Practice Incentive
Beethoven Bucks | Student Music Lesson Practice Incentive Packet


Music Lesson Practicing Tips

"Have You Practiced Yet Today?": Great Ideas That End the No's
How to Make Music Practice Time More Productive


Illustrated Music Dictionary for Kids (Music Terms)

Get concise answers to your questions about composers, performers, instruments, and musical terms, in our illustrated music dictionary for kids. 400+ entries.

Illustrated Music Dictionary for Kids


Music Studio Management Software

Music Teacher's Helper
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