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Welcome to our Music Diary page for piano and keyboard! 

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice.  We'll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired. 

Regular practice can be fun and will help improve your playing or singing.

Remember - you're in charge of your practice routine so you can work at your own pace.  Keep working on new pieces or skills until you feel confident with them before moving on to the next challenge.  

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Use the Instrumental Update Worksheets (Worksheet 1 PDF     Worksheet 2 PDF) to help you get the most from these activities in your practice. 

 

Activities

 



Beginner - initial


  • Getting Started

Mrs Dolling shows you correct hand position, posture and middle C:


Are you ready for a challenge?  Practise using the sheet music and Mrs Harding's video:


  • C, D and E

Tunes to try around notes C, D and E:  


  • C Major Scale and Low C Hand Position

How to play one octave C major scale in a similar and contrary motion:


  • Rhythm Exercises

Tips on using rhythm cards for composing:


  • Happy Birthday

Is it someone you know's birthday soon?  Get ready to surprise them with Mr Kitchen's guide to playing 'Happy Birthday':


Take a trip to London and hear Big Ben! 


  • Treble and Bass Clef Notation 

Mr Kitchen shows you some helpful ways to remember the different notation for the bass and treble clefs:

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Grades 1 - 3


  • 'Memories'    

Miss Williamson shows you how to play this song by Maroon 5:


  • Treble and Bass Clef Notation 

Mr Kitchen shows you some helpful ways to remember the different notation for the bass and treble clefs:


A bouncy piece taken from ABRSM 'Piano Star 2' book

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Grades 4 - 5


The fourth prelude from Opus 28 by one of the 19th century's greatest composers


A piece from romantic composer Eduard Schutt, Opus 105 no. 4

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Grades 6 - 8


The fourth movement from English Suite no. 3 in G minor


A piece by English composer William Alwyn taken from Hunter's Moon Suite


One of the first ever nocturnes to be written by Irish composer John Field

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Additional Activities and Resources

Looking for more fun ideas, hints and tips or challenging activities?  Try some of these below:


Record your practice by colouring in this chart.  How will you celebrate when you've filled it all in?   


Free fun resources for keyboard and piano


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