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.  

Click “Additional Activites and Resources” tab to access the Instrumental Update Worksheets to get the most from these activities in your practice.

Getting Started

Getting Started

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

Five Finger Challenge!

Five Finger Challenge!

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

C, D and E

C, D and E

Tunes to try around notes C, D and E

C Major Scale and Low C Hand Position

C Major Scale and Low C Hand Position

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

Rhythm Exercises

Rhythm Exercises

Tips on using rhythm cards for composing

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

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

Treble and Bass Clef Notation

Treble and Bass Clef Notation

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

London Bells

London Bells

Take a trip to London and hear Big Ben! 

Prelude in E minor - Chopin

Prelude in E minor - Chopin

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

In a Gondola - Schutt

In a Gondola - Schutt

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

Sarabande - Bach

Sarabande - Bach

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

Ride by Night - Alwyn

Ride by Night - Alwyn

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

Nocturne in Bb - Field

Nocturne in Bb - Field

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

Treble and Bass Clef Notation

Treble and Bass Clef Notation

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

Memories

Memories

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

Playing Ping-Pong

Playing Ping-Pong

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

Reward Chart

Reward Chart

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

8notes.com

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