Once a month I have a theme week and I love to have an annual “pizza party” practice challenge for my piano learners! In this blog post I’ll break it down to what I have each level of learner practice, what games we play, and the awesome rewards!
What I have my students practice:
Pre-Reading Piano Learners:
I created this resource so my new learners and differentiated learners can participate in this theme week.
This FUN 12 page bundle includes pizza themed songs, flashcards, worksheets, and warmups for your pre-reading primer piano students. Original songs and rhythm exercises engage piano learners in their first weeks of lessons and make piano lessons FUN!
This bundle includes three pages of pizza themed rhythm flashcards, three pages of blank flashcards that can be used as worksheets, three pages of technique warm-ups for right hand and three original pizza themed pre reading (floating notes off of the staff) pieces for right and left hands separately. Use this pack to reinforce finger numbers or use for an easy virtual lesson!
Level 1 Piano Learners:
Everyone sight reads my studio copy of The Macaroni Pizza song from Wendy Steven’s awesome Tasty Tunes book: https://composecreate.com/product/tasty-tunes/
Level 1b/2A learners: Hurry Little Pizza Car https://www.halleonard.com/product/645519/hurry-little-pizza-car?subsiteid=64
Level 2B/3A Piano Learners:Everyone Sight Reads my copy of this Pepperoni Pizza piece by Mario Rejino available on Sheet Music Plus https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/pepperoni-pizza-digital-sheet-music/19566981
Level 3B/4 learners:
Everyone gets the piece That’s Amore by Dean Martin! I love this leveled piece because it sounds great! https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/en-US/se/ID_No/81257/Product.aspx
In addition to their weekly assignments I have everyone practice whatever scales they’re on with these pizza rhythm cards I created: