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 on premium sheet music with MMF Print.

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, Band/Orchestra


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
Piano Games for Kids | 10 Skill Building Games
Piano Bump | 3-in-1 Skill Building Game for Kids
Chomp! Music Theory Game - Rhythm & Time Signatures
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

Compare our piano lesson book library to the books of the major music publishers. The only thing they have that we don't - is a higher price tag.

MMF All-In-One Piano Primer Book for the Young Beginner by Andrew Fling
MMF All-In-One Piano Book - Level 1A by Andrew Fling
MMF All-In-One Beginner Piano Book - Level 1B
MMF All-In-One Beginner Piano Book - Level 2
MMF All-In-One Beginner Piano Book - Level 3
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


Music Studio Management Software


Music Teacher's Helper
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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 | Play and Learn™ Edition
Tarentelle (Chaminade) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Che si può fare (Barbara Strozzi) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Soda Fountain Rag (Duke Ellington) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
The Entertainer (Joplin) | Easy Piano/Level 3 Play and Learn™ Edition
The Entertainer (Joplin) | Easy Piano/Level 5 Play and Learn™ Edition
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Ode to Joy (Beethoven) | Easy Piano/Level 2 Play and Learn™ Edition
Ode to Joy (Beethoven) | Easy Piano/Level 4 Play and Learn™ Edition
Prelude in Bb Major (Clara Schumann) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky) Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition
Easy Winners (Joplin) | Easy Piano Play and Learn™ Edition


"Meet the 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 Gets 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 that guide and inspire.

Effective Music Lesson Strategies You Can Learn from a Toy
How Kids Benefit from Music Education in Schools
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
How To Play Piano Without Looking
How to Practice Music Effectively (for Kids)


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 dollars 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 contain 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

How to Be a Music Practice Monster
"Have You Practiced Yet Today?": Great Ideas That End the Nos
How to Make Music Practice Time More Productive
How To Play Piano Without Looking
How to Practice Music Effectively (for Kids)


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