PianoPanda's Sheet Music
(Leveled Songs in .pdf format)
Music Theory Lessons
Lesson - Note and Rest Durations 
Lesson - Elements of Music: Rhythm                      
Lesson - Note Names: Ledger Lines
Lesson - Articulation Marks
Lesson - Tempo
Lesson - Dynamics and Phrase Marks
Lesson - Intervals: Basic Intervals                
# - Ear Training:  Interval Songs
# - Technique: Fingering Rules
# - Technique: Scales
# - Technique: Arpeggios
# - Technique: Pentascales
# - Technique: Inversions
# - British Terms
# - Music Textures
Piano Technique Book/Sheet Music (coming soon)

Learning Aids

Terms and Symbols:

Key Names: 

Note Naming:


Rhythm and Meter:
(Stomp, Blast, Bluemangroup)
use a sequencing app to compose a cool groove loop and have the students notate the rhythm and or parts. 

Drills (from Musictheory.net)
Grading for Tests: 
Once you finish a drill test click "View Report."  Type your name to sign your report and receive a verification code. Copy and Paste your code into a text, email, or google classroom assignment and send it to your teacher along with this link:

Drill #1  
(Test)        Key Names (White Keys) - 1 minute 

Drill #2
(Practice) Key Names (Flats) 
(Test)        Key Names (Flats) - 1 minute

Drill #3
(Practice) Key Names (Sharps)
(Test)        Key Names (Sharps) - 1 minute

Drill #4
(Test)        Key Names (Whites & Blacks) 1 minute
Grand Staff Note Naming Mnemonics: Bottom to Top
Treble Lines - EGBDF - Elephants Go Bouncing Down Freeways
Treble Spaces - FACE - Flamingos Are Climbing Everest
Bass Lines - GBDFA - Grizzly Bears Don't Fly Airplanes
Bass Spaces - ACEG - All Cows Eat Grass

Drill #5
(Test)  - Note Names (Grand Staff) 1 minute
Drill #8
(Test)        Treble Clef Ledger Lines1 minute

Drill #9
(Test)        Bass Clef Ledger Lines - 1 minute

Drill #10
(Test)        Grand Staff to Keyboard - 1 minute
Order of Sharps: Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle
FCGDAEB = F+5+5+5... etc.   or  two letters to the right for key
Order of Flats: Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles Father
BEADGCF = B-5-5-5...etc. or one letter backwards for the key

Drill #11
(Test)        Key Signatures (Sharps) - 1 minute

Drill #12
(Test)        Key Signatures (Flats) - 1 minute

Drill #13
(Test)     Key Signatures (Sharps & Flats) - 1 minute

Drill # Specific Intervals (Ear Trainer)
(Test)    Specific Interval Identification - 1 minute

Drill #  Basic Staff Interval Identification
(Test)   Staff Interval Identification1 minute

Drill #  Specific Keyboard Interval Identification

also available: Theory Lessons, Tenuto2
Chord Piano Method/Sequence

#1 - Tonic (I) - One Chord Songs
terms: interval, triad, chord, scale degree, 
Frere Jaque/"Are You Sleeping, Brother John" - Hooktheory
Most Rounds, Bugle Calls: Orff Music, Snake Charmer, Mighty Truck, Canoe Song, Row Row Row, Three Blind Mice, Indian Songs, Pentatonic Improv, sections of songs with pedal tones: going home, (bagpipe), Kodaly Game Songs (Sorida), boomwhaker songs, We will rock you, Ram Sam Sam, 

#2 - Authentic Cadence (V-I)
"Shave and a Haircut - Two Bits"

#3 - Dominant (V) - Two Chord Songs
terms: chord function, chord quality, groove, cadence
London Bridge, Itsy Bitsy Spider, mary had a little, My Hat, Plly Wolly, Rock a My Soul, Hush Little Baby, Where Has My LIttle Dog Gone, 
(V-I add 6) - "Dot Com"
American Authors - Best Day of My LIfe

#3 - Minor Chord Quality (ii)
(This can also be used to teach modality)
terms: chord quality, mode, 
Sailor Sea Shanty  - Hooktheory

#4 - "Amen" - Plagal Cadence (IV-IV-I)

#5 - All Primary Chords (I, IV, V)
inversion or slash chord, cadence (authentic V-I, plagal IV-I), 
Happy Birthday - Hooktheory
In the Jungle - Hooktheory
 Labamba, Saints Go Marching, Louie Louie (minor v)

#6 - Secondary Chords 
        (vi7, IV, I) - Stay with Me - Sam Smith (inversions)
        (V-iv-iv-i) - Coldplay Clocks (inversions)

         (I, V, vi, IV) Major
          Let it Go, Don't Stop Believing, Let it Be, 
         Hey Soul Sister (verse,chorus uses only I,IV,V), 
         (vi, IV, I, V) minor 
          Apologize (vi, ii6,I,V) , Someone Like You (chorus), Grenade
         (vi, IV, I) - Stay with Me
         (I, V, vi, VI)
          Jar of Hearts, Country Roads (chorus), 
               Right Here Waiting (chorus), Home - Philip Phillips, Someone Like You (chorus), 
         (I, iii, vi, V)
          Someone Like You- Adele (verse)

#9 - The 50's Progression - "Heart and Soul"
          Blue Moon, Duke of Earl, Lolipop, Stand By Me,  Beyond the Sea, Stand By Me, We Go Together from Grease, Heart and Soul ... can also be I, vi, ii, V  rather than I, vi, IV, V
YMCA (I vi ii V), Stand By Me, In the Still of the night Duke of Earl, Goodnight Sweetheart, circle of 5ths progression

#10 - The Canon in D Progression
It's raining Tacos
# - I V ii IV- somewhere over, closing time time to say goodbye
# - 7th chords
# - circle progressions (5ths, 4ths, 3rds)
# - Sus Chords
# - ii-V-I   cadences
# - Rhythms Grooves:   Alberti, Jazzy Anticipations, Arpeggiation, Bass Notes, Walking Bass, Boogie, 3-3-2 pattterns, In-the Style of Patterns, Right Hand Left Hand Alternation patterns, 1 and 3, 2 and 4, offbeats/ska, drones, repeated notes, Heart and Soul, country feel, floyd cramer style, 
# - Voicings - root, rootless cadences, inversions of rootless or other chords, shell voicings and inversions of,  jazzy, quartal harmony, shell, bassline,etc. drop two voicings, 
# - 12 bar blues with primary chords
# - pop song form / 32 bar form / AABridge
# - tritone substitutions, chord scales, landing notes
Meet the Flintstones, I Got Rhythm, 
#- make it jazzy - add in 7ths, add tensions, willie's step by step standards,spreading chords out between hands. Mix chord I and V to get a great chord... tonic base note add V above... basically suspension tones. CDGB or a pedal tone.

Web Quizzes
Quiz results are automatically emailed to you. 
Uses Google Forms and the Flubaroo Add-In

Printable Webquizes

(quiz, test, drill, game)

   (using Scientific Notation)
   (identify and vocalize symbols)
Rhythm-song Project
Cup Passing Rhythm Composition
Candybar Rhythms
Foley Artist Assignment
Recording Bad Lip Reading Assignment

Apps: Synthesia
Apps: Tenuto
Choosing Literature: JakesList
Piano Notes Chart Cutout: (by piano booster)
   (Download. Open in Adobe. Print @ 102%)

Favorite Webistes and Blogs
www.synthesia.com (software app trainer)
www.musictheory.net (Theory, drills)
www.imslp.org (classical sheets)
www.musescore.com (any sheetmusic)
www.musicnotes.com (purchase digital)
www.sheetmusicplus.com (print/digital)
www.onlinepianist.com (online tutorials)
www.theorytab.com (chord machine for tunes)
www.youtube.com (search "tutorial")
   - Duan Shinn - Harry the Piano - The Piano Guys - Kyle Landrey 
Literature/Listening Zone (Our Picks!)
Classical or Art Music (Old and New Stuff)

New Age


Jazzy or Jazz


Duet and Ensemble

Method Books

Music Technology Topics
Ipad Ensembles, MIDI, Beatmachines, Beatboxing, Sequencers, File Formats, DAW's, Ipad Apps, Garageband, Synthesia, Finale/Synthesia, Musescore, Synthtopia.com, Microphones, Mixing, Recording, Sampling, Looping, Vocoders, Properties of Sound, Synthetic Waveforms, Bebot, BandInABox, Karaoke, Gamification, Digital Percussion/Drumset, Foley Art,