12 Online Games You Can Play With Students of Any Age

12 Games You Can Play With Online Students of Any Age 

30 minutes can feel like a long time for students. Especially online students. About mid-lesson I like to take a two to four-minute break and play a game. These games are great because you don’t need any additional materials. You can play them anytime! These games work well in-person too.

I want these games to be fun and I also want them to build my student’s musicianship. Here are 12 games you can play instantly online without any special materials or downloads.

1 – Name that tune. Roll a dice or choose a number (two through six) play the notes from a song or piece the student knows and see if he can guess the song. Take turns with your student guessing and playing.

2 – Major or minor. Play a passage in a major or minor key and see if your student can tell the difference.

3 – Chord qualities. Start with just major and minor chords have your student identify the chord qualities. Take turns with your student and have her play the chords as well. Add new chords qualities as your student increases in proficiency.

4 – Stump the Professor. This is my favorite. Ask your student to choose any piece from her book and you will sight-read it. One tip is to anticipate that your students will usually ask for the most difficult-looking pieces. So if sight-reading isn’t your forte you might want to go over these ahead of time.

5 – Name the instrument. Pull up a YouTube video featuring an instrument other than the piano. Don’t show it to them and see if they can name the instrument and the instrument family by listening to it.

6 – What is the genre? Play a few bars of Blues, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Pop etc. Your student gets to try and figure out what you are playing.

7 – Who is the composer. Play a snippet of a piece and see if your student can figure out who wrote it. A variation on this would be to name the period in musical history in which the place was written.

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Rhythm Ride Game

 

My students love to take a three or four-minute break to play a game. Rhythm Ride Game is a fun way for students to review basic rhythmic combinations. Kids are having fun and learning at the same time.

This game comes with cards containing combinations of rhythms in the 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures. Students roll a die and then draw a card. If the clap or tap the rhythm correctly they can move along the little brooms until they reach the little witch.

This game is perfect for October. You can use Rhythm Ride Game in your studio, at a music-themed Halloween party, or you can give it away as a Halloween gift for your students to play at home. Paloma Piano lets Platinum and Platinum Basic members print out as many copies as they wish for as long as they are members!

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Spiderweb Note Game

The Spiderweb Note Game is fun for students who love Halloween and need to practice note naming. Students draw a card advance to the corresponding note as they climb inside the spider’s web.

This game features a printable game board and cards with notes on the treble and bass clef staves. The cards can also be used as flashcards or print multiple sets and play a memory game. You can even give the game to your students to play at home because Paloma Piano  Platinum and Platinum Basic members get unlimited reprinting of our materials for as long as they are members!

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Paloma Piano – Note Names Ocean Game

Kids love games, that’s a fact! Your students dive into this little Note Names Ocean board game. The cards are treble and bass note flashcards. Simply select a card, name the note and move around the board. The one who gets to the finish line first wins.

Piano teaching games are a great way to reinforce important concepts. This Note Names Ocean Game takes less than 5 minutes to play the perfect amount of time to spend on a game during a lesson.

Piano teaching games have become very popular. I use games in my studio because my students love them and the right games, at the right moment, can really motivate students while reinforcing important skills and concepts. Games can also function as a way to assess what my students actually know. Used correctly, piano teaching games can help make your studio a success.

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Practice Fortune Teller Game

This is the Practice Fortune Teller Game is a great way to get students to practice more. This middle school blast from the past is a huge hit in my studio. It’s especially great at recital time when those pieces need a little bit more performance polish

Piano teaching games have become very popular. I use games in my studio because my students love them and the right games, at the right moment, can really motivate students while reinforcing important skills and concepts. Games can also function as a way to assess what my students actually know. Used correctly, piano teaching games can help make your studio a success. The Practice Fortune Teller Game can help to make putting that last bit of polish on a piece a lot more fun.

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These are so easy to make and fun to use. I print them and give them out to all of my students to take home and use with their parents.

I have added and Intermediate Origami Fortune Teller to the Download Package.

This PDF is part of Paloma Piano’s Platinum collection. There are many more games and worksheets that you can print and use in your studio. You can see all of them by visiting Paloma Piano’s Worksheets, games, and resources page.

The video below will show you how to put the Practice Fortune Teller Game together.

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Musical Rhythm Flashcard Deck-Paloma Piano

54 playing cards arranged just like a real poker deck of cards but with rhythmic values instead of Numbers, and Royal Cards. You can use this musical rhythm flashcard deck any way you would a regular card deck.

The possibilities are endless; War, Concentration, Go Fish, Old Maid and just about any other game can be played with the Musical Rhythm Flashcard Deck. We all know how much students love piano games.

Extra time signature cards are included, in case your students want to match the correct number of cards to the beats in a measure.

There are a million ways to play. Use your imagination. Have fun with your students while reinforcing rhythmic concepts.

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Musical Terms Game

Students love piano teaching games. I also enjoy playing games with my students. I think it’s great to take a few minutes to have some fun and reinforce those difficult to remember musical concepts using the “Musical Terms Game”  It is very important for students to know the basic musical terms, but with only 30-60 minutes per week, it’s hard to cover everything students need to know.

That’s Where a Game Can Help

It’s true that musical games can be a fun break during a lesson. But there are many good reasons to include musical games during piano lessons.

Musical games are hands on. Students use sight, touch, and sound while playing games. Games are fun and interactive this combination means that kids will pay attention and absorb more of what we are teaching them. This is because they are doing something and not just listening to us tell them something. This is also a great way to find out just what our students are retaining.

How to use this Game

 

Have fun playing this musical game with your students. Roll the die, select a card and move ahead when you get the right answer. Whoever gets to the end of the board first wins. The “Musical Terms Game” takes only about five minutes to play making it perfect for use during a thirty-minute lesson.

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Games are a great addition to any piano teaching studio. Paloma Piano has a full line of printable games. worksheets and resources that you can enjoy using with your students.

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Monkey Matching Piano Game Cards

Beginners can have fun  with these ” Monkey Matching  Piano Game Cards” to learn about note values or rests.

There are a lot of ways to play:

Idea 1: Place the note and rest cards with 1 monkey underneath each one. The teacher calls out a specific note or rest. When the student identifies the correct one, he gets a monkey. You can play with multiple students too.

Idea 2: Place the note and rest cards down with the number of monkeys under each card corresponding to the value of the note or rest. The teacher calls out a specific note or rest and asks to student to identify which one is correct. When the student guesses a note, she can count the number of monkeys found under the card to see if she is right. If she is right she gets the monkeys.

Idea 3: Place monkeys down in groups of 1, 2, 3 and 4 in front of the student. Have the student draw a note or rest from a pile. The student then must place the monkey on the correct group of monkeys corresponding to the value of the note or rest.

Monkey Matching Piano Game Cards

Make up your own versions of the Monkey Matching Game Cards to reinforce learning of the value of each note or rest.

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Preschool Fall Fun Game

Paloma Piano’s “Preschool Fall Fun Game” is great for helping preschoolers to learn about music and the piano and have fun at the same time. The last page is a set of Blank Cards that you can make up your own questions.

Using Games in Piano Teaching

Piano teaching games have become very popular. I use games in my studio because my students love them and the right games, at the right moment, can really motivate students while reinforcing important skills and concepts. Games can also function as a way to assess what my students actually know. Used correctly, piano teaching games can help make your studio a success.

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Other Preschool Resources

This can also be used with Paloma Piano’s – Thrive and Grow Preschool Progress Chart.

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Ice Breaker Flashcards

Wondering just how to begin that first lesson? Why not try the Ice Breaker Flashcards? This set of 16 cards have simple questions your students will be happy to answer.

What Kind of Questions Flashcards ask?

Totally innocuous questions like. What is your favorite movie, book or season of the year? Nothing personal or difficult to answer. Students select a card and answer a question. This really helps students feel more at ease during those first few lessons.

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