Dice make everything more fun right? It’s much easier to ‘sell’ something as a game if you have a die for the student to use!
There are so many possibilities for using dice like this, but here’s a few to get you started:
- Play all the “blank”s is great for beginning students. Try setting a timer and challenging them to get as many as they can in 60 seconds!
- Find all the “blank”s in a new piece of sheet music. Especially good for sight reading skills!
- Scales! Assuming the student has already done all the white key scales, could be major or minor, arpeggios or contrary motions, whatever you want them to work on.
- Roll it twice and then identify the interval, either at the piano or away from it, depending on the student’s level.
- Download the musical alphabet dice and print it out, on card ideally.
- Cut around the outside.
- Score along the edges of the tabs so they will fold neatly.
- Attach the tabs to the inside of the adjoining square using either glue or double-sided tape (how it goes together will make sense once you start!).
- Enjoy all the possibilities!
More Piano Teaching Fun
You can find tons of free games in the Off-the-bench Catalogue. They’re even organised by concept so you can find the perfect game for your student.
Any questions about the music alphabet dice?
What games can you think of to use these? I’d love to hear any other ideas you have as well!