Lesson Plan : Introduction to colour piano

Teacher Name:
 Hayley
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Music

Topic:
 Learning the piano using a colour method technique
Content:
 Introducing colour to notes of the piano Learning numbers for each finger
Goals:
 Introduction to the instrument itself The student will be able to name the colour for each note The student will be able to name each note of the C major scale
Objectives:
 Begin with small rhyme to remember for the white notes of the piano Introduce colours for each of the notes, also using an easy to remember rhyme
Materials:
 2 pianos/keyboards Removable coloured stickers to put on keys Computer with internet access Colouring-in worksheets e.g template of a C octave on piano Magnetic notes
Introduction:
 Introduce student to the piano Inform student of what they will be learning for the lesson
Development:
 Introduce rhyme for the order of the notes Introduce song for the order of the colours Demonstrate C major scale for the student to observe Name each note and colour of C major scale
Practice:
 Get student to place coloured stickers on their corresponding notes Get student to sing/speak colour song and play each note with one finger as they sing it Get student to say each note in order of the C major scale
Checking For Understanding:
 Ask student if they have any questions or don't understand what is required of them Encourage student with positive feed back
Closure:
 Go over the colours and notes again in a fun quiz/game style Show student an interesting music gadget/clip on the net Give student activity sheets to take home

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