Secret Letter: a music game of hide and seek for two players

I used to love playing hide and seek as a kid! This classic game is in the inspiration behind ‘Secret Letter’; an online music theory game for two players (may also work as two teams). The scene is an apartment building with lots of post boxes. Each round, one player hides the secret letter for…

Teachers open the door

Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself Chinese Proverb A quote to ponder as the new academic year starts in the UK. How much of a student’s musical journey do you believe lies with the teacher and how much with the student? How much responsibility for their learning is in our hands…

Fearless Fred: a bass clef game

It’s summer time in the Stone Age and the cave dwellers are playing their favourite game. Every year they play chicken with the falling rocks to see who will be the champion. Every year there is one winner ….. Fearless Fred! But will he win again? This music theory game is part of a collection…

Honey Bee: note naming game for music teachers

I am excited to let you know about my new music game for teachers available in Tim Topham’s new Marketplace! This customisable game downloads to your computer so you can play it with your students in lessons (both online or in person!). Drag the music notes up or down the stave into any position you…

Piranha Peril: naming treble clef notes

Are you looking for music games to help practice note naming? Your submarine glides gracefully through the murky waters of the river – BUT lurking nearby … is a giant piranha fish! Keep your ship away from him to score points and top the game leaderboard. The game is split into six levels and helps…

Every picture (or music piece) tells a story

Every picture tells a story Do you use storytelling in your music studio? I have just had a great lesson with a young piano student. They were playing the notes really well but needed some expression. Rather than talking about this section needing to be soft or that bit loud, we came up with a…

Motivating tired students

In an ideal world every student that walks through the music room door would be enthusiastic to learn, ready to fully listen, and engage 100% with the lesson. Sometimes though they arrive after a full day of school or work and might be tired out or have had a bad day. Even though you try…

Have you got ‘backing track’ syndrome?

When I first started learning the flute it was in the days where you had to buy separate books for each exam piece and there was no such thing as a CD or downloadable backing track (showing my age now!). Instead we lived next door to a lovely lady who played the piano and mum…