Music Labs Shop

Welcome to the Music Labs Shop on Piano Pantry!

The Music Lab series at Piano Pantry.com is designed to be flexible to fit your music lab setup.

Sold as individual-app and program-based labs, you can design your students’ curriculum and lab time not only around the apps and programs you enjoy the most but according to the age and level of students in your studio.

Most apps/programs out there do not allow you to easily track what each student has completed and achieved. These labs do just that – they allow teachers to easily give lab assignments and track student progress.

Each lab is a letter-size PDF that is designed to be kept in a 3-ring binder. Every download includes information on terms of use as well as specific instructions for both the teacher and student that pertain to that individual lab.

Licensing

All labs are studio licenses which means you can print as many copies for your students (only) as you need for as long as you live.

Please keep in mind each license is per teacher / individual studio. If you are part of a multi-teacher studio or music school, then you will need to purchase multiple copies. Please contact Amy directly to determine appropriate purchasing.

 

Music Labs Made Easy eBook

Curious for more details on how I run my music labs? Get this 15-page eBook that is chock full of all kinds of “pro tips.”

We’ll talk about scheduling, set-up, and organizing labs. Laid out in an easy to read and understand format, this book will answer all your questions regarding music lab time!

 

Binder Cover

 

Letter-size binder covers for your music lab. Fits traditional 3-ring binders.

The download includes 12 color variations!

 

 

 

Essentials of Music Theory

 

Essentials of Music Theory is a computer-based program published by Alfred that can be purchased on their website or on Amazon.

Even though EMT will allow you to create student log-ins to track individual progress and scores, tracking manually makes it easier to assign work and view progress without having to log into the program.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

This download includes four lab pages covering all 18 units and 75 lessons.

 

Fun Music Videos

 

Are you looking for a way to inspire students? Are you looking for an easy go-to lab assignment that you can use when students have completed all the other theory-based apps they’ve been assigned but aren’t quite ready to move up to harder theory assignments? This is the lab for you!

Five pages long, this lab guide accompanies the (free) Fun Music Videos series published here on Piano Pantry.

Comprised of more than 60 videos, the series is organized into eight “theme” sets such as classical music fun, musical humor, and music history mashups.

My students are often so inspired and in awe, that I frequently find them trying to watch their favorite videos over and over!

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

 

Holiday lab – Halloween

 

Introduce students to “spooky” classical music with this fun holiday-themed lab!

Four pages long, this lab guide accompanies the (free) Halloween Videos series published here on Piano Pantry. Comprised of 13 videos, there’s over an hour of listening for your students to enjoy.

This lab sheet will give students brief and easy-to-digest background information on the piece followed by a reflection question.

In order to avoid teachers having to “grade” the lab, the reflection question is posed not as one for them to write out, but simply to ponder while listening.

The student rates the video which serves both as a way for students to reflect on how the piece made them feel and to track the pieces that they’ve listened to in the lab.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

 

Music Theory Videos

 

Are you looking for a great tool for reinforcing all the information students take in during the short time they have with you? Music theory videos are a fun way to do this!

For years, I’ve been years collecting the best videos I’ve found online that teach music theory concepts.

Two pages long, this lab guide accompanies the (free) Music Theory Videos series published here on Piano Pantry.

Comprised of 48 videos, they have been divided into four sets based on a rough/general order in which concepts are introduced in most piano methods.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

 

Piano Explorer Magazine

 

This lab is designed to accompany the Piano Explorer Magazine published by The Instrumentalist.

As the teacher, you determine how many activities students should complete (I would suggest three to four) but the student determines which ones.

This design allows students to complete activities they would enjoy the most!

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

This download includes four lab pages with six different activities.

 

 

The Royal Conservatory Theory Apps

 

The Royal Conservatory has a series of theory apps available on iOS that correlate to their Celebrate Theory books. There are five apps: Levels Prep, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

While these apps correlate to the RCM program, you do not necessarily have to use the theory books to use the apps.

Like many apps out there, students cannot sign in to track their progress, so progress is tracked by filling out their music lab sheet.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

Each download includes two to three lab pages. 

You can purchase each level separately or as a bundle.

Prep

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Level 4

 

Bundle (Prep – 4)

 

 

Rhythm Cat HD

 

Rhythm Cat HD is a rhythm app available on iOS. If you would like to try it out, check out the free version, Rhythm Cat Lite HD.

The paid version, Rhythm Cat HD (currently $4.99), includes six stages, each with ten levels. If you are looking to use this as a lab for your students, then you will need the full paid version.

Like many apps out there, students cannot sign in to track their progress, so progress is tracked by filling out their music lab sheet.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

This download includes two pages covering all six stages and ten levels.

 

 

Rhythm Lab

 

Rhythm Lab is a comprehensive rhythm app available for iOS (currently $3.99). Not only does it have an extensive amount of leveled exercises, but the app will allow you to create custom rhythm patterns.

Despite the app being able to track individual progress, manual tracking using this lab sheet makes it easier to assign work and view progress without having to frequently open the app.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

This download is fifteen pages long covering 59 different sets of exercises.

 

 

Staff Wars

 

Staff Wars is a note-naming app available on iOS (currently $0.99). With five different clef settings (treble, tenor, grand, alto, and bass), students can go through a LOT of note-naming practice in a variety of ways.

Like many apps out there, students cannot sign in to track their progress, so progress is tracked by filling out their music lab sheet.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

While this download only has two pages, there is no limit to how many times the game can be assigned. Simply reproduce the second page of the lab front and back as needed (as per the terms of use, of course).

 

 

Waay

Waay is an app available on iOS that teaches music theory via two courses: melodies (free), and chords ($4.99).

Each course is comprised of 8 videos and interactive practice exercises.

Like many apps out there, students cannot sign in to track their progress, so progress is tracked by filling out their music lab sheet.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post.

This download is two pages long – one page for each course.