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Peter Mason Music Resources

High quality theory based resources for the music classroom with a focus on student mastery of theory and independant starter activites.

High quality theory based resources for the music classroom with a focus on student mastery of theory and independant starter activites.
Ode to Joy for Piano / Keyboard - 7 Differentiated Versions for Classroom Teaching
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Ode to Joy for Piano / Keyboard - 7 Differentiated Versions for Classroom Teaching

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Includes 7 versions (14 pages in total): 1/ RH Main Theme in C 2/ RH + LH stave notated in C 3/ RH Main Theme in C notated with chords 4/ RH + LH Easy Piano Version in C with notes 5/ RH + LH Easy Piano Version in C with notes, dynamics and repeat 6/ RH + LH Beginner+ Version in C with dynamics and repeat 7/ RH + LH Beginner++ Version in D with dynamics and repeat Identical worksheets to the above included with student details and date space at the top of the music
2 High Quality 10-min student marked Rhythm etc. theory starters (FREE Samples)
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2 High Quality 10-min student marked Rhythm etc. theory starters (FREE Samples)

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2 starter activity worksheets to test rhythm, duration, time signatures and bar lines understanding. Suits Elementary / Primary teachers and High School / Secondary School music teachers. Includes answer pack for student self-marking. Samples from the full 10-worksheet pack for teachers who need high quality weekly starter activities. Progressively becoming more difficult from Easy (basic duration notes) to Hard (adding up more challenging note durations). For teachers who need weekly high quality, minimal work, 10-minute timed starter work sheets (4 mins timed activity, 3 mins student or peer marking, 3 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task). The worksheets are student marked with instructions on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets can be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing their speed each time. Very suitable for a knowledge rich curriculum approach and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Allows the teacher silent time to complete the register as well. These worksheets are designed to match the high-quality starter activities that maths teachers are able to purchase and use that result in a quiet start to the lesson. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
2 High Quality 15-min student marked Dictation theory starters (+ Audio  tracks)
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2 High Quality 15-min student marked Dictation theory starters (+ Audio tracks)

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2 Dictation Worksheets with Audio Tracks (4 sheets in total to download). Just play the pre-made Audio Track and let the student get on with the task! Suits Elementary / Primary teachers and High School / Secondary School music teachers including piano instrumental tutors. Progressively becoming more difficult from Easy to Medium. For teachers who need a weekly high quality, minimal work, 15-minute starter (10 mins timed activity, 3 mins student or peer marking, 2 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task). The worksheets are student marked with instructions on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets can be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing speed. Designed to make that all important link between music notation and where a note is on the keyboard. Also includes some photo-real worksheets of the common Yamaha keyboard to improve student understanding of an actual keyboard rather than just keyboard diagrams. Very suitable for knowledge rich curriculum and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
10 High Quality 10-min student marked Rhythm etc. theory starters
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10 High Quality 10-min student marked Rhythm etc. theory starters

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10 worksheets (some two sided/ 26 sheets in total to download) to test rhythm, duration, time signatures and bar lines understanding. Suits Elementary / Primary teachers and High School / Secondary School music teachers. Includes answer pack for student self-marking. Progressively becoming more difficult from Easy (basic duration notes) to Hard (adding up more challenging note durations). For teachers who need weekly high quality, minimal work, 10-minute timed starter work sheets (4 mins timed activity, 3 mins student or peer marking, 3 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task). The worksheets are student marked with instructions on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets can be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing their speed each time. Very suitable for a knowledge rich curriculum approach and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Allows the teacher silent time to complete the register as well. These worksheets are designed to match the high-quality starter activities that maths teachers are able to purchase and use that result in a quiet start to the lesson. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
3 High Quality 10-min student marked Scales etc. theory starters
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3 High Quality 10-min student marked Scales etc. theory starters

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3 double sided worksheets (12 sheets in total to download) to test and improve student’s understanding of music theory in identifying scales, arpeggios and tonic triads. Worksheet 1 (Treble Clef only) C major A minor F Major G Major Worksheet 2 (as worksheet 1 but including the Bass Clef) Worksheet 3 (Treble Clef and Bass Clef) C major A minor F Major G Major D minor E minor Includes answer pack and instructions. Designed to save the teacher time collecting data on student knowledge. Worksheets should be resat to demonstrate student progress and improve understanding. For teachers who need weekly high quality, minimal work, 10-minute timed starter work sheets (4 mins timed activity, 3 mins student or peer marking, 3 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task). The worksheets are student marked with instructions on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets can be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing their speed each time. Very suitable for a knowledge rich curriculum approach and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Allows the teacher silent time to complete the register as well. These worksheets are designed to match the high-quality starter activities that maths teachers are able to purchase and use that result in a quiet start to the lesson. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
2 High Quality 10-min student marked Error Detection etc. theory starters
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2 High Quality 10-min student marked Error Detection etc. theory starters

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Two double sided worksheets (8 sheets in total to download) to test and improve student’s understanding of music theory using Error Detection and completing missing notes or musical patterns. Contains UK/European and American Versions in separate PDF in the ZIP file. Includes answer pack and instructions. Designed to save the teacher time collecting data on student knowledge. Worksheets should be resat to demonstrate student progress and improve understanding. For teachers who need weekly high quality, minimal work, 10-minute timed starter work sheets (4 – 9 mins timed activity, 3 mins student or peer marking, 3 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task). The worksheets are student marked with instructions on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets can be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing their speed each time. Very suitable for a knowledge rich curriculum approach and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Allows the teacher silent time to complete the register as well. These worksheets are designed to match the high-quality starter activities that maths teachers are able to purchase and use that result in a quiet start to the lesson. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
26 High Quality 10-min student marked Keyboard theory starters
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26 High Quality 10-min student marked Keyboard theory starters

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Keyboard / Piano Note Theory - 26 Starter Activity Testing / Learning Worksheets 26 Keyboard Note Quizzes, most 2-sided, (98 total sheets in download) for students including the matching student Answer Pack. Suits Elementary / Primary teachers and High School / Secondary School music teachers including piano instrumental tutors. Progressively becoming more difficult from Easy (5 notes in the treble clef) to Very Hard (2 Ledger Lines with sharps and flats in both clefs). For teachers who need a weekly high quality, minimal work, 10-minute starter (4 mins timed activity, 3 mins student or peer marking, 3 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task). The worksheets are student marked with instructions on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets can be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing speed. Designed to make that all important link between music notation and where a note is on the keyboard. Also includes some photo-real worksheets of the common Yamaha keyboard to improve student understanding of an actual keyboard rather than just keyboard diagrams. Very suitable for knowledge rich curriculum and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
3 Music Word searches (Periods of Music, Instruments of the Orchestra, Theory)
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3 Music Word searches (Periods of Music, Instruments of the Orchestra, Theory)

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3 Music Word searches Word search 1 (18 Words) - The Periods of Music (Includes pictures to help students learn) Word search 2 (29 Words) - The Instruments of the Orchestra (Includes pictures to help students learn) Word search 3A (49 Words) - General Music Theory (European Version) Word search 3B (49 Words) - General Music Theory (American Version) Word searches include a few backwards words, clearly labelled on answer sheets if you need to provide help for students. Includes answer sheets and spaces for student name, class/form and date.
45 High Quality 10-15 min student marked music theory starters
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45 High Quality 10-15 min student marked music theory starters

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26 – Keyboard Notes Theory Starters 10 – Rhythm and Duration Theory Starters 2 – Music Dictation (with audio backing tracks) 2 – Music Score Starters 2 – Music Error Correction Starters 3 – Scales, Arpeggios and Tonic Triads Starters All the starters in this bundle are maked by the student themselves. Why not have an easy 10 minute start to each music lesson and have up to date student progress data and evidence of student assessed marking by the end of each lesson? Each starter should be completed twice to demonstrate student progress or can be used as a Main Activity in your music lesson,
Easy Tunes for Keyboard and Keyboard Map inc Jingle Bells, Minecraft etc
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Easy Tunes for Keyboard and Keyboard Map inc Jingle Bells, Minecraft etc

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Easy Tunes for Keyboard and Keyboard Map inc Jingle Bells, Minecraft etc Various easy tunes for keyboard with treble clef keyboard maps that my Year 7s, 8s, and 9s asked for as a treat. Letter names only, no stave notes. On keyboard map: Bold notes = lower octave, Non-bold notes = higher octave. List of tunes: Jungle Bells Silent Night Star Wars Imperial March Jurassic Park Harry Potter Minecraft Theme Squid Game Tune Dr. Who Halloween Exorcist Crazy Frog Download as either a PDF or a Powerpoint so you can edit yourself. Pieces for educational classroom use only. Please take the time to look at my other resources. Thank you!
6 High Quality 10-min student marked Keyboard theory starters (FREE Samples)
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6 High Quality 10-min student marked Keyboard theory starters (FREE Samples)

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Keyboard / Piano Note Theory - 6 Starter Activity Testing Worksheets (Sample Pack with answers) 6 full worksheets from the full 26 Keyboard Note Starter Quizzes (most 2-sided) for students, including the student Answer Pack. Suits Elementary / Primary teachers and High School / Secondary School music teachers including piano instrumental tutors. If you like these, please download the FULL Note Pack with all 26 comprehensive worksheets covering EASY to DIFFICULT from my store on T Pay T. These cover the full range from easy to difficult. Very suitable for knowledge rich curriculum and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Bach) Adapted for Classroom Keyboard / Piano
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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Bach) Adapted for Classroom Keyboard / Piano

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Bach) Adapted for Classroom Keyboard / Piano Adapted as an accessible RIGHT HAND only classroom music activity with helpful fingerings. Includes versions with and without the notes, and with or without spaces for student details. Version 1 - Adapted version with fingerings Version 2 - Adapted version with fingerings & notes written above Version 3 - Adapted version with fingerings + space for student details Version 4 - Adapted version with fingerings & notes written above + space for student details.
2 High Quality (4 scores) 10-min student marked Score Reading. theory starters
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2 High Quality (4 scores) 10-min student marked Score Reading. theory starters

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Two double sided worksheets, 4 scores in total (8 sheets in total to download) to test and improve student’s understanding of score reading. One introductory and one higher level. Contains UK/European and American Versions in separate PDF in the ZIP file. Includes answer pack and instructions. Designed to save the teacher time collecting data on student knowledge. Worksheets should be resat to demonstrate student progress and improve understanding. For teachers who need weekly high quality, minimal work timed starter work sheets with 9 mins timed activity (suggested), 3 mins student or peer marking, 3 mins admin and handing out / collecting in of task. The worksheets are student marked with instructions provided on efficiently using them in the classroom. Worksheets should be resat regularly to demonstrate student progress or correct common misunderstandings as well as increasing their speed each time. Very suitable for a knowledge rich curriculum approach and designed to match the starter activities that Maths lessons use to settle the students, get them into a routine and help the teacher regularly check understanding with minimal effort. Allows the teacher silent time to complete the register as well. These worksheets are designed to match the high-quality starter activities that maths teachers are able to purchase and use that result in a quiet start to the lesson. Also supports the ‘Teach Like a Champ’ and ‘Practice Perfect’ method by Doug Lemov with regular student testing and student mastery of a basic principle.