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Piano Party, #2066952 04/19/13 06:46 AM
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Hi all, I am planning a piano party for young children aged 5-11. I want to serve a piano key cake, and instead of a present each child is to bring a musical piece that they are working on and play it. We are going to have food and games after this - does anybody have any musical game ideas? I was thinking of passing the beat games, music trivia games, Orff improvisation/body percussion games. Any other ideas?

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Re: Piano Party, [Re: Nannerl Mozart] #2066959 04/19/13 07:07 AM
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If you have a smart phone, you can download a game called Music Flash Class. It has a great "hot potato" game setting that I have played in classes with students as young as 7 and as old as 24! Seriously, they all had fun playing. I couldn't believe how the college students participated, but the kids were hilarious. So much giggling and helping each other learn at the same time.


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Re: Piano Party, [Re: Nannerl Mozart] #2067284 04/19/13 05:13 PM
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Thanks for the tip, I just downloaded it!


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Re: Piano Party, [Re: Nannerl Mozart] #2067400 04/19/13 11:35 PM
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Hi Nannerl Mozart! Sounds like fun smile I'd love to see how you make a piano key cake!

I just did a piano party at my studio last Saturday afternoon with a "Happy Birthday Bach" theme for around the same age group as you. We played "traditional" birthday party games, but each had a twist that allowed them to learn all about Bach and included some fun music instruction. They each played a piece for each other, learned how to give constructive feedback on a performance and basically had an absolute blast with the games and even a little craft. It lasted 1.5 and the kids were ticked to have to leave at the end of it! I know they all left having learned something.

The entire plan/printables for the "Happy Birthday Bach" piano party is on my blog - more info is here if you're interested. http://www.teachpianotoday.com/2012...ith-this-fantastic-group-piano-resource/


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Re: Piano Party, [Re: Nannerl Mozart] #2067408 04/19/13 11:54 PM
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You could use KitKat bars for the black keys on the cake (although they'd be brown). smile


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Re: Piano Party, [Re: Nannerl Mozart] #2067470 04/20/13 05:22 AM
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Thanks for your ideas! I was going to work with chocolate, temper white, milk and dark chocolate - http://eyecandy.nanakaze.net/?p=313

I've done it before with the company logo with the end of year recital cake. tdow - thanks for the link, looked like you had lots of fun!

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Sounds like fun! My friend Joy has a lot of resources on piano games; Susan also has a bunch of piano resources.

It really depends on how old the kids are and what type of musical background they have. smile

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Originally Posted by Minniemay
If you have a smart phone, you can download a game called Music Flash Class. It has a great "hot potato" game setting that I have played in classes with students as young as 7 and as old as 24! Seriously, they all had fun playing. I couldn't believe how the college students participated, but the kids were hilarious. So much giggling and helping each other learn at the same time.


Fun! What a great idea. I just watched it on youtube. I don't have a smart phone so I will either borrow hubby's or figure out a way to play the game with another type of timer. Thanks!


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