Teaching Resources by Mark Aldous

NEW  A simple but very useful reference sheet for students starting tuned percussion playing. The sheet clearly presents the keyboard and Treble clef stave with some hints for learning the position of the notes.

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NEW   A simple reference sheet introducing Timpani students to the Bass Clef and some tips fpr how to learn it. 

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NEW A reference sheet which clearly lays out the Note Values pyramid, rests and an explaination of the Drum Kit stave. Ideal for all Drum Kit beginners. 

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NEW  A collection of introductory sheets which build the students confidence in reading drum kit music. A step by step approach designed to be used with the teacher's guidance. The material is fun and covers basic music reading from crotchets all the way up to semiquavers. There is a duet also and an introduction to playing some basic rudiments with the feet. This 10 page pack also includes a revision assignment for the student to complete at the end of the unit to ensure that they have grasped the various elements. An efficient route from beginner to Grade 1 level, it really works!

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Lesson planning is becoming increasingly important in one to one lessons. These sheets enable you to keep tabs on your lessons throughout the year. They'll keep your boss happy too - they clearly show long, medium, and short term plans along with student details including; name, school, class, date they started learning, previous exam results, SEN info and room for anything else you need to record. All on an efficient 2 A4 pages. These are great when it comes to writing reports too - you can see a whole year's progress on 2 pages. Print 1 set per pupil and away you go! This is a PDF download only.

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Short of ideas for your long term plans? Get the students to do them! These effective sheets encourage your students to reflect on the previous year's study and to set some goals for themselves in the coming year. 2 slightly different versions are included - one designed for Primary schools and one for Secondary. The students really enjoy completing them and it will give a focus to the whole year's lessons.

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