For students who struggle to play by ear, these worksheets are the "training wheels" for the year. Included are 33 simple and popular tunes well known by kids of all ages. For use primarily on the piano, but can transfer easily to other instruments. The students use their ears to fill in the blanks. Is the next note higher, lower, or the same? In this packet they can figure out the songs in multiple keys. Depending on their level, the teacher will have to help them navigate the sharps and flats as needed. The more they work on this, the easier it becomes. Then they can start memorizing the songs, truly playing by ear, and maybe even adding some I IV and V chords for harmony.
There is also an easy packet with the same songs with hints that usually keep the student in the key of C.
You can buy both of these packets for a discounted price.