Amber Staffa

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Amber Staffa
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Challenging music students in creative ways- because if it's not fun, it's not sustainable.
 
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By Amber Staffa
This latest product from the Piano Studio of Amber Staffa is an activity book featuring 6 popular Christmas Songs that are all missing random notes throughout the pieces. As students follow along with the words, they must use their ear to figure
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Amber Staffa
This new series from the Piano Studio of Amber Staffa gives beginner composers an exciting, controlled environment to get creative and make some music of their own. Students who have never composed before often get extremely overwhelmed if you give
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
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By Amber Staffa
This is a great classic sheet to use in class when teaching private students about Steps and Skips between notes. Complete this sheet in the lesson and then send them home with a fun activity sheet for review!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
I like incorporating activities that reinforce writing skills for my young students. This worksheet lets students explain in their own words why it's important to check the time and key signatures before they begin to play a piece.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Printables
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3 ratings
3.8
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By Amber Staffa
Why should I want to sight read?? This homework sheet for private music lessons gives students who shy away from a regular sight reading routine a chance to justify to THEMSELVES why being a good sight reader is awesome!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
Students must understand the basic concepts of Melody and Harmony verrrrrrry early in their study of any instrument. This is a fun T/F worksheet for them to take home so you can see how well they really understand the ideas and how they apply to
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
This sheet mimics the Reading Challenge that students often do in school. To encourage daily sight reading, they are asked to sight read 2 lines of something each day, and draw an eye into a pair of glasses for each one. Parents should confirm
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
For a topic sooo so so... (one more) SO crucial to the development of good sight reading skills, intervals can really bore students if you don't spice things up a bit! I have several activities in my PUZZLED series (available soon as a set), and
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
This worksheet is a prerequisite for teaching young students about chords. They always do so much remember remembering notes and visualizing chord structure in their head when they can rattle off the chain of thirds no problem.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
When you think about how students will apply their chord knowledge when analyzing a piece, it just makes sense to give them practice through an activity of this nature. Each triad is labeled and students must look for mistakes- chords that are
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
This is a good sheet to either use for a quick quiz in class or to fill out as a review and then use as a study guide.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
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By Amber Staffa
I try to design a handful of activities each month that are especially geared toward boys. Boys tend to get bored if they don’t feel like their homework is HIGH ENERGY enough. :) This activity forces students to organize triads in their head
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
If you liked my Triad Investigation sheet, this is a set of others that use the same activity in a mix of key signatures and include diminished and augmented chords. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
This is a good sheet to either use for a quick quiz in class or to fill out as a review and then use as a study guide. Available in 2 levels
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Staffa
Happy New Year!! What a perfect time to get to know your students better and make sure you're up to date on their playing goals! (that sounded much less lame in my head) When I give this to my students to fill out, I like including the section
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework, Printables
FREE
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By Amber Staffa
When it comes to some younger students, don’t you sometimes find yourself wishing that you could snap into their heads for a second, just long enough to see exactly how they see the piano and how they hear the music they make? As a teacher, there
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Printables
FREE
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By Amber Staffa
Students need to be sight reading ALLLL the time, but it can be tricky keeping them motivated to do it! I'm constantly switching between different activities, challenges, and clubs to make sight reading a track-able, motivating, social experience
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Amber is a Performing Arts graduate of Rowan University. She holds a BA in Subject Matter Teaching for K-12, and a BM in Instrumental Music Education with a Piano Concentration. She currently owns a Music Studio outside of Cherry Hill, NJ where she has 9 years of experience with private piano lessons, piano-readiness classes for young beginners, and classes for music theory and composition.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Amber designs the majority of her own curriculum and is proud to train a group of very talented, expressive, technically equipped pianists. Her materials available here are designed to be fun, yet challenging and exemplary of core curriculum standards for music education.

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Amber maintains a large Music Resource Lab full of Free printables and resources for teachers at: www.AmberStaffaPiano.com

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