It is human nature to create and to connect with other people. In writing our own music, we do both of these! Most people don’t because they just don’t know where to start or how to plan out a full song. The rhythm cards are great for inspiration, and the song templates turn the art of songwriting into a fill-in-the-blank process that might feel like it’s not songwriting at all…But it is!
This is one of the absolute favorite activities of the many in my piano studio. I try to do compositions for big holidays, and Christmas is the biggest! Younger students love to go home with a piece of sheet music that they wrote and play it at their family Christmas gatherings. Even the adults get a little sense of pride, though they try to hide it!
As the teacher, I’m just thrilled to help my students feel these senses of accomplishment and creation. It brings us closer, and it helps them spread joy and hope to others. It’s also helpful to me that I made these templates ahead of time (can you imagine trying to compose 20+ different songs with 20+ different people AND get it all in the notation software in a week or so? Yikes!). You can have these templates in the full composition pack below!
May the holiday season bring you joy, happiness, and great feelings of creating music!
Comes with all three rhythm packs (135 total rhythm prompts), 5 games, and 18 song templates. Learn theory while creating a Christmas carol to share with friends and family!
I used some of the prompt cards to write my own carol too! See it in action here.