Encouraging Mozart: Musical Note Flashcards

Do you have a beginning Beethoven or budding Brahms at your house? Get him started right with the free printable musical note flashcards I’m sharing today.

Theory games for beginning piano students {free printables from www.flandersfamily.info}

Our two children who most loved to play the piano moved off to dental school last year, and we suddenly realized that if we wanted our home to remain filled with music, then we needed to get their younger siblings into piano lessons ASAP.

That we did, and we are blessed to have found a wonderfully encouraging and enthusiastic teacher. Not only does she teach the children we hired her to teach, but after noting the eager intensity with which our little 5-year-old observed their lessons, she has started working with him, as well.

And he is loving every minute of it. Even the theory. That’s because she makes it a lot of fun with games like this.

Piano Key Flashcards

Piano Key Flashcards/ Concentration Game {free printable from www.flandersfamily.info}

You can print these Piano Key Flashcards double-sided and cut them apart to use as flashcards. Or print them single-sided on two pieces of white cardstock, cut them out, and spread facedown on the table or floor to use as a memory game. If you have as many piano students as I’ve had, you may even want to laminate them for durability.

Musical Note Flashcards

Musical Note Flashcards

Once your little Mozart can recognize and name all the piano keys, you should do the same thing with these Musical Note Flashcards. At the suggestion of one of my readers, I’ve expanded the original set now to include bass clef notes, as well.

Musical Note Flashcards for beginning piano students {free printable from www.flandersfamily.info}

Per the suggestion of one of my readers, this set has now been expanded to include four full octaves, from the C below the bass clef to the C above the treble clef. Just click on either image to download them all.

free printable musical note flashcards -- four full octaves -- from www.flandersfamily.info

If you really want to challenge your child, mix the piano key flashcards and musical note flashcards together, then play “Go Fish” or “Concentration” by pairing each musical note with it’s matching key. Enjoy!

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  1. Thank you for the lovely printable flashcards in a smaller size. I am a piano teacher, and I’m always looking for smaller flashcards that we can use in “music” themed games. I do have one issue to point out, however. The stems are going the wrong direction for many of the notes. The rule is middle line or above is down on the left. Notes below the middle line of the staff should have stems up on the right. You have several high C’s and D’s (C5 D5) with the stems going up on the right. The same thing is true of your bass clef notes. I realize that sometimes they are written that way on flashcards, but since part of piano lessons is learning how to read notes and write them correctly, I have always felt it important to teach beginners the correct stem position. Other than that, I will be printing the ones with the correct stem placement and will use them for a game. Thank you.

      1. Thank you so much for responding Jennifer. I really didn’t expect that. I know I’m not the best piano teacher around, but I do try to teach them the correct way to write music notes and composing activities are a part of our lessons as well as music themed games when I use note flashcards. I will certainly pass on the link for the flashcards to my students. Many of them like to have their own sets. Having made many music theory worksheets myself, and I know how much time it takes to create these items. You are much appreciated!

    1. Yes, Kim, I do! I made an expanded list of musical note flashcards several years back. It was a complete oversight that the full printable was not linked in this post. Thanks for bringing that fact to my attention! It is now, so just click on the image in the post to download them all.

    2. Thank you so much for the printable activities. Our daughter is 6 and we are just starting piano lessons!

  2. I especially love your piano keys flashcards. These are great too, but I was wondering if you were going to expand on them. It would be so great to have them go at least to the top of the staff, and to have some bass clef too.

    1. That’s a great idea, Jessica! You’ll find a set that covers four full octaves (including bass clef) now linked above.

  3. Thanks so much for your blog. Just happen to stumble on it and it’s blessing me so much. I wanted to know if you had suggestions of beginners piano books that you can recommend. My 6 yr old boy loves to sing and we got a little keyboard that we want to have him practice at home with. I have printed your flash cards as well which I will use with him. Blessing and grace be multiplied to you and your family.


    1. Hi, Alethea. I have a little boy who just turned six and loves to sing, too. He’s using Bastien’s Piano for Young Beginners Primer book right now and absolutely loves it. He played in his first recital just before Christmas. I think you’ll be pleased with the progress he can make in this book.

  4. I was encouraged to see that you have 2 in dental school right now. I’ve been a dentist for over 30 years and still LOVE it! Dentistry has afforded me many opportunities to share my faith using dental services as a means of doing so. I’d be happy to talk with and encourage your children in their dental endeavors!

    1. Glad to hear that, Dr. Joe. My two are home now for Christmas break, so I’ll pass along your good words to them. Thanks for writing, and blessings on your practice!

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