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Unlike any other music technology curricular offering, the SoundTree Keyboard Lab Curriculum includes three levels: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. It is the perfect solution for a comprehensive, vertical K-12 music curriculum that focuses on the keyboard as a tool for both learning piano skills and reinforcing musical concepts, skills, and general music integration. These exclusive, in-depth, keyboard-based curricula include powerful resources for teaching in the group piano instructional environment. Each includes a variety of materials that make it easy to incorporate technology in the music classroom. These curricula will serve as an integral resource for any music educator who teaches music with pianos or keyboards.
Each level has two distinct components:
The core keyboard component of the curriculum includes the most popular group piano methods available from Alfred. Each curriculum level is age appropriate. The sequential materials from this course included in the SoundTree Keyboard Lab Curriculum include:
In addition to these methods, all associated teachers materials (including MIDI files and CD ROMs) are included. There are also exclusive Reproducible Worksheet Books that contain Theory and Ear Training worksheets to correlate with each unit of Alfred’s Piano resources.
General Music Component:
In addition to the keyboard materials listed above, The Elementary Curriculum Book includes 60 lesson plans written specifically for the Korg Group Education Controller (GEC) from SoundTree. These lesson plans serve as a guide for incorporating a GEC keyboard lab into the general music classroom setting. Written by experienced teachers who teach in a keyboard lab environment, these classroom-tested lessons include lessons in the following areas:
In addition to the SoundTree materials, there are a number of grade level specific materials published by Alfred included. Please check the Curriculum Overview documents below to examine what materials come with each curriculum level.
The lessons are not presented in a specific order, but are intended to give the teacher maximum flexibility to include them in the curriculum based on the needs of students in the individual classes. The musical experiences in each lesson address the National Standards for Music Education. Each individual lesson is organized in the following manner:
SoundTree Curriculum – Elementary Overview:
SoundTree Curriculum – Middle School Sample Lesson:
SoundTree Curriculum – High School Overview: