One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net There is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a section of printable materials, an “arcade”, and a music library; all can be extremely useful in your lesson preparation or personal practice with your child at home.
In the printable section you will find sheet music at varying levels and styles, theory pages, scales, practice charts, blank staff paper, award certificates, and other worksheets. The sheet music is divided according to level and style. They include classic works (arrangements, of course), traditional folk songs, religious pieces, and holiday music. The piano scales section is somewhat limited, but C, F, and G are included and should give you a head start. The theory has different sections to it as well, and can be divided into the proper clef and learning level of the student.
The arcade section I’ve never used, but the index says it includes games, stories, and even coloring pages for your budding Beethoven. Music should be fun and this seems to be an easy way to get a child interested in learning about music.
The music library is quite useful in teaching music history in interesting ways. There are “meet the composer” and “meet the orchestra” pages, as well as crosswords and word searches to go along with the informational pages. There is an index of teachers for any instrument in any area of the US, and a list of homeschool teachers as well. The library section also includes a full printable song book, individual lessons, and desktop wallpapers, among other things.
I hope that you will take the time to check out MakingMusicFun.net, whether you are a teacher, parent, or music education student. This is a wonderful resource that I intend to use for many years to come, in my classroom and with my own children. Enjoy! ♫♪