Music Skill Assessment Activity

Copy Cat

  1. Sit with your student and take turns playing simple melodies with your instruments (a few keys on the piano, or a few chords strung together on a guitar). You choose the melody and play it first, and then ask your student to mimic the sound.
  2. Take a break after each melody and ask the student if they know what notes are being played.
  3. Depending on their performance and answers, you can choose to start from scratch with a broad overview of the instrument’s notes or build off their existing knowledge accordingly.