I usually have a pretty long to do “wish list” in the summer. I say wish list because not everything on my list gets done, but it is what I hope to get done. One of those things on my list has been to transfer worksheets that Eik Siang Mar has created over the years on her website FunandLearnMusic.com for teachers to use (for free may I add) to my iPad. She has been so generous!
Imagine my pure delight when I found out that she created an iOS app for the iPad where ALL her worksheets- over 400 of them are available on an app! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this as it immediately crosses one of my “to do’s” off the list! The work is done for me and it is AWESOME!!!
SproutBeat has over 400 worksheets and games that you can use at the tip of your fingertips with your students with more added weekly. Need to review notes? There is a worksheet for it. How about key signatures, intervals, chords? You name it- chances are high that it is there. And I can bet if you are in need of something Eik Siang Mar would create it.
Everything is categorized by theory subject so you can easily find what you are looking for. Once the worksheet is downloaded, you can open it up later without internet connection.
Once the worksheet is downloaded. Students will pick their “writing” tool (pen, pencil or marker) and then choose a color they would like to use. Students can erase and change the color. It even allows you to print the worksheet if you want.
SproutBeat is free to download and allows you to download your first 25 worksheets for free. I thought this was a generous amount to give it a try and see how you like it. If you are using it, and are liking it, then you can upgrade and have all access for $19.99.
Check out the website for more information on this fantastic app. I highly recommend SproutBeat for teachers to use in the studio. The worksheets are colorful, fun and motivating. It is a definite must have in the studio!