Studio: Beginner Reader

The fun way to improve note reading skills in music lessons

A collection of online music games ideal for beginner sight-reading. Music teachers can drag a set of notes up or down the stave into position, and customise the reading exercises for the individual. Includes a bonus companion printable piano book to replace the in-built question tools when students are ready for more.

All of @learnatune games are playable using a web browser on a computer, laptop or tablet

Music games in this online pack

Don’t Wake Lenny

Collect as many precious gems as you dare – but don’t wake Lenny the sleeping lion! Includes an in-built leaderboard.

Garbage Monsters

Are you brave enough to turn over the next monster bin? Collect points in this leaderboard game – just don’t find a red monster!

Fruit Ninja

Fly the little watermelon to safety and avoid the fruit ninjas. A game of perfect timing!

King and the Thief

Creep through the castle corridor reclaiming the treasure King John stole – but don’t wake up the dozing Knights

Treasure in the Desert

There are snakes lurking in the desert! Collect coins to win … but are you brave enough to keep going without escaping?

Supercow

Fly Sally the Supercow through the obstacles and complete her flight training. Just try not to give her a headache! Includes an in-built leaderboard.

Don’t Catch the Penguins

The title says it all! Collect as many gems as possible but watch out for those sliding penguins.

Basketball

Shoot some hoops to score points. The longer you wait the more points you score – but don’t wait too long or the timer runs out!

Bonus Resources

This pack includes a set of colourful and printable leaderboard templates and a bonus companion piano book for beginners (includes sight-reading exercises in five finger positions).

“The games in this music pack have been designed for teachers to use in music lessons. All work well during in person lessons and many are ideal for online teaching using platforms like Zoom or Skype. Simply open a web browser on your computer, laptop or tablet, select a game and play!”

— Susan Leigh MA LRSM LLCM FISM – Music teacher and creator of the games

Happy music teachers and students

Wow! This website looks amazing!!! … Many thanks again for your help and for putting together such an amazing teaching resource!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

By far my favorite is studyforfive. This completely transformed my studio. The only problem is that it set the bar so high that whenever I try to bring in games from other websites to my students, now they think everything else is boring!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

These games are invaluable. With lockdown going on, I don’t know how I would have managed without them!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bonus Extra

Set up leaderboard competitions

This music pack comes with a PDF file of printable and colourful leaderboard templates for extra fun and motivation for your students!

Using in music lessons

All the games in this music pack are customisable.

  • Six games have draggable notes which you can move into any position on the stave. Take the complexity out of reading and ask students to play the short line of notes in free time.
  • Two games include some simple rhythms (1, 2, 3 and 4 beat notes) and time signatures which can be dragged on to the stave.
  • All the exercises are marked by the teacher with scores out of five. This is added to the total game score.
  • The in-built exercises can easily be replaced with any sight-reading of your choice (including the bonus book) when your beginner student is ready for more.