Creating Beats On The Move

The foundation of “Creating Beats On The Move” is listening ➡ movement ➡ (reading) ➡ playing.  This collection of 40 piano warm-ups takes 5 minutes (or less) and ensures ANY student in your studio can go from nervous to confident improvising with a backing track!


Creating Beats On The Move Description:

  • Level: Multi-level
  • Pages: 119 pages, covers included (more details below)
  • Backing Tracks: 40
  • Format: Instant PDF download, backing tracks
  • Studio License Bonus: Teacher handbook, student handbook, mp3s of each backing track

The foundation of “Creating Beats On The Move” is listening ➡ movement ➡ (reading) ➡ playing.  This collection of 40 piano warm-ups takes 5 minutes (or less) and ensures ANY student in your studio can go from nervous to confident improvising with a backing track!

With 4 units of activities you will have at least 40 weeks of warm-ups ready for your studio.  Each unit contains the movement and improvising concepts covered, 10 movement and improvisation prompts, as well as backing tracks for each prompt.  Plus, each unit builds pedagogically on the previous concepts!

Creating Beats On The Move Level:

Creating Beats On The Move is for every single one of your students, regardless of age or ability level!  With 46 different options to improvise for each prompt, there are many ways for students to make their own improvisation each time they hear a backing track.

Since I have neurodiverse students in my studio, each movement activity is created to take into account options for students that find it hard to balance or change between movements quickly.  Each improvisation prompt has a minimal information design to ensure there isn’t visual overload.  This includes a design that you can quickly cover everything but what your student needs to see at that moment.

Included are tips for each step of the approach (including how to sneak in music theory), plus specialized ideas for neurodiverse/special needs students, sibling/buddy lessons and online lessons.

The concepts covered in “Creating Beats On The Move” are:

  • Keeping a steady tempo
  • Duple and triple meters
  • Intervals
  • Half and whole steps
  • Major and minor modes
  • Sharps and flats
  • Types of chords
  • Various rhythm patterns: up to sixteenth notes
  • Creating melodies and accompaniment patterns

Creating Beats On The Move Bonus:

Included with “Creating Beats On The Move” are a teacher handbook, student improvising book and 40 backing tracks.  Because this is a full-year curriculum of warm-ups, all resources are designed to be as quick and easy for you to use week to week.  This includes having a separate student improvising book so you can quickly share the warm-ups with your students.

Bonus Resources Included In “Creating Beats On The Move”

Teacher Handbook (71 pages): 

Includes teaching tips for:

  • Each step in the warm-up: listening, movement, rhythm, and improvising
  • Building theory
  • Nuerodiverse and other students with unique learner needs
  • Sibling or buddy lessons
  • Online lessons

Each of the 4 units includes:

  • A general overview
  • List of movement and improvisation concepts covered
  • Pictures with descriptions of all movement activities
  • Link to video of all unit movement activities
  • 10 improvisation prompts: Each prompt has 46 ways to mix and match. Set up so it’s easy to visually block off options that are too easy or difficult for a student.

Student Improvising Book (43 pages): 

  • All 4 units of piano improvisations
  • 10 improvisations per unit (40 prompts in total)
  • Set up for online use or printing

Backing Tracks (40 tracks + 5-page PDF): 

  • Downloads of all backing tracks (zip files)
  • Divided in folders by unit
  • PDF: how to download backing tracks + teaching questions

Other Similar Collections:

To round out your studio’s themed curriculum, consider the following collections that are designed for elementary to intermediate students.  These curricula focus on engaging students with learning that engages all the senses!

  • Happy Halloween!: Halloween-themed music that gets students laughing and smiling.

What Is A Studio Licence?

When you purchase “Creating Beats On The Move” you get a zip file of all studio-license PDFs of the activity.  A zip file of all resources is sent digitally via an email receipt.  

You will need a program to open zip files to use this product.

When you purchase “Creating Beats On The Move” you get a studio license to share the following with your students:

  • Individual BACKING TRACKS

You may not share:

  • Any portion of this TEACHER HANDBOOK, including photos of the movement exercises.
  • Any portion of the movement exercise videos (either sharing the link or showing any portion of the video to students).

If you have a multi-teacher studio, please contact Rosemarie directly for additional licenses. Thanks!

A studio license is a great way to stretch your studio budget.  Purchase these themed curriculums once and use them for years (even decades) with students you directly teach!  When these are updated, you will get access to these for free.  

For online teachers, if you share the PDFs during online lessons, students must print immediately and not retain an electronic copy.

The STUDENT IMPROV EDITION & BACKING TRACKS may be distributed electronically when it is a private shared folder. Please ensure your clients do NOT share these PDFs or backing tracks with others. Your license means they can print or listen, but not share.

For more information on your studio license, check out the Terms and Conditions page.

“Creating Beats On The Move” FAQ’s

Piano warm-ups are a fantastic way to bridge off-the-bench movement with practical application on the piano in an interactive way!  But, you may have some questions about “Creating Beats On The Move” in particular.

What technology do I need?

  • Computer or device to store the Teacher Handbook, Student Improv Edition and backing tracks.
  • A way to digitally share backing tracks with students (if they need them during the week). Google Drive is a great for this, but you can use other private options for sharing.
  • You will need to unzip the backing track file once it is downloaded. Computers typically have this feature automatically available.

Do I use these for in-person, online or group lessons?

You can use these for all of the above! While my student used these for online lessons, this is the type of thing we would have done during in-person lessons as well. And, wow did we have a lot of fun at our group lessons doing the movement activities, then improvising!

Is this for during lessons or during the week?

You can use these only during lesson time if you prefer. Or, assign them as a follow-up activity during the week. It’s completely up to you!

What will I have to do outside of lessons?

Not much. These piano warm-ups are designed to take minimal admin time since I know how precious that is. Share backing tracks & choose a couple of movement activities. That’s it!

I’ve never done anything like this. Do you have extra help once I buy this for my studio?

Absolutely! Not only does your Teacher Handbook have a lot of tips for every aspect of the activities, but also for online teaching, neurodiverse students, siblings and buddy lessons.

If you want or need extra help, just hit reply to your first email from me!


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