Celebrating birthdays: piano style

In honor of my birthday this coming Sunday (March 4th), I decided to dedicate this week’s blog post to celebrating birthdays of students (and teachers) during piano lessons.

I am a big fan of the birthday certificates that teachers hand out to their students on their birthday but I was not able to find any piano themed ones.  So I decided to create my own.  While it wishes the student and/or teacher a happy birthday, the person must also be able to read notes to help decode the message. So it is both educational and fun!

Download the PDF certificate below:

Piano birthday certificate

Print it (I like to print it on cardstock). Then fill in the blanks.

Also, what better way for students to celebrate birthdays, whether it be their own or someone elses, than to play the Happy Birthday song. It’s a great way for students to show off their skills to a family member or friend and will get others singing along (in tune for once!).

I found these great free printable music sheets for both beginners and intermediate players. You can download the PDF files for those below:

Happy Birthday Intermediate

Happy Birthday Beginner

And of course, what’s a birthday without a treat? If you’re talented in the kitchen, this adorable piano cupcake would be fun to make:

Giant Cupcake for Pianist

For those of us that are a little less skilled, my students always love a treat bag full of candy.

Have an idea you do for your students’ birthdays? I’d love to hear it!

Happy birthday celebrating!


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