In Louisiana, there is a great program that gives piano students the opportunity for an end-of-year test. It’s called Rally. The students enter 4 separate parts geared toward their grade level: written test, sight reading, musicianship, performance. The Louisiana Music Teacher’s Association (LMTA) provides a syllabus to help students prepare for Rally.
For the first level, Prep A, the written test requires that students be able to do the following:
Recognize highness and lowness of pitch using wide intervals.
Recognize melodic direction (up, down, same).
To help my Prep A level students prepare, I created this ear training worksheet (with accompanying answer key). It includes both skills required by the syllabus for ear training as listed above, and also includes some additional questions geared to the Prep A level.
The accompanying teacher’s key is merely a suggestion; I often forget what I’ve played for a student during ear training so it makes it rather hard to check their answers! This way, you won’t have my same troubles.
Find the link for the worksheet here.