Author Archives: Eugene

No Prep Valentine’s Theory Worksheets

Do you follow the holiday calendar in your studio? Then you may like a quick and Valentine’s themed theory activity for the students who learn flats and sharps. I have added a few to my Valentine’s Day Theory Worksheets collection this year! Name that Key Flats and Sharps Download this Name that Key flats and […]

Piano Heroes: Mission Start

Piano Heroes Mission Start book

Hello, Piano Teacher!How was your lesson today? Was your five-year-old bouncing around the class, interested in everything except piano? Was your six-year-old complaining about how boring piano lesson is? I know, believe me, I feel for you. I am a piano teacher and, just like you, I really like teaching the piano. I put my […]

20 DAY Bass Clef Candy Shop Challenge

20 day bass workbook

20 DAY Bass Clef Candy Shop Challenge is the second book in a series of note learning workbooks. The book utilizes the same short exercises, one page a day approach. It covers all the notes in bass clef, including ledger line notes. The exercises are grouped in days. There are 4 quizzes after every 5 […]

20 DAY Treble Clef Candy Shop Challenge

Being able to read music is a very important aspect of music education. It opens a whole new world for young explorers! In my teaching, I try to introduce the notation from the very first lesson. As it might look a little overwhelming for the young children, I came up with an everyday practice workbook 20 […]

No Candy! No Stickers! How to establish a proper piano practice routine

How to motivate students to practice

What is practicing? Studying and practicing are often looked at as memorization and drilling, that is performed over and over again until the information is seared into the brains. However, for most, memorization is an inefficient and stressful path to understanding and capability. Many studies have been conducted about piano and practice in general, and […]

Middle C Pink Unicorn Printable

Middle C Unicorn - blogpost

One of my current projects is to create different worksheets which could help me to get ready for teaching my new students in September. The worksheets with a variety of themes and characters, to satisfy everyone, Star War followers, and princess fans. That’s why note learning, and actually Middle C note learning is on my list. Middle […]

Over the Rainbow Ledger Line Note Worksheet

Over the Rainbow Ledger Line Notes

The concept of ledger line notes is quite challenging for any level of students. It takes time to master the recognition of notes above and below the note staff. Obviously, the worksheet format is the least exciting but most efficient way to work on this task. The exercises won’t take a lot of time to work on and is […]

Accidental-ly Lucky

Accidental-ly Lucky Free Worksheet

Saint Patrick’s Accidentals on the Keyboard Worksheet Looking for an engaging and fun theory activity for the Saint Patrick’s week to practice with your students at your studio but don’t have time to make worksheets? Then try this Accidental-ly Lucky Saint Patrick’s themed keyboard awareness worksheet. Accidental-ly Lucky This Saint Patrick’s Theory Printable PDF contains […]

Valentine’s Theory Printables – Print and Go!

Valentine's Day Printables 2018

Every holiday on our calendar is a great opportunity to diversify piano studio day-to-day routine. With Valentine’s Day being just around the corner let’s make theory practicing a little more hearty and sweet!!! If you have a beginner student who can use some more practice with the note to keyboard or note to staff connection, use this […]

Step Skip Repeat Reinforcing Pre-intervalic Music Reading

Step. Skip. Repeat. Racing Game

While interval concept is quite hard to grasp for the young piano learners, step, skip, and repeat terms relate better since they actually describe motion. That is why to secure success in interval understanding in the future it is suitable to start with learning steps, skips and repeats firstly.  The ability to operate those terms […]