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Beginner Piano Sharp Note Reading Worksheet

treble sharp note reading

How many of you had a student who is scared of sharps and sharp note reading? The younger generation calls it a hashtag 😃, which makes us smile, right?! I do introduce my students to sharps early, in the first year of studying piano and use my full arsenal of visual, kinesthetic, and digital tools […]

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 […]

Counting to Success: Counting the Beat Clip Cards

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Beat clip cards are a fun way to diversify the learning of note values and beat counting. These cards are designed to teach and improve the understanding of note and rest combinations. Being rudimentary, these cards only focus on 2/3, 3/3 and 4/4 time signatures. Featuring 3 levels, player group flexibility and bonus preparatory clip […]

Games Approach in Teaching Piano and Theory

In the twenty years of being a piano and music teacher, I have made a variety of mistake. Fortunately, I have also undoubtedly learned immeasurable amounts of things from my students. One of the most important things that I have learned is how kids like to learn. Their education capabilities are influenced by their environment, […]