Strengthen Piano Fingers with Robot Fingers Tapping Cards

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The finger independence and the use of finger numbers are two crucial elements of early piano studying. The good news is those concepts can be fortified by playing a variety of games and special activities. One of those is Robot Piano Fingers. Play it with Robot Fingers Tapping Cards. For instance, one of my students […]

Koala Ledger Notes Play the Piano

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Three ways to use notes game to assist with bass ledger notes reinforcement One of the important goals for the first year of studying piano is to develop fluent reading skills. There are many different ways and Koala Ledger Notes is a game designed to support this process. Koala Ledger Notes the Game It is […]

Step and skip recognition to strengthen the note-reading skills

Step and skip recognition

Note reading. We all could agree that reading music is an important skill for any level of musicians. Simple drilling of the note reading on the staff is not necessarily the best strategy and might not be the greatest for some type of learners too. In order to excel in reading we teachers must employ […]

Note-to-key recognition activity

The lessons are in full swing and you want to be ready for any unexpected challenges your students might face. That is why I keep my teacher’s binder always full of worksheets and activities. My students are already familiar with the green duotang from where I can pull a magic sheet to practice anything 😃. […]

Keyboard Geography with Keys on Top Game

Keyboard Geography with Keys on Top Game

Keyboard geography is one of the first concepts the beginner piano student is introduced to. Not only it helps the novice piano learner to get familiar with the piano but also to make sense of the piano keyboard note organization. How to promote note-to-key recognition practice? Use one of the most admirable games – Keys […]

Listening activity cards for your youngest piano students

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Yesterday was the first in many months of quarantine in-person lessons in the studio and oh boy, did I miss all that live interaction! Even with all health protocols in place! To make the first lesson special for my beginners I created cards for listening activity. The concepts high/low, fast/slow, and happy/sad are too abstract […]

Accidentals on the keys concept reviewing with unicorn printable

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Accidentals shouldn’t be difficult. And today’s unicorn-themed printable was created to prove that. It will help to unravel the secrets of naming the black keys. Either you are introducing the students to sharps, or only flats or both accidentals, this worksheet will make the learning fun. Accidentals success There are a few simple rules to […]

Music Terms and Signs 5 Minute Review

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When I was a piano teacher fresh from the college I had trouble understanding how to keep the variety of piano and theory concepts up to date when the lesson is only 30 min. Not until my younger child was born I realized: just keep reminding what is what and the concepts are going to […]

C-Intervals Worksheet for Summer Piano Lessons

C-Intervals Worksheet

Intervals anyone? Actually, I love teaching intervals. It is my favorite concept. I do some prep work by introducing skips, steps, and repeats at a very early stage of learning piano. I cannot recall a single student who didn’t like or didn’t get intervals. And as you know the intervals are a crucial component of […]