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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 […]

Unicorn Ledger Notes Game for Your Beginner Piano Student

Unicorn Ledger Notes Game

Do you have a student who is a good note reader but when it comes to high pitches everything gets “too hard” and boring? Please note that some younger students just haven’t developed space and dimension sense yet. It is still hard for them to imagine the continuity of the staff. Therefore ledger line notes […]

Beginner Piano Sharp Note Reading Worksheet

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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 […]

Top 4 Beginner Piano Lesson Activities for Online Teaching

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Welcome to Start Piano Studio blog. Today we are entering the realm of online piano lessons. We do know that online lessons may not be your favorite way of teaching the piano and arguably the most effective one. However, there are times when they are the only way and we are here to help. How […]

How to Keep Intermediate Piano Students Interested in Piano Lessons

How to keep intermediate piano students interested in piano lessons

Nowadays children are so over-scheduled with various activities that they hardly have time to live. Finding appropriate repertoire that fits into their busy lives and keeps them interested in piano lessons is challenging. Especially for intermediate level students. The time of elementary lessons, when students were exposed to learning music concepts, mastered pieces in a […]

20 Intermediate Piano Repertoire Pieces to Inspire

Intermediate Piano Repertoire

Do you have a list of intermediate piano repertoire pieces to inspire and motivate your students?? Introducing the students to world-known pianists is an encouraging and rewarding experience and has to be included in the lesson plan for all levels. Here is a list of 20 Intermediate Piano Repertoire Pieces which definitely are going to […]

The Guide to Intermediate Piano Lesson Planning

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Intermediate Piano Lesson Planning? Do we need to plan and set goals for each student? After years of working with students and various technical educational resources available to me, I came up with a simple planning system that helps me organize day-to-day lessons effectively. Each lesson for the level 5-8 piano student is 45 min […]

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 […]

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 […]