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Study Guide for Sentimental Waltz by F. Schubert, RCM Level 6

Study Guide Sentimental Waltz

The holidays went by and the winter term lessons are in a full swing. RCM January Piano Exam is a good milestone to start a new year. For me, it is also a time to make plans and set goals for my students. For that reason, I am sharing my Study Guide for Sentimental Waltz […]

Note and Rest Review with Rhythm Pumpkin Patch

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I still want to see Autumn colors behind my windows, go for long walks, but this morning I woke up to the snow. Obviously, it is timid and quickly melting, but snow. Let me share with you this year’s last Autumn-themed game Rhythm Pumpkin Patch which I made for one very special and cheerful 5 […]

Note Value with Halloween Spooky Math

Note Value Halloween Spooky Math

Whether or not your students are going trick-or-treating this year; you can make your Halloween month of the piano lessons fun. Today’s worksheet is an off-the-bench activity or homework. Halloween Spooky Math Worksheet will help to review and reinforce note value concept. Basic Note Value The worksheet was designed for the youngest students, who just […]

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 […]

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 […]