Cover the Keys Throwback Thursday
Keyboard Bingo for beginners

Cover the Keys is a bingo type game that you can play with one or more students. For today’s Throwback Thursday I’m featuring a game for students who are just starting piano and are learning the keys on the piano. There are enough cards for 6 children, but I usually use this with my student […]

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Make a Keyboard Puzzle
Put Together a Keyboard Puzzle

Sometimes we explain a concept to students, they understand, and it’s done. But it doesn’t always work that way. I remember asking a student something and she said, “Mrs. Paradis, I have never heard of that in my life.” This was a second year student and she wasn’t one of my early childhood beginners. So […]

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Rhythm Circle Throwback Thursday
Rhythm Circle for 16ths

Today’s Throwback Thursday goes really way back. I first drew these by hand for my students when I was a classroom music teacher. It makes it really easy for students to learn how many 16ths equal a whole note. In a way, this worksheet goes along with my previous post a few days ago about […]

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Stuck in the Method Book

Have you ever had students reach pre-middle school age and you realize they have not made a lot of progress in piano over the years? When students get to a certain age, usually about 4th or 5th grade, they become embarrassed that they are playing baby-sounding pieces. We would like to give them something harder, […]

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Webinar Workshops – Unlimited Self Study!

Make it a summer of self-study! For many years, my friend and piano pedagogy expert Elizabeth Gutierrez has been presenting online piano teaching webinar workshops for piano teachers. They have been on varied topics including technique, expressive playing, pupil saving pieces, artistry, teaching ideas, and even book reviews. These video mini workshops cover just about […]

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