Rhythm in the Grid

Rhythm in the Grid Rhythm in the Grid is a way to explain 16th note counting. I made this “pre-computers” years ago and it has been helpful with some students over the years. This is a great way for visual learners to learn the concept of how to count subdivided beats. Recently I re-made it and […]

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Rhythm Circle

Rhythm Circle I made this years ago, but I recently polished it up with new colors, so I thought I’d post it. Every now and then a student will have  trouble seeing the relationship between notes. I have made several worksheets to help with this. Sometimes I tell them it’s like a big pizza that we’re […]

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Windsong

  Windsong I wrote Windsong for one of my older beginners. I wanted a piece she could play successfully, yet with expression.  If a piece is technically difficult, a student cannot relax enough to add musicality to the music. It is difficult to write a piece that uses only a few notes, simple rhythms, yet still […]

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Make a Keyboard

Make a Keyboard Puzzle I designed this for those of us who will have young beginners in the fall. There are many ways to use my new keyboard. The simplest way to use it is to call it  puzzle and let students put it together. Often we assume students know more than they do. Even when they have circled […]

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Step Skipping Game

Step and Skip Game I posted a new game on my web site today. The objective is for students to quickly learn to identify steps and skips on the staff. The cards that go along with the game can also be used as step, skip, and repeat flash cards. I had fun making this game. I […]

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Welcome to my blog where I post all kinds of piano teaching resources including games, worksheets, and teachings aids. Please follow and like us:

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