How to Teach Pre-Reading Music
A tutorial on how to teach pre-reading piano music.

Pre-reading music for the piano is a simplified way to write music notes without a staff to complicate the process. Students can learn the concepts of up and down, finger numbers, rhythm, and hand placements in pre-reading music. Learning to read notes can be very challenging. Pre-reading music gives students an opportunity to become familiar […]

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Throwback Thursday Fishy Fish
In this cute matching game, students music match notes to the corresponding rest.

Fishy Rhythm Matching Cards Fishy Fish is a cute music rhythm game for beginning music students. The objective is to match rhythm notes with the corresponding rest or note value. I am posting this for Throwback Thursday as the last in my series of games for beginning students. I almost forgot about this and maybe it […]

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Cute Keyboard Flash Cards
Play games with cute flash cards that feature piano keyboards

Cute Keyboard Flash Cards Do you remember these cute keyboard flash cards I posted a long time ago? They are really fun in a goofy sort of way. I’m reposting them today for Throwback Thursday because I promised I would post some really fun games for beginning students. Beginners love these keyboard cards. They are […]

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Froggie Worksheets for Beginners
Colorful Hands worksheet for left and right hands

Today for Throwback Thursday I’m continuing to review material for beginners. Over the years I’ve posted many froggie worksheets and today I’m showing four that can be used at the very first lesson. [Scroll down to see the links.] I don’t use a method book when preschool through 2nd grade students begin lessons. There are many excellent […]

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Throwback Thursday Finger Number Bingo
Finger Number Bingo

Finger Number Bingo Finger Number Bingo is a very easy (free) bingo game to teach piano finger numbers to young children. Since this time of year so many teachers have beginning students, I’m reposting this popular bingo game. It was first posted in August, 2013 and I’m sure it seems like just yesterday to many […]

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