Wendy Steven’s New Halloween Pieces

The internet is buzzing with teachers who are loving Wendy Steven’s new Halloween pieces. These are early elementary level pieces, with fun sound effects your students can add. Although beginning level, they are not babyish, so they can be used for all ages of children who want a Halloween piece. I love the art on […]

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Great piano teachers resource from Valery Lloyd Watts

Recording artist, teacher, and virtuoso performer Valery Lloyd-Watts along with her professional collaborator the late Carole L. Bigler are the editors of Mastering the Piano, a 7-Volume series of graded performance repertoire. I like this series because it has some of the most requested and best-loved classical repertoire, complete with CD recordings.  Editorial markings are limited […]

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Dennis Alexander on YouTube

Dennis Alexander has posted a number of wonderful, helpful videos on YouTube showcasing the piano method Alfred Premier Piano, which I reviewed last year. Here is the link to one of the videos with Dennis playing a piece from Level 3A and from there you can follow the links to watch the others as you […]

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The Perfect Start for Note Reading

I like to review material that takes a different approach to teaching because I think there are always new ways to reach our students.  When I saw Kevin and Julia Olson’s new book The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 1, I was immediately interested in checking it out.  Kevin Olson is a well-known and accomplished piano composer so […]

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Kitty at the Keyboard and Puppy at the Piano

  Puppy at the Piano and Kitty at the Keyboard  is a set  of 2 “Mini Finger Suites”  written for  elementary students by Elizabeth Gutierrez and published by the well regarded Carl Fischer music publishing company.  Elizabeth Gutierrez has shown in her other piano solos that she knows what elementary students like and how to write for them. Your students […]

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Beginning Piano Repertoire by Keith Snell

  I read about  a new method by Keith Snell and it sounded different and interesting. When I checked at a music store for Beginning Piano Repertoire, Progressive Pieces for the Elementary Pianist,  they didn’t have it, but ordered it for me. I’ve checked out the method,  and I found it very good to prepare instrumentalists and voice  […]

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