A Snail’s Gotta Do What a Snail’s Gotta Do

Elementary Music Store Recently I sang this with a preschool student to help him find his singing voice. After numerous questions that only a 4-year-old can ask, such as, “Why did the snail want to go around the water pail?” and “What is a water pail?” he started giggling and told me he “liked this […]

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A pre-reading version of Bingo

PreReading Songs I Already Know with Easy Accompaniments I often receive email from teachers who are not used to young beginners or  parents who want to try out my pre-reading music,  so I am posting a suggested teaching plan for this fun folk song. Experienced teachers do not need to read on! This folk song […]

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It’s October

Elementary Music Store I wrote this  piece  for a new student because  I wanted something special to play at her second lesson. She was delighted with it. If you’ve never seen piano material like this before, this is a pre-reading piece that can be used at the first or second lesson. The student plays on the group of three […]

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Lizzy’s Cat — a pre-reading piece

Beginning music in the store Young students often get the 4th and 2nd fingers mixed up. This is because the  child under 6 or 7 does not understands mirror image fingers like an older child. Even some older children get this mixed up when they first start lessons. And then there is me. I still […]

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