Day 8: Timed Tests

Have you ever sat down and thought through exactly what it takes to read music? There is so much more than simply naming a string of notes. A piano studio must be able to -recognize if the note is in treble or bass clef, and understand which hand plays which clef -identify whether they are …

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Day 6: Composition

If you’ve been following along, you have made it half-way through our multisensory note reading series 🙂 And today we’re talking about composition. Arguably, composition and note printing go hand in hand. But I have separated them because it is one thing to copy and print notes, and it’s another to compose pieces! Around the …

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Day 3: The Backwards Alphabet

Do you practice the alphabet backwards with your students? Should you? Some things in life should not be backwards. Pants, for example. I got to church a few weeks ago, and a friend was hurriedly running to the bathroom because she realized her pants were on backwards ... thankfully she realized before she got up …

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Day 2: Kinesthetic Learning

It’s December 2nd, and today we’re getting our students off the bench and moving! Some of my students sit like perfect angels for a whole lesson. Others can’t sit for hardly five minutes. Either way, it’s important to engage our student’s whole bodies in their learning from time to time! Your kinesthetic/tactile students learn concepts …

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12 Days of Note-Reading Christmas

Have you been on social media lately? It seems that everywhere I looked, Christmas had arrived long before thanksgiving. Why? Because it’s 2020, and we are all ready for some Christmas cheer! And one month of it just won’t do when living through a pandemic. I love decking my own halls and putting out old …

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Resource Roundup: Choosing the Best Christmas Music for Each Student

Christmas is here! Kind of. But I recently had the pleasure of one of my favorite store tasks of the year - sorting and organizing Christmas music! And because 2020 has been one crazy trip around the sun, I am definitely ready for the Christmas season and some hanging twinkle lights. My students don’t begin …

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