What are Chords? Learn Accompaniment in Piano For Kids Volume 4 today!

Piano For Kids Volume 4 has reached bookstores worldwide and is now readily available on Amazon.com! Music teachers, new students, and novice parents galore can continue to musically flourish with new songs and music theory with the newest edition of the Piano For Kids series. In Piano For Kids Volume 4, we are introduced to…

Goals, Plans? Who needs it? I’ll Just Wing It

Or “I’ll Just Wing It,” and other famous last words… “What’s the plan?” These are three simple words that can guide you in your life and in your profession.  As a teacher, you need to have a plan.  This plan should be  scalable with multiple time-lengths.  Now that we’re close to the end of the…

The Power of Personalizing Songs For Young Students

In a lesson this morning, I was showing 4 year old B to play a simple song, a variation on Brother John.  She loved it especially because I realized she didn’t have any brothers, but we could substitute her sister’s name in the song.  So what was Brother John became Sister Iris!  She was jumping…

How To Read Music: Rhythm using Stick Notation

When teaching to read traditional music notation, We highly recommend separating the elements.  Pitch can be taught separately from rhythm.   By teaching rhythm using stick notation, our students can focus on a single element without overwhelm. Rhythm Using Stick Notation Stick notation is taking traditional notes and removing the note-head. The note-head is the…