Friday, December 6, 2019

I Will Walk With Jesus Simplified Piano with Teaching Strategies

I Will Walk With Jesus - Simple Piano

I loved hearing the new primary song for children"I Will Walk With Jesus" and wanted to make it a bit more accessible for my children and piano students to play at home.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Go and Do David Archuleta Piano Music

I can't wait to share this new song sung by David Archuleta with my piano students!  The sheet music and mp3 versions are available for free download at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Children and Youth Page.  Although some of the octave stretches are a bit too big for small hands, the chords written above allow students to practice reading chord symbols as they sing along even if they can't play the more difficult version.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Simple Halloween Improvisation Game for Beginning Piano Students

Piano Teaching Halloween Improvisation

This simple Halloween Improvisation Game for Beginning Piano Students is just one of the sweet fun ways I like to start out piano lessons during fall lessons.

Halloween Composing Piano Group Lesson Plans with Free Printable

Trick or Treat Composing Free Printable Halloween Piano Activity on heidispianonotes.blogspot.com
Although getting children to practice piano consistently can definitely be a trick, most of my students consider creating their own compositions to be a treat and they are more motivated to play their own creations.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Free Printable Music Poster for Teaching Minor Scales

Piano Teaching Free Printable:  Minor Scales

Free Printable Music Poster for Teaching Piano Minor Scales, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor

I created this visual to help students see and hear the distinctions between the three types of minor scales.