Chord Progressions are the ingredients to music, but sometimes practicing them in drill like fashion can be a bit boring. But accompanying familiar songs can get students asking to play them for fun! I compiled a list of familiar melodies that include the primary chords.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Planning a well balanced piano teaching curriculum can be difficult because there are so many elements to consider as students began learning to play the piano. When organizing my curriculum as a new piano teacher, I started making leveled checklists with the basic foundation ingredients that I received in my own piano lessons as a child such as Notereading, Rhythm, Theory, Technique, Ear Training and eventually organized preparatory materials in Piano Teaching Binders
Friday, April 19, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Beginning piano students can gain experience and confidence with this free printable introducing a simple improvisation activity with an ice cream theme and Do Re Mi Solfa patterns. More experienced students can explore rhythmic dictation, ear training and add more complexity to their composition by extending the range of notes or adding harmony.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
There are many vocal and choral arrangements available for purchase on her site, and while this simplified version from The Friend is suitable for some intermediate level students I wanted something accessible for my beginning piano students to play as well.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Lynn G, Robins, Until Seventy Times Seven).