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An Easy Way to Make PDF Worksheets Digital for Online Piano Lessons

Looking for an easy way to make PDF worksheets into a digital resource for your students to use during online piano lessons, or as homework? Here’s a quick and simple way to make that happen using your iPad and the GoodNotes app. Click here to watch the tutorial video to learn how!

What to Include in a Piano Practice Kit for Online Piano Lessons

Learn how to create the perfect piano practice kit for your students who are taking online piano lessons. They’ll have all the supplies they need, and precious lesson time will be regained from students searching for a pencil!

How to Use Boom Cards in Online Piano Lessons

Boom Cards are interactive, digital, self-checking, paperless task cards! No-print. No-prep. Accessible with a link. Boom Cards are compatible with Google Classroom and Google Apps too! Boom Cards are great for all ages and stages of learning. I’m going to show you how you can use Boom Cards with Zoom to make online piano lessons fun, engaging, and interactive experiences for your students!

The Best Equipment for Teaching Online Piano Lessons

I’ve received so many questions about online teaching, so here’s a list of my favorite technology and equipment for online piano lessons. Start with what you already have on hand, then choose something from the list that will enhance your online lessons while keeping things budget-friendly. Cameras, software, speakers, microphones & stands, adapters, apps, payment options, and more!

5 Online Activities for Online Piano Lessons

This article includes a free list of online resources and activities that we can use to supplement our online piano lessons. A wide variety of options and ideas are shared, and I hope your students enjoy these activities. Includes practicing challenges, theme of the week, music and art parties, and more!

Learn to Teach Online Piano Lessons: Quick Start Guide

Eliminate the overwhelm, put your fears behind you, and learn to be a successful and confident online piano teacher with the step-by-step information included in my eBook course “Teaching Music Lessons Online”. Learn what equipment you will need, how to set it up, the pros and cons of online lessons, how to teach an online lesson, tips for teachers & students, and much more in this guide for piano teachers.

Teaching Technique to Young Piano Students

Introduce your students to major and minor pentascales, chords, and arpeggios in a colorful and engaging way with this vibrant beginning piano technique book. The study of piano scales, chords, and arpeggios is extremely important to a pianist’s development. Help your students become Scales Superstars as they work their way through this valuable beginning piano scales book.

5 Ways to Use Music Note Flash Cards in Piano Lessons

Help your student review treble and bass clef notes on the grand staff in a colorful and engaging way with this vibrant set of music note flash cards. Music note flash cards can give students a fun way to review note names, learn to spell chords & scales, and improve their speed and fluency at note recognition. Click here for 5 really fun games and activities you can play with your students to help them review treble and bass clef notes, plus sharps and flats, on the grand staff.

Introducing the Circle of Fifths to Your Students

Introduce your students to the circle of fifths in a vibrant and engaging way, and teach scales, key signatures, majors and relative minors, and more. This colorful page is especially great for visual learning styles, and is perfect for students who are being introduced to scales and key signatures. It’s also easy to use as a quick reference sheet on your iPad. The black and white version can be printed and used as a coloring sheet to keep your students on track as they learn their scales and chords. 

How to Create Professional Recital Programs – The Easy Way!

These beautiful editable recital kits are the perfect way to save yourself time & energy as you prepare for your studio recital, & give your event a polished, professional, and cohesive look! These recital kits are created to be used in Google Slides™. Each kit is editable in Google Slides™ and is so easy to use! The kits include invitations, programs, & certificates in multiple colors and designs. Perfect for piano recitals, & any musical performance or concert!

Develop Strong Sight-Readers with “The Great Sight-Reading Challenge”

Sight-reading is an incredibly valuable skill for musicians. While some piano students naturally gravitate towards exploring new music and sight-reading fearlessly, others are more hesitant to begin developing this important skill. I created “The Great Sight-Reading Challenge” to give all of my students some sight-reading motivation and to challenge them to sight-read three pieces or sight-reading flash cards/exercises each day at the piano and to help them become strong sight-readers.

9 Essentials to Include in a First Piano Lesson

Whether you’re teaching a first piano lesson, a trial piano lesson with a prospective student, or a meet & greet, you’ll need a solid plan to teach the student and interview the student and parents effectively and efficiently. Here’s my own lesson plan for a first piano lesson with a brand new student who comes into my studio for the first time for what I call a meet & greet mini lesson (definitely a low pressure and friendly name for our first meeting!).

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Favorite piano teaching resources at MelodyPayne.com

Hi! I’m Melody Payne, a pianist and piano teacher, educational resource author, a fun-loving wife to the most wonderful and talented hubby I could ask for, and a lifelong learner who loves to share. I want to make your life as a music teacher easier by writing and sharing helpful and relevant music teaching articles, and by creating educational resources with your very own students in mind. If you are a parent who wants to enroll your child in piano lessons, I’d love for us to get started building those skills that can give your child a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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