Tag: beginning piano

Save Time With Over 200 Print-and-Go Music Theory Worksheets!

Take a peek at what’s inside this super collection of over 200 music theory worksheets! Puzzles, keyboard geography, musical spelling bees, music symbols, Italian terms and so much more are right here. Just download, print and go, saving you SO much time and effort as you plan for piano lessons and music class.

Teaching Scales, Chords, and Arpeggios Using the Superstar Scales Piano Technique Book

The Superstar Scales Piano Technique Book is clean and simple, yet thorough enough that students should not need any additional books for learning scales, chords, and arpeggios after mastering this book. The alternate fingerings allow students to seamlessly transition to two and four- octave scales.

Piano Keys Are a Breeze! 11 Introductory Piano Key Recognition Activities

Looking for cute and colourful keyboard geography worksheets to use with your young, beginning piano students? Piano Keys Are a Breeze is a fantastic, inexpensive resource that includes 11 appealing worksheets that your in-person or online students can start using today.

5 Reasons to Use Junior Superstar Scales with Young Beginners

Young beginners can feel excited when starting piano lessons. It is important to capitalize on that early enthusiasm and help students to progress quickly. Even young beginners can benefit so much through learning to play pentascales. It’s a great means to isolate important skills such as keyboard geography and recognizing intervals.

How to Teach Keyboard Geography to Beginning Piano Students

Teaching keyboard geography to young piano students is one of my favorite parts of teaching beginners! Showing them an easy way to remember the piano keys opens up a brand new world to them, and I’m happy to play a role in that learning process. Please enjoy this free piano pedagogy workshop on how I teach the piano keys to beginning piano students.

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!).

Welcome!

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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