Tag: beginning piano

Bundle of 10 Exciting Music Card Games for Beginning Students and Beyond!

Looking for useful activities to do during your music camp, group classes, music classroom setting, or even during a private piano lesson?  Kids get so excited when you pull out a game, and they are sure to love the cute and colourful themes in this HUGE bundle of ten I Have, Who Has? music card games.

25 Favorite Hymns for Beginning Pianists (Bonus: Create Your Own Accompaniments)

I love the old hymns, discovering chord patterns, expanding my accompaniment styles, and therefore, teaching hymns for beginning pianists. In this post, I will share a peek inside Simple Hymns for Worship as well as give you ideas for creating your own accompaniment/teacher duet part (with a video tutorial!).

5 Ways Staff Wars Beginner Theory Worksheets Benefit Your Piano Studio

Do your beginning music students love Star Wars, Star Trek, or any other space-related movie or TV show? Capitalize on your students’ interest in outer space by providing them with these 62 Staff Wars Beginning Theory Worksheets. Just print and go! Read more to discover five ways to use these beautifully designed, yet no frills worksheets in your studio.

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 Piano Key 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. In this free piano pedagogy workshop, watch how I teach piano key geography to beginning piano students, and to learn some of my philosophies of why I teach the piano keys the way I do.

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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At MelodyPayne.com, our mission is to provide piano teaching resources, sheet music, and ideas that will help you and your piano students thrive!

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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