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How To Practice Effectively (Ted-ED Lesson)

How to practice effectively…for just about anything – Annie Bosler and Don Greene Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie…

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Flashback Friday – Helping Your Music Student Practice. Ten Tips.

This week, I thought we could revisit an old post that I think bears repeating.  I copied and pasted it entirely here, but the link to the original post is here.   One of the things that teachers might forget is that a beginning music student needs to learn how to practice – a process…

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Freebie of the Week! Young Beginner Sheet Music

I created this particular sheet music to introduce playing a simple and familiar piece requested by one of my young students.  It uses notes (without the staff) and quarter and half notes.  It is also color coded to aid in the student in quickly seeing which note is to be played.  I haven’t decided if…

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Teaching the Young Beginner – More lessons learned

As I’ve taken on more younger students in my studio, I’ve been learning a whole lot about teaching the young beginner.  Here’s some of what I’ve learned lately.  It might be obvious to many of you, but for those that don’t accept young students, it might encourage you to give it a try. Definitely don’t…

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Freebie Friday! Worksheet for Intermediate/Advanced Music Theory Student (with answer key!)

This worksheet is pretty simple.  It is designed for the student who has learned how to recognize and draw the following key signatures:  C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, and E Major.  Additionally, it is designed for a student that has some experience playing and recognizing basic chord progressions; I’ve included two in…

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Freebie Friday! Find C, D, and E on the piano.

Happy Friday everyone! In today’s giveaway, I’d like to share a quick worksheet I made to help reinforce learning note placement on the keyboard.  This sheet is limited to the notes in the two black key group, C, D, and E.  can be given as a homework assignment following playing my Memory Matching Game (preferably…

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