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PIANO AND VOICE LESSONS in New Orleans, LA    Introduction Welcome!  Have you ever dreamed of making music?  Impressing your friends?  Charming your loved ones?  Developing a lifelong hobby? The study of music can provide you with all these things and more. CONTACT US HERE  Approach Our goal and our passion is to share the joy of making music with … Continue reading About Us

Freebie Friday! Worksheet for identifying tonic, subdominant, and dominant in basic major keys.

Here's a quick worksheet I made for a student who is learning about the concept of the tonic, subdominant, and dominant.  It does not require the student write out the chord; it only requires that the student name the chord. It covers the following major keys:  C, G, D, A, E It is designed with … Continue reading Freebie Friday! Worksheet for identifying tonic, subdominant, and dominant in basic major keys.

Get in the Halloween Spirit with this Halloween Practice Chart

I'm not sure what happened, but all of a sudden today, I'm obsessed with Halloween.  I'm paper mache-ing a costume (inspired by a costume seen on a televised opera production), I've bought goodies for students, and I have strung faux spiderwebs and orange lights outside my door. So, while I was at it, I made … Continue reading Get in the Halloween Spirit with this Halloween Practice Chart

Free Notespeller Timed Test

I loved timed tests in math as an elementary student.  Maybe you did too.  One thing I've noticed teaching lately is that despite having students do sight reading assignments weekly (from Faber's Piano Adventure's Sight Reading books), my students in both my group classes and individual lessons are weak on quick note reading.  So, I've … Continue reading Free Notespeller Timed Test

How to Make a Studio Scale Challenge Chart

Hi everyone, Today, I created this studio chart to help incentivize my students to learn their scales and I thought I'd share how I did it, in case anyone would like to make a similar one.     Materials Poster board Word processor, computer, internet connection. Printer and printer paper. A yardstick or T-square to … Continue reading How to Make a Studio Scale Challenge Chart

Music Theory Taboo Game – Intermediate (Free)

  Today, I'm going to share a game that I originally created for my group theory class for 6th graders.  Piano students of this age are responsible for knowing the theory for Level I of the  LMTA's Rally Syllabus, for reference. The game goes like this: You need an even number of players because the … Continue reading Music Theory Taboo Game – Intermediate (Free)

Freebies! 2 Practice Charts!

Here's some summer-themed practice charts to keep your students interested in keeping track of their practice time.  Accountability in lessons is a must for me, so my students have an assigned practice goal, a practice chart to track their practice, and, in my studio, they get a sticker by their name on a big chart … Continue reading Freebies! 2 Practice Charts!

Board Game for Identifying C, D, and E on the piano.

Good evening! This is a follow-up to some posts I made a few years ago that I've been meaning to do for ages.  Sorry it took me so long! Anyway, I had made a few board games a couple of years ago and shared them on this blog here and here.  And after someone had … Continue reading Board Game for Identifying C, D, and E on the piano.

Happy Monday! Fourth of July Themed Practice Chart

I've just got a quick printable to share with you today, readers. It's a Fourth of July practice chart for your students who are still with you through these rough summer months. Download fourth of july practice chart here.  

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 … Continue reading Freebie of the Week! Young Beginner Sheet Music

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