Game Day – Articulation Domination

Hi guys, We are back again with Game Day! Do your students struggle with articulation marks? Do your students even see articulation marks?… Or do they plough through pieces like a tween racing for Bieber tickets? If you count your…

The Bass Clef Blitz

Hi guys, We are back again with another Teaching Game for your students. That pesky bass clef! While my students take to the treble clef like a duck to water, visually recognising notes in the bass clef always seems to be a challenge.…
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How I Use Composing To Fix Flat Fingers, Falling Wrists, Lack of Legato and More

Hi guys, Most piano students struggle with similar issues – problems with hand position, issues with playing legato, falling wrists… most piano teachers encounter these and more with our piano students on almost a daily basis. And…

How to Include Composing in Every Lesson

Hi guys, As promised why not try the following step by step approach to composing. Your students will love it! How often do you compose with your students? Every week? Every other week? Once a month?… (gasp!) once a year? If your response…

The “Missing Piece” for Most Piano Students

Hi guys, I wasn't planning on writing another blog until next week but I have been inundated with emails about 'Spicing Up Lessons for Piano Students. When I talk to teachers about composing with students, they immediately become self-conscious…

Try this Piano Teaching Game to Add Some Excitement to Piano Scales

Hi guys, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I haven't been on here in awhile so since we are all heading back to the classroom next week I decided to write a blog on helpful tips to add some excitement to learning…

What To Do If Key Signatures Are Scary For Your Music Students

Hi guys, Working towards exams with students can be a stressful time for the students. Key signatures and scales always seem to be the area that everyone goes down on. Take a read of the below for some helpful tips 🙂 Do your students…

Chunking Scales, Whispering Triads and Dragon Arpeggios; 3 Technical Tricks

Hi guys, When it comes to music I know the worst part for students is scales, triads and arpeggios. I constantly get asked ''Why do I have to do this?'' Below I will give you some helpful tips in this area 🙂 Ahhhh… scales, triads…

Circle of Fifths - Handout

Music Avenue Circle of Fifths