This page is the new organizing page for resources that are specific to my piano parents and adult piano students, but not restricted to public viewing.
Secure pages will be added over time – all will share the same password that is provided through the studio newsletter.
Choose or Change Your Lesson Time
Permanent Lesson Time Selector – Currently open to returning and new students
One-Time Lesson Change – Now Available for Spring 2020 Semester
Monthly Practice Corner and Other PPP Posts
Piano Parent Posts – This section of the blog includes the new Practice Corner
ASMTA Regional Festival Preparation – If you want to participate in 2020, please read this now!
Piano Safari is a relatively new piano method introduced by Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr. The children’s series includes rote learning and eases the pace at which children learn note reading, which works great for young children. There is also an older student series that uses some of the same pedagogical concepts. However, rote pieces like Hungry Herbie Hippo are replaced by pieces like Wind Chimes.
My mentor, Nicola Cantan, has created three YouTube videos below that discuss various aspects of Piano Safari. The children’s series requires regular parent involvement, so I like for the parents to decide if this series is for them. You will probably know by the end of the first video if it’s for you. Don’t worry, if it is not, I can choose a more traditional method book that doesn’t include this heavy dose of rote learning.
- How to Help Your Child Practice Piano Safari Rote Pieces (YouTube)
- The Best Piano Method Book for Beginners (YouTube)
- How to Help Your Child Practice Piano Safari Sight Reading Cards (YouTube)
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Website and Social Media Survey
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Good to Know Information
Recommended Music Apps – I mentioned these in the August 2019 Studio Newsletter.
Binder Tabs – Once you purchase them, here’s how to name them.