By the time I introduce piano scales, my students take to them pretty easily…at the piano. But writing the scales on the staff? That’s kind of another story. The combination of these videos and the piano scales game is designed to get your students to connect the page, the keyboard and the key signature when…
flipped learning in the piano studio
What way do you teach time signatures? How early on do you introduce this concept? Do you wait until your favourite method book brings up the topic of time signatures? For me, time signatures have to come almost right at the start of reading music, because without them students wouldn’t be able to compose rhythms….
Landmark note names are one of the most reliable ways for students to navigate the grand staff. I introduce the landmark notes pretty much as soon as my piano students are starting to read on the staff. These guideposts fast track them to note reading success so they can read faster, and ultimately, explore more music more quickly….