Tag Archives: Keyboard

Posture

  As we’ve started working on our warm-ups, one of the first areas of focus is our posture.  Here are some of the tips we are working on.  Please feel free to add your favorite posture tips in the comment … Continue reading

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Races

Get used to the keyboard by racing on it!  Here are a series of “races” that I like to have beginning students work on.  I’ve recently realized that even intermediate students can use a refresher on the keyboard.  To race, … Continue reading

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Using Media to Learn

Here’s a quick tip for a fun way to find new learning resources.  Spend some time on Pinterest!  There is a wealth of ideas out there on how to keep your study interesting. Try searching:  Piano lessons, piano apps, music … Continue reading

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Really, its not my fault!

My students think it is sort of funny that I let them “cheat” in their music lessons.  By “cheating,” I tell them I want them to use any resource available to learn their music properly while they are practicing.  Learning … Continue reading

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Better than Flashcards

Okay, I found pretty much what I was looking for.  Better than flashcards is a FREE game you can download to your computer that will scroll notes across the screen for you to identify.  Like one of my students explained, … Continue reading

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Just for fun – young kids games

If you are looking for some mindless entertainment, Games for Girls has a collection of music themed games.  They have great color and graphics, but other than that they are pretty basic.  Here is one suggestion of a game that … Continue reading

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Practicing Tips – Top 10

Top 10 Practice Tips Before you practice, drink a glass of water and run around the block. Set a regular time and use it – don’t “cram.” Associate your practice time with something: ie. after breakfast, right before bed, at … Continue reading

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