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New Facebook Group: Piano Teacher FunMakers

Susan Paradis recently created a brand new group on Facebook called, “Piano Teacher FunMakers.”  It is a discussion group for piano teachers who like to get students off the bench and teach music with hands-on activities.  The goal of the group is to share games that work, places to get games and activities, ways to store them, how play them in a lesson, etc.

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Susan has asked me to be a co-moderator for this awesome new group.  I hope you will consider joining us other there!

To join, click here and look for the “Join Group” button on the right.

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5 thoughts on “New Facebook Group: Piano Teacher FunMakers”

  1. Joy: what an excellent idea this is ! I usually make a cd of student’s music who have grandparents who live far away and don’t get to hear their grandchildren play. It started out as a cd for a teacher who was having a baby. My student wanted to give her something that she could use for the baby more than just a few times. We took some classical music and played it up in the highest part of the piano ( where you could still understand and hear the notes softly). SHE LOVED IT ! l Now I tape Christmas music that they learn and give it to them to give to their families.

  2. I am looking and looking for the Naming Middle C position flashcards in the printables section and I am unable to find them. Please could you send me the link to the PDF? I can only find the blog posting. 🙁

  3. I have found that teaching young children via flashcards is not as fun as singing a song to learn the basic notes. I introduce 5 notes, Middle C, D, E, F, G (played with the right hand) by giving them names, Cat, Do-nut, Elephant, Fish and G “Good you know 5 notes”. One bass clef note, G below C (played with the left thumb) making it possible for the children to play many songs immediately with both hands. The teacher sings the Note song as the student points to the specific note. This has proven to be absolutely successful as well as fun. Contact me at my email address and I will send it to you via pdf, free of charge.

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