Home  
  Teachers  
Parents & Students
Worksheets & Printables
  Blog  
My Studio

Visual Aids now available at our Online Store

January 11, 2011
By
Visual Aids now available at our Online Store

I am very excited to announce that our Worksheets and Printables section now has visual aids.  Visual aids have always been available to members, but they have not been included in our online store until now. Visual aids are a great way to visually emphasize and reinforce concepts taught in the lesson.  Students learn best...
Read more »

Teaching Note Names (Part 3 – additional thoughts and ideas)

January 10, 2011
By
Teaching Note Names (Part 3 – additional thoughts and ideas)

Happy New Year! (I know, I’m a little late on that…but I still wanted to say it.)  I have been super busy adding materials to the Online Store (more information on that later) so I’ve fallen a little behind in my blog postings.   But, even though it’s been a little quiet around here I...
Read more »

Happy Holidays from Piano Discoveries!

December 16, 2010
By
Happy Holidays from Piano Discoveries!

I really enjoy all of the seasons  and the various holidays that come throughout the year.  But I have to say that Thanksgiving and Christmas are my all-time favorites.  With Christmas I love the music, decorations, food, surprises, a change from regular routines and the opportunity to spend “down time” with family and friends....
Read more »

Teaching Note Names (Part 2 – using landmarks and intervals)

December 13, 2010
By
Teaching Note Names (Part 2 – using landmarks and intervals)

As you may recall, in a previous message I discussed how teaching note names through the use of jingles could create some undesirable issues.  In this post I’d like to share with you how using landmarks and intervals will produce better, faster, and easier results when teaching note names to students. First, let’s examine...
Read more »

Teaching Note Names (Part 1 – to use jingles or not?)

December 9, 2010
By
Teaching Note Names (Part 1 – to use jingles or not?)

There seems to be a common misconception that the best way to teach students how to read notes on the bass and treble staves is through the use of jingles.  I’m sure you’re familiar with (and/or have used) some of these widely known jingles, or the myriad of other variations which exist: Every Good...
Read more »

Facebook Snafu

November 30, 2010
By
Facebook Snafu

Dear valued Piano Discoveries followers, I have been experiencing a rather odd situation with my Piano Discoveries Facebook page and I wanted to provide you with some information regarding this snafu.  Early in November I found that I could not log in to my Facebook account.  Shortly afterward I received an email from Facebook...
Read more »