I’ve been spending a fair amount of my blog time on composers lately. Have you noticed? Well there are three reasons for that: (1) I’ve
The Austrian world, to which Haydn was born, in 1732, was beginning a new life, free from foreign Turkish oppressors, full of religious zeal, and
Getting back to our discussion on how to best teach note names, I previously analyzed the differences between using jingles vs. landmarks and intervals. In this post I’m
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
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
Piano Discoveries has been in the mood for Mozart lately. Strangely enough when younger, Mozart (or anything Classical) did not really resonate as well. Instead,
Provide students with a fun and exciting way to practice elementary theory terms. This crossword puzzle includes 10 early elementary music terms and definitions — tie, whole note, repeat sign, quarter note, half note, bar line, slur, double bar line, measure and staff.