Halloween Resource Round-Up

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Looking for some fun Halloween-themed games and activities to use with your students this month?   Here’s a quick reference guide to all of the Halloween resources and game ideas available on Pianimation.com.  Enjoy! Games Pumpkin Patch Steps & SkipsTurn your studio floor or floor staff into a giant-sized step and skip game Build-A-Skeleton Interval Challenge A Halloween-themed game to play with interval flashcards Major-Minor Dash … Continue reading

Sensory Spotlight: Rhythms in the Sand

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Want a fun, sensory way to introduce and reinforce rhythms that your elementary students will love?  Let them “play” with their rhythms in a simple, make-it-yourself sand garden: Several years ago, I had a sand & rock garden in my studio waiting room.  My students LOVED it – had I let them, some of them would have been happy to play with it for their … Continue reading

Piano Key Activity Songs

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I’m delighted to have a large group of new beginning students in my studio this fall.  I love how enthusiastic and uninhibited first-year piano students are, and all of the games and activities that we get to do at beginning lessons are just plain fun! I like to start to introduce white key names from the very first lesson, even though my favorite method books … Continue reading