Snowman Triad Worksheets

I took advantage of a super cold weekend to spend a little time hunkered down working on group lesson plans for the next couple of months.  Here’s the first of several new worksheets/games I’m planning to use at the end of the month (I must have had snow on the brain!): This sheet drills the construction of major triads. Given a root, students must supply … Continue reading

Free Sacred Piano Solos

I was in need of a little creative retreat this weekend after a LOT of hours of office time this week, so spent an afternoon at the piano re-working a handful of sacred hymn arrangements.   The new files are posted in the free sheet music section on my website. All of the arrangements are written at an early advanced level. Preview recordings of the … Continue reading

Silly Putty Rhythms

Silly Putty rhythms are one of the all-time student favorite activties in my studio.  After all, who doesn’t love Silly Putty???  To teach beginning note durations, I have several “Beat Boards” – boards with several hearts painted, each representing one beat (or “musical heartbeat”).   We stick blobs of Silly Putty to the boards to represent notes: Students learn that one “note” to each heartbeat is a … Continue reading