Keyboard Kids Companion: May/June 2017

Edvard Grieg: Romantic Period Composer Born: Bergen, Norway 1843Died: Bergen, Norway 1907Famous works: Concerto in a minorPeer Gynt SuiteLyric Pieces for Piano Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born into a wealthy family in Norway on June 15, 1843. He had a brother and three sisters. He started piano lessons at the age of six with his mother, and he be...
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Keyboard Kids' Companion: March/April 2017

Practice Project: Hand position review Good hand position is important for developing beautiful sound and clean rhythm. It also helps us to avoid using our hands and arms incorrectly, which can cause damage. Leon Fleisher, pianist and teacher at Peabody Conservatory, says that as pianists we should think of ourselves as "athletes of the small muscl...
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January/February 2017: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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Creating by chance

Can't get started making your own music? No excuses! Use the laws of chance to prime your creative pump. In the eighteenth century, Mozart devised a game for composing minuets by assigning pre-written melodic fragments to the numbers on dice. Here's a similar activity you can use to prompt creativity in your studio. 1. Rhythm a. Easy waltz rhy...
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What are your favorite teaching aids for music reading?

Whenever I visit the exhibit hall at MTNA and other music teacher conventions or browse through the advertisements in publications for teachers, I am always a bit overwhelmed at the number of teaching aids available. For me the bottom line is whether or not the product has pedagogical value, specifically in the teaching of music reading.  I as...
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What Music Games and Activities Do Your Students Like the Most? Part II

Games, Games, and More Games! The response to our first article about using musical games and activities in teaching (Autumn, 1993) created enough mail and reader response that we thought it was time for a sequel! Our authors for this issue are some highly creative teachers who have created their own musical games, some new ...
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What Musical Games Do Students Enjoy Most?

from the series: The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent For this issue, we went directly to the students to ask - What musical games do you enjoy the most? I think you will find their answers interesting, surprising, educational, delightful, and humorous. I only wish that you could see all of the actual slips of paper with the various styl...
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