As a teacher, I have always had a love-hate relationship with sharps and flats. I love the complexity and flexibility they add to my piano students’ pieces… but I hate that they are introduced right after my kiddos have finally become comfortable note readers.
They barely have time to do a note reading happy dance when accidentals pop out of nowhere and knock them down a couple of pegs. Talk about a confidence crusher!
So I decided to bring in a top secret teaching assistant to take the bite out of sharps and flats. And his name is… Henry T. Hedgehog.
Henry is the star of November’s Piano Book of the Month from PianoBookClub: The Accidental Adventures of Half-Step Henry. Despite Henry’s tumbles and fumbles, his hilarious adventures will turn the frustration and confusion of accidentals into a laugh-out-loud, educational experience.
Keep reading to learn more and check out a 12 page preview at the end of the post.
The Accidental Adventures of Half-Step Henry
When an accident-prone hedgehog enters the piano studio, a comical adventure is bound to occur!
Join Henry T. Hedgehog as he takes piano students on a laugh-out-loud journey, bumping and crashing his way through a lesson on accidentals. Sharps, flats, and naturals commonly encountered in both C and G position are explored in this step-by-step format that you can use as a first introduction to accidentals or as a tool to reinforce this important concept.
Take away the trepidation many kids experience when playing accidentals by using an unforgettable resource that will have your young piano students reading sharps, flats, and naturals with ease.
Are your piano students ready to do the Hedgehog Happy Dance with Henry?
Preview Henry’s Hilarious Adventures Below
If you click on the image below you’ll be able to preview 12 pages from Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub Book of the Month for November.
If you like what you see (and love the idea of receiving inspiring music each and every month), become a member of Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub for just $8 monthly and we’ll start you off with The Accidental Adventures Of Half-Step Henry.