When I was in high school cramming for tests, I would open my textbook, read, re-read, and re-read some more. It’s probably how most of us studied.
What I should have done instead, was write notes, re-write notes, and re-write some more notes… because writing is a more effective memorization strategy than reading.
This is a lesson we should remember as we help our piano students learn to read notation. Printing notes on a staff is a more effective tool than drilling flashcards, and yet note printing is rarely used when it comes to note reading instruction.
In today’s post we’re going to help you make the switch to note printing with some Valentine-themed printables.
It’s Time For Note Printing To Take Center Stage
The activities below will help your students learn to read notes in the C 5-Finger Scales using note printing strategies instead of note-reading strategies.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, pull out these activities at the start of a lesson for a reinforcement activity that will take less than three minutes to complete.
To download our note printing printables, as well as many additional fun theory activities, visit Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages (click the pink button after the image below).
And don’t forget… January is a great time to refresh your studio with exciting new teaching materials. Check out the WunderKeys 2020 Piano Book Guide here.