There are 10, 080 minutes in a week. You teach each of your piano students for only 30 of these minutes.
Do you really want to waste precious lesson minutes reviewing note reading over and over? Of course not.
Of all the musical concepts kids need to learn, note reading is the one that can be reviewed at home, without a teacher. Kids do not need you sitting beside them as they practice their note reading skills.
For this reason, many teachers have turned to flashcards as a home teaching tool. And while flashcards can be useful, they provide no sense of accomplishment. Kids cannot see their progress or improvement with flashcards in the same way they can when they work their way through a practice book.
For this reason, we created…
Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1.
This book, which you can look inside at the bottom of today’s post, contains over 100 pages of timed note reading tests for primer and level 1 piano students.
Available Today: Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1
Trevor and I have one goal: to keep kids enjoying piano lessons for as long as possible. It drives us crazy when something as simple as note reading frustrates kids to the point of quitting.
Learning to read notes on the staff is really quite simple; it requires a splash of teaching, a dash of novel exercises, and a whole lot of repetition.
We are confident that you have the teaching part covered, and we have always shared a ton of note reading games to create novel learning experiences.
But repetition… that is the final ingredient.
To GET note reading, piano students need practice, practice, practice! But it doesn’t need to be tedious. Students can master note reading by dedicating just a few minutes a day to note reading repetition.
And that’s what we’re giving you in Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1: 90 Days Of Exercises In Middle C Position And C Position.
Check out the Look Inside below.
The Secret Behind Our Timed Note Reading Tests
Today’s book contains 90 days of timed note reading tests. But if you think we just chucked a bunch of notes onto a bunch of pages, you do not know me and Trevor 😉
We live for piano pedagogy. Even our resources that seem simple on the exterior are built with the pedagogical power of a Mack Truck.
The exercises in Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1 follow a carefully-crafted, scaffolded approach to ensure piano students learn notes in a manner that makes perfect pedagogical sense.
There isn’t a single note in this book that hasn’t been placed with purpose.
As your piano students progress through this book they will learn notes and then never, ever forget them.
Let’s Have A Look Inside!
Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1 contains 90 days of note reading exercises. Each exercise contains approximately 30 note reading questions; making it approachable (and not overwhelming!) for your young piano students and your teen beginners.
The book is available today on Amazon! With summer approaching, it is the perfect practice resource to ensure that your students don’t fall behind from an extended musical break.
Click on the image below for a 31-page preview of Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1. If you like what you see, click here or after the image to get it today.