You’ve probably taught some piano students who just “get” note reading. You’ve probably also taught some piano students who just seem to “never get” note reading.
And it has nothing to do with piano smarts.
It does, however, have everything to do with students and the different ways they learn music.
Most piano students are taught to read notes with a look, listen, and learn approach. A teacher will say, “This is E. It’s a line note. It rests on the bottom line of the treble staff.”
Some piano students will hear every word the teacher says and commit those words to memory.
But many piano students will hear those words while also being distracted by a design on the piano teacher’s outfit, a squirrel running along a fence outside the window, or the sound of a garbage truck rumbling past.
These kids don’t just need to hear about notes… they need to use notes, to print notes, to play with notes.
And that’s why today’s post is all about a “Playing With Note Printing” resource for your primer piano students.
Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Playing With Note Printing Activity Book For Piano, Book 1
It’s been a busy month for Andrea and I. In early June, we launched our brand new Piano Student Workbook series with the release of Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1: 90 Days Of Exercises In Middle C Position And C Position.
Now, today, we’re announcing the upcoming release of our second Piano Student Workbook, which is the perfect companion to our first release.
Available next week, Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Playing With Note Printing Activity Book For Piano, Book 1: Note Printing Pieces And Exercises In Middle C Position And C Position is a note speller like you’ve never seen before.
Our innovative “Making My Music” approach to note printing, lets students build pre-composed piano pieces by printing the music themselves.
As they put the piano pieces together with our easy-to-follow note guides they ACTUALLY commit note reading to memory.
And the best part?… After note printing a piano piece, they are rewarded with a tune that they can sit down and play.
Talk about a sense of accomplishment!
And if that’s not enough, the “Making My Music” note printing exercises are interspersed with note printing games, practice, and unique activities.
With over 70 pages of fun, Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Playing With Note Printing Activity Book For Piano, Book 1 should be the homework book in every new piano students’ music bag.
Do You Want A Sneak Peek?
As mentioned earlier, Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Playing With Note Printing Activity Book For Piano, Book 1 will be available next week, but you can preview 10 of its 73 pages today. Click on the image below to have a look at what makes this note reading resource so wonderfully different!
Don’t Forget About Its Buddy Book!
You’ll notice that Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Playing With Note Printing Activity Book For Piano, Book 1 and Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1 have the same colored cover.
This is because they are buddy books designed to work together for new students, primer piano students, and level 1 students who need extra reinforcement in Middle C Position and C Position.
After learning notes with our innovative note printing resource, your students can keep their skills sharp and commit those notes to memory for good with Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1.
Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Timed Note Reading Tests For Piano, Book 1 was released in early June and is available now on Amazon. You can preview this book by clicking on the image below.