Life skills through music lessons for kids 4+ in Park Slope & surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY

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Black History Celebration Gig at local hospital, featuring Park Slope teacher Sean Spada!

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

Recently, one of our teachers, Sean Spada, had an interesting gig…at a hospital!  Held February 8 at Maimonides Medical Center, the event celebrated Black History Month, focused on highlighting influential women, and even featured some employees from the institution for the first time.   During the program, staff members represented influential women in...

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Play Piano For Kids, Volume 1 iPad interactive book app is now available

By on May 21, 2012 in Announcements, Music Lesson, News, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

As many of you know, I’ve been working hard on an interactive iPad iBook for quite some time.  Today Play Piano For Kids, Volume 1 (Penguins Don’t Play Piano, But You Can!) is officially live in 32 countries around the world in the Apple iTunes Bookstore.  It’s on sale for the next week for only 99 cents after which it will go up to $6.99.  Pleases...

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Free Piano Checklist for Beginners

By on Jun 3, 2010 in Blog, Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

Many of my students have been forgetting some of the basics around technique.  Here’s a handy chart that you can post by the piano or on the first page of your music notebook.  Probably the most important one I’m finding is sitting the proper distance away from the piano.  Many kids like to sit almost with their bellies touching the piano.  This makes it...

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How To Teach Rhythm to Beginning Music Students

By on Feb 27, 2010 in Blog, Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 1 comment

I’ve been teaching how to count rhythm to most of my students using Michiko Yurko’s genius method of naming note values with easy and fun to say words.  I highly recommend her book Music Mind Games for all music teachers and home-schoolers and interested parents.. For example, a one beat (quarter note) is called BLUE. Two eighth notes are called  JELLO....

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