Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Tonight my son reminded me of one his favourite rhymes, called Teddy Bear. So I located my teddy bear puppet and created this little video. If you are feeling energetic you can stand up tall and then do the actions yourself, pretending that you are the teddy bear. For other ideas of Kodály inspired rhymesContinue reading “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”

A typical introductory lesson

In our preschool piano prep we begin our lessons with a brief storytime.  For this age group, the attention span can be so short and sporadic.  So we prepare a ton of small activities, so that we can move on from the ones they lack interest and spend more time on those they find intriguing.  Our lessons followingContinue reading “A typical introductory lesson”

Become a Better Music Teacher – Online Course

Vocal coaches and music teachers will learn how to improve the way they teach singing or instrument lessons with this online course by ABRSM. — Read on http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/becoming-a-better-music-teacher .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width:Continue reading “Become a Better Music Teacher – Online Course”

Learn to Read and Write Music

Well the workshop has come and gone.  It was a great success all round.  This introduction to music theory for beginners was held at Banks Mills Studios next to the Derby University Corporate Enterprise Centre.  It was just one of the many events being held across Derbyshire for the Inspiring Derby 2012 Week. This weekContinue reading “Learn to Read and Write Music”

Some recordings on the electronic piano

I wrote out a list of some pieces from my repertoire, but then thought it would be useful to also provide videos too.  These pieces are performed on an electronic piano, the Casio Privia PX-310.  Below are just a few pieces from our repertoire.  As you can see the pieces are diverse in style.  To seeContinue reading “Some recordings on the electronic piano”