This probably isn’t news to teachers who see me in the forums or on FB live videos… but in case you haven’t heard: I’m kind of addicted to a game called NoteSpeed. My students and I use it all the time in the studio...Read more
5 of My Favorite Music Activities for Preschoolers
Hey everyone! Thought I’d share a live video that I did earlier this week… this one’s all about activities that I use in my studio for young piano students. (Spoiler: You’ll get to see those cool rhythm shakers in action...Read more
3 Off Bench Activities for Young Piano Students
Finding “off bench” activities for very young piano students can sometimes feel a little bit tricky. They don’t have enough music theory knowledge to play the games you use with regular beginners, and most of the cool music...Read more
Familiar Games with a Musical Twist
Do you have a bunch of game pieces just sitting around at home? Maybe your kids have gotten bored with them, or if you’re like me, maybe they’re leftover from your childhood. Teaching Tip: If you’re looking for a quick game...Read more
More Fun with Snowmen Flashcards
Reviewing the spaces on (and off!) the staff. Last week I posted about an activity I’ve been doing with my snowmen flashcards from Wendy Stevens. Today I thought I’d provide some more details about how I’ve been structuring this...Read more
Creativity is an essential part of learning. As part of our snowman flashcard match-up, I ask students to create a “snow scene” and give them free reign of the chalkboard table. Yesterday Mari and I reviewed the spaces of treble and...Read more
Halloween GAMES to Spook Up Your Studio!
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today is SUCH a weird weather day in my neck of the woods. It’s good to be almost 80 degrees this afternoon, so much for your standard Western Pennsylvania fall weather! Today’s quick post is about 2 of our...Read more
If You Give a Music Blogger a Problem… She’ll Make 3 Free Resources
Do you ever have an idea that just won’t go away? The kind that makes you stop what you’re doing and problem-solve until you figure it out? You know — the kind that disrupts your to-do list and leaves you staring blankly at 4...Read more
Getting Organized: Music Game Folders
© 2016 SarasMusicStudio.com Today’s post is about organizing music games. (Some of you might have guessed that from the blog title, but just in case you needed further clarification… now you know for sure.) But Sara, aren’t...Read more
Clap it? Nope – FROG it!
Teaching rhythmic awareness is a huge part of beginning and elementary piano lessons in my studio. Sure, it’s “easy” enough to teach the basic rules of “a quarter note gets 1 beat” and “a half note gets 2...Read more
Free St. Paddy’s Day Assignment Sheets
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Week! Here’s a fun little freebie for you to use with your young (and maybe not-so-young) piano students. Last year I had a few St. Paddy’s Day designs built in to my Spring Assignment Sheet pack. Thought...Read more
Get this App Before it's GONE!
Hey there music teaching friends! Just a quick post before I head off to record more of the Group Lessons 101 Webinar with Tracy and Candace this morning… Do you have young piano students? If you are looking for an app to develop finger...Read more