Tag: Piano

  • 5 Days of Pete Seeger: Day 2, This Land is Your Land & A Pete Seeger Play Along

    Let’s learn to play “This Land is Your Land”! A song by Woody Guthrie and sung by Pete Seeger. First, watch a video of Pete Seeger singing this song: “This Land is Your Land” led by Pete Seeger at the 2007 Presidential Inauguration of Barak Obama To play it on an instrument, download the sheet […]

  • 5 Days of Pete Seeger: Day 1, If I Had a Hammer & a Pete Seeger Story

    From My Family to Your Family, Uniting the World in Song; A Pete Seeger Story Pete Seeger was born into a very musical family. Music was in his blood. Both of Pete’s parents were classical musicians. Pete’s father studied music at Harvard and was passionate about musicology. He helped establish several of the first and […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 4, Treemonisha & Scott Joplin Coloring

    It’s time for some Scott Joplin coloring! Scott Joplin Coloring Free, Printable Coloring Pages:Scott Joplin at the Piano 1Scott Joplin at the Piano 2Scott Joplin Face 1Scott Joplin Face 2 Free, but login required:American Composers Coloring & Fact Sheets(Scott Joplin is page 7) Song of the Day “Treemonisha: Overture” This is the “Overture” (introduction) to […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 3, Original Rags & Scott Joplin Fun Facts

    Scott Joplin Fun Facts ♫ Scott Joplin was born into a family of 6 children. He had 5 brothers and sisters! And, most of the Joplin family was very musical. His dad played the violin and his mom sung and played the banjo. ♫ Despite the musical talent in the family, Scott was the first […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 2, The Entertainer & A Scott Joplin Play Along

    Let’s learn to play Scott Joplin’s most famous piece: “The Entertainer“! If you watched the Spring Play and Sing Along videos I made in April, you already know most everything you need to know to play this incredible piece by Scott Joplin. Here are some of the most helpful parts of those videos to review […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 1, Maple Leaf Rag & a Scott Joplin Story

    This week, we begin an adventure of learning about our first featured musician from the United States of America: Scott Joplin. Known as the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin keeps with our trend as a composer who wrote a whole lot of music in a short amount of time. Much of Scott Joplin’s music was […]

  • Buying Used Musical Instruments

    New musical instruments are shiney and cool, but most decent instruments can equal the cost of a month or two of mortgage. The good news is that there are many places to get quality used musical instruments at a steep discount. For keyboards, guitars, and drums, Guitar Center is a good place to start, especially […]

  • Recommended Keyboards for Beginner Piano Practice

    Practice is an essential part of learning anything. And, having a piano or keyboard at home for students to practice is a key to their success with music lessons. Below are a range of decent and extremely affordable keyboard options, starting with one that is just the cost of a single lesson. If you or […]

  • Math in Music Series: Fibonacci Part 1

    Bence Peter - Fibonacci Piano

    I recently came across a video of a piano piece composed based on the Fibonacci sequence. I totally geeked out and decided to share it with a few of my private piano students. Turns out, some of them are as geeky as me and not only love math, but get fired up about seeing it […]

  • Note Names Exercises

    Note Names Beginner Treble Clef With Hints

    Last week, I introduced the first of a series of custom music exercises I will be building from the tools over at musictheory.net. These exercises are all free and should work in any web browser on any computer or mobile device. The following exercises are Note Names exercises specifically for my students needs. I hope […]