A Letter to parents:
Summer vacation is here! It's been a pleasure teaching your children this year. I'm incredibly proud of all of them and the hard work they've put in. It's been great to see them grow musically and personally. As I'm sure we are all looking forward to the summer break, I wanted to write a quick note about playing the piano during this time. As daily routine goes out the window, keeping the fingers playing becomes more important especially without the reinforcement of weekly lessons. I strongly encourage you to keep up some habit of playing piano from reviewing older pieces, music theory or pushing on to new songs. Whether it's daily or once a week practice, keeping them interested and active is important and help them ease back into the fall.
Here are some great online resources that I encourage you to look through. I'm always available by phone or email if you have any questions.
Making Music Fun - a great website with worksheets, games and new pieces.
Susan Paradis Piano Teaching Resources - fun and colorful worksheets and other teaching material I use on a regular basis
Classics for Kids - chock full of listening examples and activity worksheets geared towards classical music
Children Music Workshop - Online music theory games
ipad Games :
- Piano Tutor (my personal favorite)
- Music Drawing
- Treble Clef Kids (1 and 2)
- Children Piano Game (For Ages 4-6)
- Pluto Learns Piano (more of a game, but still educational)
Landmark Orchestra - Free outdoor concerts at the Hatchshell
City Sponsored Outdoor Concerts