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Finger Fireworks

Watch as Randy presents a teaching demonstration of the first technique secret, “Finger Fireworks,” from Level 3B. Randy starts by having Ian experience the cupped hand shape off the piano, with the hand upside down. With practice, Ian is able to master the closed-hand technique which gives ease and speed for scalar passages. From Level 3B […]

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Walk, Running-Running, Ta-Te-Te

In Level 2A, subdivision of quarter notes into eighth notes are introduced. Counting eighth notes is taught in stages as Nancy guides Charlotte through a progression of singing, tapping, and chanting. This progressive approach allows the student to feel the pulse and understand the rhythmic subdivisions without being encumbered with the numbers. Before they begin […]

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I Just Can’t Wait to Be…

I Just Can’t Wait to Be… the Improviser! Charlotte begins playing a steady two-chord riff pulled from, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King.” As Nancy improvises above the riff, her modeling sparks excitement and eagerness in Charlotte as she enthusiastically asks for a turn to improvise. “Can I try improvising?! …YES!” From Level 2A […]