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Jumpin’ Jazz Cat

Add a dash of syncopation to your scales and you’ll soon have a really cool cat! Right-hand scales scurry down to dissolve into a snappy motive. Harmonies add just the right spunky touch. Ingrid’s left hand tops her right-hand skills by climbing in longer scale passages, followed by swirling hops and skips. Why are these scales […]

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Mouse Missions

These four missions are a great way to blast off into Level 1! Charlotte practices naming and singing the treble clef line notes with the help of E-G-B, the mouse. These missions can be repeated and reviewed throughout the level to develop confident note readers. From Piano Adventures Level 1, Lesson Book pages 6-7.

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Summer Workshops for Piano Teachers!

Are you looking for a unique professional development opportunity? A live event where you can connect with other piano teachers in your area? A chance to learn about new teaching techniques and materials for the Fall? Then you’ll want to attend a Piano Adventures workshop! Our clinicians will be hitting the road this summer to […]

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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 […]