Improvisation for Students of All Ages

Reading music is an amazing skill. If you're like me, you love being able to read a new piece of music, and love teaching music this way, but wish to expand your own skills and develop an approach to teaching improvisation. It may feel like a mystery, but with a little daily practice and dedication, this skill can be developed.  As an org...
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Summer 2020: Keyboard Kids Companion

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Inside the Studio with Elaina Burns

 In this video, I am introducing a new piece to a new student in his second private lesson online. He took early childhood music classes two years ago, but this is his first experience with private piano lessons, and this is my first time starting a private student exclusively online. He was very excited to see the chipmunk appear on the scree...
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Spring 2020: Keyboard Kids Companion

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Winter 2020: Keyboard Kids

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Autumn 2019: New Music & Materials

(S4-5) PIANO PIECES by Otilie Suková Very little is known about the composer Otilie Suková (1878–1905), yet a great deal is known about her famous father, Antonín Dvorák. Nonetheless, Bärenreiter Urtext has presented pianists with a gem: a collection of four short piano pieces by this relatively unknown composer. The p...
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Autumn 2019: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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Summer 2019: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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Spring 2019: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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January/February 2019: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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November/December 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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September/October 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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July/August 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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To print, use the PDFs below. Just click on the black bar at the top of each page and click on the print icon! Alternatively, you can use the down arrow and save it to your computer for sending to your favorite local office supply store for printing. New this issue! Recordings can be found below the PDF that correspond to this article.  D...
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Digital-Only: Piano Palooza in Cleveland!

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Over 50 young musicians had a fun-filled time at Piano Palooza, a carnival of music games for elementary-level piano students ages 12 and under. Participants visited game stations, collected a "punch" for each game played, then traded a completed card for a prize.Piano Palooza grew out of a smaller event that Avon Lake (OH) teacher Lynette Gray fir...
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May/June 2018: Keyboard Kids Companion

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Jan/Feb 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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Keyboard Kids Companion: September/October 2017

Click here to download the solution Antonín Dvořák Born: September 8, 1841, in Bohemia Died: May 1, 1904, in Czechoslovakia Fact: Dvořák made a living composing and teaching at the Prague Conservatory in Czechoslovakia. In 1892, he came to America to work. While in the United States, he wrote the "New World" Symphony.  Famous Works Symphony No...
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Keyboard Kids' Companion: July/August 2017

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Did you know? There has long been a fascination with the connection between the universe and music.In a theory known as the "Harmony of the Spheres," the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras proposed that the sun, moon, and planets put out their own unique sounds based on their orbits, that their movements can be explained in math, and th...
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Keyboard Kids Companion: May/June 2017

Edvard Grieg: Romantic Period Composer Born: Bergen, Norway 1843Died: Bergen, Norway 1907Famous works: Concerto in a minorPeer Gynt SuiteLyric Pieces for Piano Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born into a wealthy family in Norway on June 15, 1843. He had a brother and three sisters. He started piano lessons at the age of six with his mother, and he be...
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