Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

An Old Game for the New Year

New Year's GameNew Year’s Game for Beginning Students

Happy New Year to all my readers. Thank you so much for all your comments, emails, and support! Without you, I don’t think I would have been able to keep this up for so long. It’s hard to believe, but I have been posting piano teaching resources for 6 years now!

Some teachers have sent me hand written notes and cards, and I just want you to know how much it means to me to keep them and read them over, knowing that we all share the common goal of passing down our musical heritage. Every child is born loving music and I hear from readers all over the globe how much we love teaching and how we want to reach every child. And that is why we do what we do, knowing that it is not just a job, but a calling.

There is so much on my website that even I forget about some of the games I’ve made, like the New Year’s game I posted in 2008. This is a good game to play with your first year students when they come back after the holidays. It will review many of the symbols in their primer method book.

Also, you might be interested in an article I wrote for the blog of Clavier Companion magazine. In it, I describe how to create some fun games using simple milk carton lids. There is nothing to print out so it is very affordable. My younger students and I have had so much fun collecting lids and playing different games with them. If you like music games and activities, I think you will enjoy this article. Click to read Do It Yourself! 4 Music Games on a Shoe String Budget.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? I want to practice more and improve my ability to play by ear. Leave a comment if you would like to share your resolutions.

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