Teaching young kids to read music is quite a challenge. I approach through a long process of micro-steps. It's the reverse of peeling an onion. It's a layering technique of building up from tiny kernels of understanding, expanding outwards.
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Many of you are struggling with playing cleanly and smoothly. This simple technique can help you to relax your fingers to pay more fluidly. Developed by Glenn Gould's mentor and longtime teacher Chilean pianist Alberto Guerrero, it aims to retain a relaxed muscle memory.
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When teaching to read traditional music notation, We highly recommend separating the elements. Pitch can be taught separately from rhythm. By teaching rhythm using stick notation, our students can focus on a single element without overwhelm.
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I’m Andrew Ingkavet, a composer & musician, who spent a soul-sucking decade making corporate websites until my toddler son asked me to teach him piano. To my shock, I discovered there were no age-appropriate methods and began teaching him by applying a framework from design I call Musicolor Method. My students thrived, my studio grew and as I began sharing this, other teachers began applying it and their enrollment exploded. If you’d like to discover this powerful 7-step process and put it to work in your studio, send me an email by clicking the button below.
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