Friday, July 29, 2016

Music Hotel: Note Reading and Keyboard Geography Game

Music Hotel Game is perfect for beginners that are still learning to read the grand staff. It is designed to further develop an association of the notes that students see on the staff to the keys on the piano. 

Two small mice are the game pieces. As players read notes on the grand staff cards, they'll move their mice up and down the "elevator" floors. When they land on specific floors, they'll have the opportunity to explore a room with their mice and have a free pass on their next turn!

Get your own copy here: Music Hotel Game

Monday, July 25, 2016

Preschool Piano Palooza!

You’re invited to come to our Preschool Piano Palooza! Watch your 3-6 year old play a real song on the piano, enjoy autumn themed games, and explore music through singing, apps, rhythm instruments and more in this FREE 30 minute class! This is a great way to sample our regular preschool piano classes!

Date: Monday, September 5th at 10:00am or 6:00pm (your choice)
Location: Woods Piano Studio

Space is limited! Register online at (put “Palooza” in the skill level slot) by August 22nd to reserve your spot! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kolor-N-Kiln Adult Student Piano Recital

We had our very first adult student piano party/recital! It was such a fun evening! Everyone played beautifully, and it was a pleasure to listen to every piece.

Our recital/party was held at the Kolor-N-Kiln at the Mall at Robinson. The owner and staff there were incredibly helpful and hospitable. It's a creative place to visit, and I highly recommend it. 

Following the recital, we enjoyed light refreshments (this event was BYOB and hors d'oeuvres) and painting. 

Sur le fil


Purple Twilight

Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Le jardin féerique
Love Somebody

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Guest Post: Music Lessons With Play-Doh!

Note: Today's post comes from Music for Little Learners, a blog featuring excellent and unique resources for music students and teachers.

Music Lessons With Play-Doh!

Ever thought of using Play-Doh in your music lessons? Well, let me tell you, it works wonders! Using Play-Doh will give you a true hands on experience of learning notes and rhythms. I believe this is a great way to help students! Instead of just having students repeat over and over again what notes are or what certain rhythms or symbols are, have them use their hands and create it with Play-Doh!

Have students create music rhythms:

  • Treble Clef
  • Bass Clef
  • Repeat Sign
  • Coda
  • Double Bar Line
  • First and second endings

Tell them you want to write out a particular type of rhythm such as an eighth note, half note, or whole note.

Clap out a rhythm and have them create it with Play-Doh.

Or tell them to write/find particular notes on the staff!

As you can see, Play-Doh can be just as much fun if not more fun in music lessons. It has so much potential for a student's education and the ideas of using it are endless!

Don't miss out on the fun and get your Play-Doh TODAY!

For more fun and creative ideas, check out the Music For Little Learners Blog!