Are you one of the many parents who never had a chance to have piano lessons yourself but want to provide that opportunity for your kids? I’m so excited to have found something you need: the Piano Parents Crash Course.
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Piano Parents Crash Course
Bridey Gibson of Pianosaurus Rex has a great Piano Parents Crash Course online course to give parents with no musical background the tools and information they need to help their child get the most out of their piano lessons.
It’s a very quick course taught with videos because we parents don’t have extra time, do we?
She even has Cheat Sheets if you need to get the info even quicker.
These are the 6 Modules and specific topics you’ll learn:
Part One: The Basics
- Hands and Fingers
- Musical Alphabet
- Piano Keys
Part Two: Rhythm
- Note and Rest Values
- Time Signatures
Part Three: Notes
- Grand Staff
- Learning Notes
- Chords and Intervals
Part Four: Musical Expression
Part Five: Reading Music
- Steps to Reading Music
Part Six: Practice <<< this is the most important!
- Practice Habits
- Practice Activities
- How Parents Can Get Involved
- Practice Trouble Shooting
Emphasis on Practice:
I love the emphasis that Bridey puts on practice. After all, no one will ever improve in their skills without practicing. There are several game ideas and challenges to encourage your kids to increase practicing.
Bridey includes a couple of practice charts in the course. You might also want to check out my Music Practice Assignment Sheets here.
How long does the course take?
It will only take a couple of hours to go through the Piano Parents Crash Course. But, use the Cheat Sheets and learn even quicker.
What else is included:
There are several games, activities, and worksheets for you to do with your child during practice time. And, there are some extra resource suggestions if you as the parent is interested in exploring a topic more in depth: books and articles to read, videos to watch, etc. Bridey also has a website called Pianosaurus Rex with all kinds of resources and articles to check out!
My Take-Away about Piano Parents Crash Course
As a music teacher, and parent of piano students myself, I whole-heartedly recommend this course to any mom or dad who never took piano lessons but is now having their kids learn piano. It will give you as the parent tools, vocabulary, and knowledge you’ll need to help your kids be successful!
And your kids will love it as well; the worksheets included have dinosaur and animal themes!
It’s only $20! Head over to get the Piano Parents Crash Course today.
–Giveaway is complete.–
It’s Back to (Home) School time!
It’s that time of year when many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year. Some of you may have already started your new year, and some of you may have never stopped!
I’ve gotten together with a great group of bloggers to make getting ready for the new school year just a little bit easier and hopefully a little less stressful on your wallet.
How does $250 sound in helping you buy curriculum, books, games, puzzles, and educational supplies?
Two people will win a $250 gift card to Christianbook, an online store that I purchase curriculum from every single year because of their great prices!
We know homeschooling can put a financial strain on families – whether it’s from living on one income or buying curriculum for your children. The financial aspect of it can be stressful.
Our hope is that we can bless a couple of homeschool families (although we wish we could bless many more) so they can buy the curriculum and supplies they need.
To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know that is quite a few entries for you, but each of these bloggers has generously chipped in their own money to make this giveaway possible, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!
Giveaway ends August 16th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be a resident of U.S. or Canada to enter. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers (see the Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopter form for the complete list).