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Today I am sharing an awesome improv idea for you to use at your next lesson. This activity reinforces question and answer phrases in an easy, fun way for students. I like to start lessons with improv to loosen students up and get them making music right away. First,...read more
Out of context, the title of this post may seem silly. Why would we start the alphabet on any letter other than A? But in piano pedagogy some older methods teach the music alphabet starting on C and I have encountered some transfer students who have learned the...read more
I like to start teaching students 5-finger patterns pretty early in study, beginning with C and usually continuing around the circle of fifths as they are ready to learn new patterns. There are many benefits to learning 5-finger patterns and I feel that they are...read more
Welcome to 2017! Things have been slow around here at 4D recently, but we have big things planned for the year ahead! We started this blog back in February of 2013, and it's hard to believe it's already been four years since then. We've been through seasons of...read more