What You Need to Know about Sheet Music
Saturday, August 31, 2019 by Mary O'Connor | humor
A helpful guide to reading sheet music created by an unqualified individual.
How to get your Kids to the Keyboard!
Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Let’s face it. Most kids don’t want to practice the piano. And if they do find the time to practice, it’s usually because their parent kept nagging them. How frustrating!
Piano teachers are frustrated too. It’s nearly impossible to teach students new concepts when they don’t understand the old ones--all because of a lack of practice.
If you’re a parent in this situation, I have just the solution you’re looking for.
In this upbeat book, I share all the tips I’ve discovered in my 14 years of teaching piano. You’ll learn fun, practical ways to get your kids to the keyboard.
But this easy-to-read guide goes one step further. I’ll show you simple ways to encourage better quality practice. Even if you’ve never had a music lesson in your life!
I wrote this book for kids of all ages. There are creative ideas for elementary students and also a section for teens.
There’s even a section for what to do if your child wants to stop taking piano lessons. That’s right, there is hope and my book will show you exactly how to get them interested in piano again.
Don’t be the kind of parent who sits on the sidelines waiting until their child wants to practice. Piano lessons are too expensive for you to let another “no-practice” day go by.
This book is your answer to get your child to the keyboard, have good quality practice and develop a life-long love of music.
Get it on Amazon
Preschool Piano Lessons
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Student books in 5 different categories are available now in both digital and hardcopy. There are now "To the Lake", "Outdoor Adventure", "To the Farm", "Country Carnival", two levels of "Rockstar Rally" and several supplemental books.
- Ideal for students ages 4 and up.
- On the staff from the start
- Music is a mix of familiar tunes and original pieces
- Multi-key approach
- 18 songs that can be learned by note or rote
- Clean easy-to-follow pages (great for special needs students!)
Two levels of Roadtrip! are currently available in Piano Maestro.
Register for Roadtrip! Students (ages 4-5) are scheduled for half-hour lessons with their parents present.