Shop with Gumroad
I will soon be offering a number of resources through my Gumroad shop for teachers, parents, and students to practice to their hearts' content! They have been made "Pay What You Can" with the suggested donation of $5.00 for the permanent use of 10 sheets (you may copy/print/reproduce these sheets to your students as needed in perpetuity).
Upcoming sheets include:
Ear Training Skills – students often forget that music is about listening and learning how to critically listen to themselves. These sheets provide teachers with options to explore in the lesson and extends it to the home through singing exercises. Singing opens the door to effective listening skills.
Keyboarding Skills – students can begin to learn about their triads and the building of accompaniments in the very early years. Students who connect the dots between their technical skills and creation of an accompaniment for a treble line will be given a skill they can carry into adulthood.
Sight reading Skills – it is so fortunate when students read music with ease and yet not all students are visual learners. We need to support their reading skills, exploring the full circle of 5ths, so that even students who learn best by ear or touch can interpret cues on the page.
Technical Skills – within my studio, students have an organized system for practicing their technical skills. The system allows for keys to be learned and accumulated through a grade level rather than focusing on a single key and then forgetting the elements when a new key is introduced and it is set aside. These charts do reflect the requirements at RCM with some added elements.
Theory Skills – many theory books are available to us to teach from. This area does not replace your favorite method but gives you options of more sheets that can be used in accordance with an individuals’ needs. RCM grading will again be used but the sheets drill elements that students will be exploring in your method also.
Areas to explore will continue to evolve, with consideration given to constructive ideas and requests through my contact page.