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Teaching a 5 year old

Keywords: 5 year olds, groups, private I’m a new teacher in Medina Ohio, currently with 3 students and about to add 2 more. It’s already been interesting due to the varying ages and experience: I have a sister and brother (10 and 8 years old)…

Simply Music Rhapsody Explanation‏

Simply Music Rhapsody was created for Simply Music by educator Lynn Kleiner. It is an Early-Childhood Music and Movement program and begins at birth. The focus is really joyful, playful music making with absolute purpose and intention at the heart. Parents get to experience and…

Lesson Length for Young Students

I’m starting a small 5/6 yr old group. I’m thinking of having it be 20 min instead of my normal 25-30. Any thoughts? I would have it be the regular time but tell the parents there may be some weeks that will be done early…

Stool for Young Students

Those of you who teach very young children (age 5-6), do you use a special kind of stool for them that is different from what older students or adults use? I have 2 piano stools, the one I use for very little children is a…

Starting age for SM

I’m a new SM teacher and have started one class with two students which is going really well so far. I have run into some people with younger aged kids than what I originally thought was a good age to start teaching. I had always…

Difficulty in forming chords with young students

I just started Simply Music with my 6-year-old son. 5 steps of sound and making a chord was extremely difficult for him. I have taught a couple of young students before, but my previous method didn’t have them playing chords for a year or more.…

Keeping young students engaged

I would love some ideas on keeping 6- and 7-year-olds engaged during a half hour lesson. I’m only teaching SM, but anything else to make the lesson times and learning the songs more fun for them would be appreciated. I don’t have a whole lot…

Young Child Who Will Not Practice

I need some advice concerning one of my young students. She is one of my favorite students. She has been with me for a year, and has done wonderful for the most part. She catches on real easily and carries out the pieces slowly and…

Managing Behavior

During my first day of classes yesterday, one six and a half year old girl refused to participate. She cried, lay on the floor, and was quietly disagreeable! During the lesson, I was so busy working with six other young children that I let Annika…