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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…

Swear Words in Sheet Music

Maybe this is a funny question, but what do other teachers do about swear words in sheet music? I just printed the sheet music for Some Nights by Fun for a student to start learning in January, but I’m hesitant to give a 9-year-old sheet…

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…

Accompaniment struggles

I have a 7-year-old student in Level 3. He plays beautifully and has a strong ear for music. He really struggles with accompaniment, though. He understands the chords and can play each chord on its own. But when playing songs, he skips lines, plays lines…

Justifying not starting young students

I start students at age 7. Only one younger student who has started has worked out for me. So what do I say to a parent who asks me for a reason why I start at 7? I don’t want to be negative. I would…

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…

Starting age for Simply Music students

I am curious to know what age you start Simply Music from generally. I read somewhere, quite a while ago now, that someone started a 3-year-old in the program. I think there’s a Teacher Workshop or a recorded phone call about assessing children for readiness…