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Click School Music in the menu above to find a wide range of brand new songs with backing tracks.
Teachers are invited to look at a song book called A Pocketful of Nursery Rhymes with Piano Music.

Scroll down to find the following three sections:

* All similar motion scales
* A drawing-based instant note recognition method – two editions

* Freebies

Go to pianoscales.com.au

Visit pianoscales.com.au for teaching details, look inside, prices and ordering.

Accurate First Time Piano Scales is an updated version of the earlier edition called As Easy as Pie Piano Scales. This version is still available in limited quantities. Click the above link to see the Black and White Edition.

        Playing similar motion scales with hands together is a very big ask for many students, often fraught with the pitfalls of wrong notes, incorrect fingering and practised-in errors.

        This A4 landscape hard copy book was written to help solve these problems and to streamline the memorisation process. This unique pictorial method created by Ellie Hallett after seeing how many students lost valuable marks in exams because of poor scales.

        Rather than spending valuable lesson-time working on the frustrating business of fixing fingering and note errors, this format allows teachers to work instead on technique, fluency, evenness of tone etc.

        Students love this intuitive method because learning scales is far less frustrating and accuracy is achieved immediately. Practice time is shortened as a result.

A NEW method for reading music that works!

There are two versions – Black and White or Colour.

Each book has:

Section One – Introductory Information: treble and bass clefs, the piano note names, sharps, flats and note values.

Section Two – Note identification uses drawing as the visualisation tool for memorisation. If I say the word ‘sheep’, a picture of a sheep comes to mind. The same principle of learning applies here.

Each edition is cheerful learning at its effective best. Children through to adults love this workbook because they grasp the concepts immediately and want to keep exploring further under their own steam.

  • Memorisation happens much more quickly because each staff note is matched simultaneously to its location on the piano or the instrument being studied, so the written note and its pitch sound are learnt together.
  • The physical act of drawing reinforces each note’s position on the staff and locks it into the mind.
  • The pictures have been selected very carefully to represent each note so that the picture itself indicates pitch. An example – treble clef high C has a crown picture because it is worn up high.
  • The drawings have been made simple enough for easy and quick copying.
  • Note that the drawing part of this book starts after Section One.

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Price per workbook: AU$30.00
Includes GST and FREE postage in Australia.


Piano Progress Report

Please feel free to download the documents below. Some have spaces for you to fill in to suit students of different grades. These are meant to make your life easier.

Teacher’s Getting to Know You Questionnaire

General Checklist for Parents

It’s Time to Sing!