Early to Late Elementary Piano repertoire of Rebekah Maxner, listed for ease of choosing

Elementary piano students imagine themselves playing big sounds! For your early-level students you want pieces that give the thrill of playing great music yet teach the basics...and music that can please audiences for performances. I aspire to create music that fulfills student wishes and teachers' requirements. This post comes with a free printable to help make it easy for you to select the very best pieces for your students at the right levels. Keep reading! … continue reading →

Become a music arranger with 'I Love Coffee I Love Tea' and 'Knuckles'! [Part V]

Arranging gives you and your students permission to mix it up! I Love Coffee, I Love Tea’s familiar patterns can inspire your students to try their hand at arranging! They’ll have the chance to make creative decisions, change the order of the tunes, actually change the music in several ways and make it their own! Help them gain confidence being creative at the piano. This blog post comes with several tutorial videos that help them get started! Share it directly with your students! … continue reading →

Piano play-along duet: I Love Coffee I Love Tea and Knuckles [Teacher intro]

Organize a complete unit in five sections on I Love Coffee, I Love Tea! Students can: 1) learn the upper duet tunes by rote with tutorial videos and a supporting guide sheet; 2) teach it to a family member; 3) learn the duet chords with a tutorial video and music sheet; 4) learn about the circle of fifths; and 5) become a music arranger! Keep your students engaged with this amazing project! … continue reading →

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