Piano Safari Offers:

  • A carefully sequenced, intervallic approach for learning to read music notation
  • Patterned pieces taught by rote that provide engaging music for students from the first lesson
  • Animal themed Technique Exercises that teach the basic motions of piano technique
  • Improvisation ideas for developing creativity
  • A holistic approach combining ears, eyes, and imagination that allows children to become musically literate at the piano

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  • Thank you, Natalie Weber, for writing a review and hosting a giveaway of Level 3! You can sign up for the giveaway on her blog: http://musicmattersblog.com/2016/05/26/review-and-giveaway-of-piano-safari-level-3/

    Even though I believe that a good teacher can effectively utilize any method or curriculum to help a student achieve success, there is something invigorating about having well-designed resources th…

    May 26

  • Piano Safari shared their post.

    New Blog Post and Video!

    May 23

  • New Blog Post and Video!

    By Dr. Julie Knerr This past Saturday one of my students in Piano Safari Level 2 played her Mini Recital. What is a Mini Recital? A Mini Recital is a recital solely for that student, with family and friends in attendance. I don’t know if you had the same experience that I did, but my first time play...

    May 23

  • It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Elena Lee Fortin for her blog. You can read the complete interview here. Thank you, Elena!

    Piano Safari Conversation with Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr Piano Safari Interview: Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr visit the-piano-studio.com to discuss their collaborative piano method book …

    May 17

  • The excitement is building as the 2016 Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar draws near! Register by 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, May 17th and your name will be entered in a drawing to receive your choice of the following Anderson & Roe Piano Duo compact discs! Click here to register: http://www.oupianopedagogyseminar.com/registration.html

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    May 17

  • In celebration of our newly designed website, we are happy to offer a coupon code for 15% off your entire order! The coupon is valid now through Sunday, May 15th. Please visit us at http://www.pianosafari.com. Coupon code: newsite15

    Piano Safari Offers: A carefully sequenced, intervallic approach for learning to read music notation Patterned pieces taught by rote that provide engaging music for students from the first lesson Animal themed Technique Exercises that teach the basic motions of piano technique Improvisation ideas fo...

    May 11

  • https://youtu.be/Y62HEaDUfDI This video is in response to a question about scale playing in our Teaching Piano Safari group. If you are a teacher, please request to join the Teaching Piano Safari group for a more in depth explanation of the pedagogy behind Piano Safari.

    https://youtu.be/Y62HEaDUfDI This video is in response to a question about scale playing in our Teaching Piano Safari group. If you are a teacher, please request to join the Teaching Piano Safari group for a more in depth explanation of the pedagogy behind Piano Safari.">

    May 09

  • The new website has launched!!! Visit pianosafari.com

    May 06

  • Piano Safari added an event.

    Join authors Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr as they give a series of workshops about Piano Safari.

    May 06

  • Piano Safari added an event.

    Join authors Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher as they give a series of workshops about Piano Safari. This event is held in conjunction with the Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar.

    May 06

  • Our new website will launch tomorrow! We are pleased with it and are looking forward to sharing it with you. There may be a few hours tomorrow the site is down during the transition. Just wanted to let you all know!

    May 05

  • Thank you, Melanie Spanswick, for mentioning the Piano Safari Summer Institute in your May recommended resources post!

    Wishing you all a fabulous May Bank Holiday Weekend. May’s resources prove to be another interesting crop of piano music, an anthology, online resources and a course. I hope you find somethin…

    May 02

  • Hi, I just received my materials and I'm planning out how to transfer as many students as possible to Piano Safari. I teach a couple of special needs students (i.e. 5 y/o with down syndrome, and 8 yr. old with ADHD.) I was curious if anyone here has experience with using Piano Safari with special needs students. Did you have to make any accomodations? Do you have any words of advice? Thanks! :-)

    April 23

  • We are looking forward to presenting a free webinar for MTNA titled "The Role of Rote Teaching in the Development of Reading, Technique, and Artistry" this Friday, April 22, at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Click on the link below to register. We hope you can join us this Friday afternoon!

    Join us as Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher discuss the benefits of rote teaching in the early stages of piano study for the beginning student.

    April 20

  • It was a pleasure to introduce Piano Safari to the piano pedagogy students of Nancy Bachus at Cleveland State University last week. Julie and I enjoy speaking with young teachers about piano methodology, and we are happy to schedule Skype or live presentations should pedagogy teachers be interested.

    April 18

  • Happy Saturday! I am writing to remind everyone that today is the last day of the sale on the Level 3 Pack. Thank you for the great response we've already had on our new product! I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.

    April 16

  • Julie and I will be hosting a series of workshops about Piano Safari in conjunction with the Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar. This event will take place in Athens, OH on June 23rd-24th. We would love to meet you! Click on the link below to learn more about the schedule and topics we will cover. Registration is open now! http://pianosafari2.weebly.com/piano-safari-summer-institute.html

    Piano Safari Summer Institute

    April 15

  • Piano Safari Level 3 is now available on our website store! A special introductory discount of 20% off will apply through Saturday, April 16th! http://www.pianosafari.com

    Piano Safari is an innovative beginning piano method for children ages four to eleven. It combines learning pieces by rote with learning to read through a systematic intervallic system. Technique is based on Dr. Julie Knerr's dissertation research.

    April 09

  • Piano Safari added 4 new photos.

    We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reception Piano Safari received at MTNA! It was a great conference and now Julie has her hands full with packing and shipping conference orders. This is just a portion!

    April 08

  • Do you see the resemblance?

    April 04

  • Piano Safari added 2 new photos.

    We were thrilled to officially release Level 3 this morning to an enthusiastic audience at the MTNA National Conference!

    April 04

  • 8:00 Piano Safari Showcase!

    April 04

  • Attending the MTNA National Conference? Please drop by our booth (#403) and say hello! We will present a showcase on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. in Room 008AB.

    April 03

  • So excited about going to MTNA!! In preparation for my session on Teaching Strategies, which will be Tuesday at 2:15, I have posted the new document, "152 Strategies for Effective and Efficient Teaching" at http://www.pianosafari.com under Pedagogical Resources.

    Piano Safari is an innovative beginning piano method for children ages four to eleven. It combines learning pieces by rote with learning to read through a systematic intervallic system. Technique is based on Dr. Julie Knerr's dissertation research.

    March 31

  • We are really looking forward to MTNA! If you are attending, please stop by our booth to say hello. We would love to meet you! Also, shipping for online orders will be suspended from April 2nd-April 6th while we are in San Antonio.

    March 31