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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  • We are excited to release a fantastic new collection titled "Piano Train Trips" by Juan Cabeza! This collection of 18 well-patterned piano etudes may be taught by rote or from the score. Print and digital editions are available for purchase; digital audio tracks come with your purchase. Click on the link below to see and hear samples. Regularly priced at $13.95, the book is on sale for $11.95 through October 5th. To purchase, visit http://pianosafari.com/product/pianotraintrips/.

    Piano Train Trips is a collection of 18 piano etudes, plus a serie of supplementary exercises. The etudes are designed to practice one specific musical aspec...

    5 hours ago

  • Just had to write! You know when you are having one of those movie moment piano lessons when everything goes great? I have a 45-minute Partner Lesson of two homeschooling boys (love when they can come during the school day). This was their 5th lesson. They are 8 and 6 years old, brothers. Today J finally got organized in his brain where "King of the African Drum moves to," from D to the D's. He was so proud he got it. Older brother stands over little brother and cheers him on. We got through the first 8 Sight Reading Cards in Level A in record time, and they were so excited about doing them. We learned "Tundra Animals," and "Inchworm," and "Sam," and "I Love Coffee" Parts 2 and 3. They still play all their older pieces. They are just flying through Unit 1. Dad says, "Are they practicing enough? I tell them they have to practice. It is part of their homeschool curriculum" :) As they pulled away in the van, the Listening CD was blasting in the car. Apparently the 2 year old sings all the pieces. And the 8 year old is teaching the 4 year old a bit at home. Just makes my day so happy!

    September 29

  • We are thrilled to announce that Piano Safari is now available for immediate distribution in Australia! To place your order, visit http://www.pianosafari.com. All prices are listed in AUD for your convenience. Materials will be shipped to you from our Australian distributor so international shipping fees will no longer apply. Wishing you and your students an excellent teaching year!

    http://www.pianosafari.com. All prices are listed in AUD for your convenience. Materials will be shipped to you from our Australian distributor so international shipping fees will no longer apply. Wishing you and your students an excellent teaching year!">

    September 25

  • I have a new little guy who was here today for his 3rd lesson. He is 6. He has so much childlike wonder and imagination! Reminds me to teach at the speed of each child, to stop and revel in the wonder. I have a trajectory for him that goes Charlie Chipmunk, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Sonatas, Pianistic Greatness!! But although I am friends with Charlie Chipmunk, Herbie Hippo, and the gang and know them inside out, for him and all my new 5 and 6 year olds, each new piece is a thrilling discovery on the journey. "Can we feed Herbie Hippo the marbles for a snack?" "Sure! I bet he's hungry!" "Where did Charlie Chipmunk go?" "I think he went to look for some nuts, but I bet he would like to come back and see how well you can play his piece again!!" Stop and enjoy the moments...

    September 23

  • I had so much fun meeting all the teachers of Northern NY and Southern Ontario at the Crane School of Music Piano Pedagogy Workshop at SUNY Potsdam this past weekend. What a wonderful group of teachers!! It was so nice to see Kathryn Sherman, my colleague from Univ. of Oklahoma, again also. Thanks for a great conference, Kathryn and Heather. Hope to see you again soon!

    September 20

  • Is Piano Safari only available through your website or is it in stores?

    September 16

  • Piano Safari shared The Crane School of Music's photo.

    Coming up this Saturday, September 17: The Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference welcomes Featured Clinician Dr. Julie Knerr (co-author of the Piano Safari method) to campus, along with a plethora of piano teachers. Crane's own Young-Ah Tak is the featured performer, and the whole thing is under the direction of Dr. Kathryn Sherman, who heads up Crane's piano pedagogy program. For all the details see http://www.cranepianopedagogy.org/.

    September 15

  • Piano Safari added 2 new photos.

    Katherine Fisher presented a workshop titled "The Role of Rote Teaching in the Development of Reading, Technique and Artistry" to the piano pedagogy class at the Ohio University School of Music yesterday afternoon. Both Katherine and Julie are available to speak to piano pedagogy classes either in person or via Skype.

    September 07

  • Will there be unit maps for level 3? Think they're a great way to keep kids reviewing.

    September 05

  • Just preparing a big Piano Safari order for some lucky students, now that it's available in the UK, at last! I'm really glad that I'll be able to use it with more students - it's a lot of fun!

    September 04

  • Another great review of Piano Safari by teacher Brian Jenkins on his blog. Thank you, Brian!

    Piano Safari is an amazing method book that teaches students by rote, while still teaching them to read music and gain freedom at the piano.

    September 03

  • Happy September! We are excited to announce that Piano Safari is now available for immediate distribution in the UK and throughout Europe and Russia. You may purchase at the Piano Safari website (www.pianosafari.com) or from the Alfred UK website (http://www.alfred-music.co.uk/pianosafari/). Wishing you an excellent teaching year!

    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...

    September 01

  • Happy Saturday, everyone! Today is the last day of our sale. When you order, use the code August15 at checkout to receive 15% off everything in your cart.

    August 20

  • Piano Safari is running a sale of 15% off your entire order from August 15th through August 20th (EDT). Use coupon August15 at checkout!

    August 15

  • We are excited to announce that Piano Safari will be distributed in the UK and throughout Europe by Alfred UK. Materials will be available on September 1st on both the Piano Safari website and the Alfred UK website. Stay tuned for updates about distribution in Australia!

    August 10

  • We are running a 20% off sale on Level 1, 2, and 3 Packs this week! http://www.pianosafari.com

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    July 26

  • Piano Safari updated their profile picture.

    July 26

  • Hi, can you help me, I ordered some downloadable sheets about 2 weeks ago but haven't tried to print until now, and it's saying it's expired.

    July 24

  • I ave two questions... Is Martians Come to Town solo in any of the books? Secondly, do you plan to release any other fun rote solos? I have really enjoyed teaching I Like Bananas to all of my students this summer and I am looking for additional rote pieces for fall. (or any suggestions of supplemental rote pieces that others are using with the Piano Safari Method)

    July 23

  • TODAY! Piano Safari Summer Institute at Westport Steinway Gallery in Westport, Connecticut! For more information, visit http://www.pianosafari.com.

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    July 23

  • Piano Safari with Katherine Fisher.

    Piano Safari co-author, Katherine Fisher, will present a workshop this afternoon via video conferencing technology at the Encontro International de Pianistas de Piracicaba in Brazil! #eipianopira

    July 15

  • Piano Safari shared a link.

    By Katherine Fisher During the summer, when life is quieter and the hustle of the school year is on pause, I try to catch up on my reading and take time to think more deeply about education and some of the issues we face as teachers. I recently came across an article by Dorthy Sayers entitled “The L...

    July 12

  • We are looking forward to meeting teachers at the Piano Safari Summer Institute in Connecticut in just a few weeks, on Saturday, July 23 at the Westport Steinway Gallery. There is still time to register for this event. We would love to have you join us if you will be in the area!

    July 23, 2016 Steinway Gallery Westport, Connecticut

    July 05

  • Are you searching for ways to inspire students to improvise and compose? If so, check out our latest blog post by clicking on the link below.

    By Dr. Julie Knerr We thank everyone who attended our Piano Safari Summer Institute this past weekend in Athens, Ohio. It was a wonderful, pedagogy-packed event. We really enjoyed meeting teachers from OH, KY, PA, NC, NY, IL, VA, AL, and even Australia. If you missed it, don’t worry! We have another...

    June 30

  • Wendy Lloyd Blackwood added a new photo to Piano Safari's timeline — with Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher.

    How to spend Saturday morning at 8:00. Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar.

    June 25