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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  • 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

  • Welcome to the Piano Safari Institute at Ohio University!

    June 23

  • We have now released Piece Cards 1 as a digital download! We have both a single and unlimited option available. Piece Cards 2 are soon to follow. When you print we recommend using card stock (glossy preferred).

    Piece Cards provide motivation for students to learn and review their pieces. Students earn a card for each piece they complete in Repertoire Book 1.

    June 22

  • Here is a blog post by a teacher in Spain shared in our group Teaching Piano Safari! https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeachingPianoSafari/permalink/900485873395298/

    June 13

  • An odd question for you. I have several transfer students who have come into my studio this past year (playing at about a Piano Adventures Level 1 level) who sadly came from teachers where a lot of the concepts you would expect to see solid just are not where they should be. (The one I took on today, for example, could not figure out where in the world to put her hands in relation to what was printed in the book. :( ) For many of them, I just take them back through the latter half of Piano Safari 1 (starting at pg. 52) to help solidify their skills. BUT I also have several students in this predicament who also have a younger sibling starting as well, and I use Piano Safari 1 with all of my beginners. As a teacher, I do not have an issue with siblings using the same method or level (provided it isn't in the same spot in book they are starting), but I know that many of these older siblings who have been playing 1-2 years longer than their siblings definitely make a gross comparison about playing from the same level as their younger sibling. Is there a possibility that at some point you might entertain the idea of publishing a modified version of Level 1 that omits the beginning concepts and just includes the material from pages 52+? I am not suggesting making a completely new book with new and different material, but just the latter half of the book reprinted such that these students would not feel like they are back at the same level as their younger sibling (even when they really are not). Just trying to explore options to use the method across various levels without them feeling like they are in the same level per se. And if anyone has any suggestions, please chime in with how you would suggest using the same level with a new and continuing sibling without the continuing sibling feeling like they stink at piano. Thanks! :)

    June 08

  • For those of you who are members of the UK-based The Curious Piano Teachers, we will be presenting a webinar today, Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). We look forward to our conversation with this dynamic group of teachers!

    June 08

  • We are excited to announce that we are in the process of developing a Piano Safari Sight Reading and Rhythm app! Please let us know whether you and your students would prefer a version for iOS (i.e. Apple iPad) or Android. Also, tell us if you would appreciate and utilize a model audio performance option for each example. The app will not record and playback the user's performance. Students and teachers will be able to mark on the card, and the app will also track student progress. The app could be used in lieu of the sight reading and rhythm print version.Thank you for your feedback!

    June 08

  • My student recitals were this past weekend. Lots of great playing, including this performance of Hopeful Beginnings, from Piano Safari Repertoire Book 3. Happy recital season!

    Hopeful Beginnings by Julie Knerr

    June 07

  • Looking for a way to energize students in their practice of scales, inversions, and chord progressions? This fun new teacher/student duet will do the trick!

    This energetic duet will make students want to practice their technical patterns over and over! The Primo part consists of scales, chord progressions, and inversions in the keys of C Major, A Minor, G Major, E Minor, F Major, and D Minor. The Secondo, intended for the teacher, provides a fun and fla...

    June 06

  • Piano Safari shared their event.

    This event is shaping up to be a great one! Teachers from many regions of the US and even Australia will join us! We would love to meet you all!

    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.

    June 05

  • What do potatoes have to do with Hanon? Check out our latest blog post to find out! http://pianosafari.com/2016/05/31/hanon-potato-variations/

    By Katherine Fisher This past fall when Julie and I were writing Technique Book 3, we decided to include Hanon Exercise No. 1. This was not a decision we made lightly. After all, there have been many impassioned posts on Facebook recently from teachers about either the benefits or drawbacks of stude...

    June 01

  • 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