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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 23, 2016 Steinway Gallery Westport, Connecticut
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...
Wendy Lloyd Blackwood added a new photo to Piano Safari's timeline — with Julie Knerr and Katherine Fisher.
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.
Hopeful Beginnings by Julie Knerr
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...
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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.
Piano Safari Summer Institute - Ohio
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...
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…
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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...
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 …
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...
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.">