by Dr. Julie Knerr

I have really been conscious of refining my systems for teaching children so that I will be very disciplined about not skipping or rushing through concepts. By systems I mean the order in which I introduce concepts and the teaching aids and activities I use for each one. Although every student is different, they all need to learn the same concepts. When I find a teaching aid or analogy that works well with multiple types of children, that is a winning Teaching Strategy that I want to make a part of each child’s piano experience.

I wanted to write about my system of introducing the Piano Safari Sight Reading & Rhythm Cards for Book 1, as I have had a lot of practice teaching them this year since I have …