Your guide through the safari
This page contains links to teaching resources for Piano Safari Level 1, including:
- Repertoire Book 1 Table of contents, Teacher Guide, Unit Maps and Accompaniment Transpositions for 2018 and 2008 editions
- Card supplements for “Crouching Lion Roaring Lion” and “I Like Bananas” from Unit 1
- Sight Reading & Rhythm Cards 1 Teacher Guide
- Animal Adventures
- Pattern Pieces 1
- Video Links
If you need to purchase products for our method, please visit the Piano Safari Method product page.
Repertoire Book 1 Table of Contents
Repertoire Book 1 Teacher Guide
Find Teacher Guides for Level 1 organized by unit below.
Make sure to choose the appropriate edition (2018 or 2008).
- 2008 Teacher Information
- 2008 Unit Introduction
- 2008 Unit 1
- 2008 Unit 2
- 2008 Unit 3
- 2008 Unit 4
- 2008 Unit 5
- 2008 Index
The following Unit Maps are provided as a free download to accompany the Piece Cards for Level 1. These provide organization and motivation for students as they work through the Piano Safari Method.
Download the Unit Map for the unit your student is working on. Print it on cardstock and tape or put it in a three ring binder.
When you assign a piece, the student glues the Piece Card for that piece on the appropriate place on the Unit Map.
The student practices all the pieces on the Unit Map. If you would like, you may put a sticker on the Piece Card as the student masters the piece, and another sticker for memorizing the piece.
At each lesson, play through all the pieces on the Unit Map. This allows the student to master and review all the pieces in each unit repeatedly and lessens the focus on “passing pieces.”
Upon completion of everything on the Unit Map, the student graduates to the new Unit Map for the next unit.
- 2008 Unit Map Level 1 Introduction
- 2008 Unit Map Level 1 Unit 1
- 2008 Unit Map Level 1 Unit 2
- 2008 Unit Map Level 1 Unit 3
- 2008 Unit Map Level 1 Unit 4
- 2008 Unit Map Level 1 Unit 5
Make sure to choose the correct edition. Links to pdf will open in new window.
Use these for reviewing concepts and terms used in Level 1. Each page with the term is followed by a page with the answer.
Cards for teaching “Roaring Lion, Crouching Lion” improvisation and “I Like Bananas,” both from Unit 1 of the Repertoire Book for Level 1.
Each of these buttons links to a pdf with specific directions for using the cards to teach these pieces.
Sight Reading & Rhythm Level 1
Guide for using the Sight Reading & Rhythm Cards that come with Level 1 Pack.
The Piano Safari Animal Adventures book is designed to supplement any standard beginning
All pieces in this book are designed to be taught by rote, with limited reference to the score.
Click below for pdfs of the teacher resources.
Pattern Pieces Level 1
Pattern Pieces 1 is designed to supplement any reading method with pieces that are to be taught by rote.
Click below for links to pdfs of Pattern Pieces 1 supplements.