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Helen’s most popular song for Kodály-inspired piano and music lessons

One of my students asked me the other day which of the songs from Doremi Piano is my favourite. I didn’t have to think very long. My favourite song is the one that can come out time and time again. It’s so popular in my Kodály inspired classroom that my students never get bored of …

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Valuing Yourself – Conquer Imposter Syndrome Because Money Matters

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What is it about us teachers? We never seem to be able to value ourselves. We take our super-powers for granted and then sell ourselves short. Well all that’s about to change. At least for me, and the teachers I support in the Doremi Sofa. This month we’re talking about Money Matters. You can read …

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The easiest and quickest way to excellent rhythm skills

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Do you want to improve your students’ rhythm skills? Whether you’re a music teacher, instrumental or vocal teacher, Kodály musicianship teacher or a class teacher your students can benefit from this quick and easy rhythm game. If you want to know what the game is, and also why and when to do it, then this …

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Teach Beat and Rhythm Successfully With This Simple 5-Step Game

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Do you have trouble explaining the difference between pulse and rhythm? Get physical first with this fun, simple song Helen uses in both her Kodály Musicianship and Piano lessons. Your students will FEEL the difference and you won’t get tangled up with ineffective, wordy explanations. No apologies for the super cute cat gif! Choosing from …

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Top 5 Simple Improvisation Activities for Kodály Piano Teachers

Developing improvisation skills with young children is far more achievable than you think. We need to develop simple on the spot decision making and enjoyable exploration. Age-appropriate, level appropriate and right from the first lesson. Lots of teachers are a tad intimidated by improvisation. They don’t feel confident improvising themselves and consequently struggle to teach …

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