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Last week one of my Doremi Teach: Piano teachers asked me for ideas of pieces in triple metre and I was reminded of this beautifulRead more “Gunggari Maranoa Lullaby – a do pentatonic song”
Jump straight to the download Hot pork rolls, hot chocolate and crêpes, that’s what kicks off Christmas for me. Yesterday my sons’ school had aRead more “A Wintery Song for Young Musicians this Christmas”
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 veryRead more “Helen’s most popular song for Kodály-inspired piano and music lessons”
Last month we welcomed vocal health specialist and Discover Singing‘s Emma Torry to the Doremi Sofa. (Members: click here to view) Not a member? Don’tRead more “Five Tips for Great Vocal Health for Music Teachers”
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 ourselvesRead more “Valuing Yourself – Conquer Imposter Syndrome Because Money Matters”
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 teacherRead more “The easiest and quickest way to excellent rhythm skills”
Are you on the hunt for modes in pop songs? They are more common than you think! I’m always on the lookout for interesting elementsRead more “5 Clues to Confidently Find Interesting Modes in Pop Music”
Do you have trouble explaining the difference between pulse and rhythm? Get physical first with this fun, simple song Helen uses in both her KodályRead more “Teach Beat and Rhythm Successfully With This Simple 5-Step Game”
Developing improvisation skills with young children is far more achievable than you think. We need to develop simple on the spot decision making and enjoyableRead more “Top 5 Simple Improvisation Activities for Kodály Piano Teachers”