Useful Websites for Teachers
- Suzuki Association of the Americas – Suzuki Association for North and South America
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)-professional organization for music teachers, articles, websites for kids
- The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy
- pianoeducation.org – Great general piano website
- Music and Health has information about musician health, biomechanics and piano teaching
- Piano Education Resource Guide has many links to a virtual piano museum and many other piano related resources.
- Susan Paradis has many worksheets, game and creative teaching ideas
- Music Matters has many practice incentives you can share with parents
- Color in My Piano has lots of great suggestions for practicing for teachers and parents
- The Practice Shoppe has bead counters, little animals, Suzuki practice dice for sale
- Philip Johnston check out this website to get some creative inspiration about practice
- How to Memorize Music by Robert Kelley has good suggestions for memorization techniques
Group Class and Games
These websites have many inspirational suggestions for group class activities.
- Color in My Piano has the best collection of game ideas I have found yet. The Group Class games on this site are pretty awesome too!
- Layton Music offers more group class inspirations
- Music Matters has fun game ideas
- Layton Music has lots of fun suggestions for games
- Compose Create.com has both blog and game resources
All of the sites below offer free printable worksheets for note naming and other theory concepts.
- Color in My Piano has hundreds of articles about all aspects of teaching
- Piano pedagogy is another excellent website with oodles of articles about teaching
- The Piano Pedagogy Blog is a good website sponsored by Michigan State University College of Music
- TimTopham.com is an enthusiastic and fun blog to poke around and find interesting articles on teaching
- Music Matters blog has several great pedagogy articles
- Piano Teaching Today blog has some useful suggestions for talking with parents
- 88 Piano Keys is a beautiful site with many creative ideas and resources