Piano Camp Models

Piano Camp Models

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Featured, Piano Camp, Planning

Are you wondering how long your piano camp should be? Day Camp? Three, four or five days a week? How many hours per day? Overnight Camp? Will it include lunch or just snacks? Three models that I have used over the years. Keep in mind that these plans have taken place in a small piano […]

What is Musical S.T.E.M.?

What is Musical S.T.E.M.?

Posted on Feb 16, 2019 in Featured, Methods, Piano Camp

In just a few words, Musical S.T.E.M. is a curriculum for playing the piano with science, technology, engineering and math. (sign up now and to receive a 10% discount). Have you planned your summer piano camp already? As I mentioned in a previous post  our teaching and learning has become increasingly segregated. We separate the arts from the sciences. In fact, when […]

Group Piano and Science

Group Piano and Science

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Featured, Methods, Piano Camp

Why Science? For the past few years incorporating S.T.E.M. into every day learning has been popular in public schools. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  S.T.E.A.M would add an Art component to the mix. You can find all sorts of ways to add these subjects to your classroom activities and a great […]

Piano Party!

Piano Party!

Posted on Feb 25, 2018 in Featured, Logistics, Piano Camp

Have you noticed that right around week 6 on the teaching calendar students have that bored look on their faces? Are you as a teacher a few steps away from burn out?  Besides adding a change of pace, a Piano Party can infuse your studio with  much needed energy. This is also an activity that […]

Piano Camp Lesson Plan

Piano Camp Lesson Plan

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Class Routine, Logistics, Piano Camp

Here is a sample of a summer piano camp lesson plan that you can use as “spine” for your planning. It is the same format that I suggested in my  Group Piano Summer Piano in 30 Days post.  However here you will find a little more detail for each section.  This is just to get you […]