Red Is The Rose

Red Is The Rose

Red is The Rose is a variant of the well-known Scottish folk song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond”. The words of the chorus are: Red is the rose that …

Self-Esteem

"If a kid wants to feel good about himself he needs to respond to authentic challenge, and struggle through whatever impediments he encounters. That's the only way to feel good about yourself. Kids recognize you can't ride the chairlift and call yourself Edmund Hillary."

Chart of Rhythmic Values

Chart of Rhythmic Values

This page gives beginning piano students a handy reference comparing the various note values. But unlike most note-value charts, I’ve added a second page with dotted notes, so students can …

Oversized Staff Paper

Oversized Staff Paper

I created this staff paper especially to use with my young students. I like using a manuscript book for homework assignments, but I don’t like to use the bound pages …

Grand Staff Staff Paper

Grand-Staff Staff Paper

Four systems, but without clefs. I find that students often get very confused when seeing a grand staff with two treble clefs or two bass clefs. I can’t blame them …

Silly Sally Seeley

Silly Sally Seeley is the A harmonic minor scale, presented as a song about a woman who is a bit unusual. The song was inspired by Ebeneezer Sneezer, a song …