Resources

YouTube Pages

These YouTube pages are good for various educational topics related to the piano.

 

Instagram Pages

These Instagram pages are good for various educational topics related to the piano.

 

Apple apps (as of 2019)

Here's a pretty solid list of apps for Apple users that help with note identification, music theory, aural skills, and more. Written in 2019, but still very useful!

Android Apps

I don't use Android, but this list of apps looks promising! Ask me during lessons for more suggestions.

 

Musictheory.net

Need some extra practice with theory and aural skills? Go here for lessons. You can even customize your own exercises!

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoireby Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts

This book has information about good piano repertoire, including styles, analyses, and levels. 

The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature, by Jane Macgrath 

This book has information about good piano repertoire, including styles, analyses, and levels.

 

The Study of Orchestration, by Samuel Adler

This book has all the information you need to know about common instruments (and some not so common) used in the orchestra, and advice on how to use each one.

Imslp.org

Free classical sheet music? Yes, please! If you're just sampling a piece, and not looking for a great edition, this is the place to go.

Pianopedia.com

Want to play something classical, but don't know where to start? Browse around here, to find names of pieces written for piano by famous composers. 

 

Practice Checklists

Need some help with practice goals? Start with this! Cut out a square, attach it to a piece you are practicing, and check off each box when you accomplish it.

Staff Paper

You may need some blank staff (manuscript) paper at some point, to sketch out a composition, do theory homework, or anything of the sort. I've got your back, so you don't have to go searching around the house for it!

Composition template.pdf

This template is perfect for getting students started on compositions. Included in this template is guidelines on how to use the template, and how to go beyond using it to complete the composition.

Left hand patterns.pdf

These were all of the left hand patterns mentioned in my "Lot's of Fun with Left Hand Patterns" Facebook Live Event on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. I've transposed each to the key of C Major (except for the blues patterns) and demonstrated one example of how they could translate to another harmony.

The.pdf

Here's a piece that can be performed at any level, regardless of what age you are! If you are into comedy, this one is for you. Make your audience roll on the floor laughing because of your excessive acting skills, all just to play a single note on the piano. 

"Count" Dracula.pdf

Here's a fun little theory worksheet for elementary level, for extra practice on counting in 4/4 or 3/4 time. Halloween themed graphics included!