I'm quite excited about designing new teaching aids for my studio and look forward to creating materials that appeal to children and at the same time, serve its purpose to reinforce concepts introduced. I started with a simple test project and here's what I came up with...the Finger Dance Card!
I'm planning to use the Finger Dance card as a visual and guide to help students learn the common scale fingering. Students can use the card in the following ways:
- Play scale away from piano with the "finger dance" - reinforces thumb tuck and 3rd finger over. (would help to say the finger numbers out loud as children perform the finger dance)
- Print the scale letter names in the green boxes with a dry erase marker (on laminated copies)
- Use as reference when practicing scales on the piano
It's been fun working on this project and I'm delighted to share this with anyone who might find it useful. Simply click Finger Dance Card to download