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A Charlie Brown Christmas 5 Finger Piano Book

Here is a favorite book for beginner piano students who love Charlie Brown. Since our studio is doing portions of the show for our Christmas Opportunity, thought I would share some of the fun about the book. The melodies are simple for beginners, using a hand position chart, a duet portion and the pictures in the front of the book are great. I love the books simplicity, making the song easy for anyone learning staff notes. From an portion of Fur Elise, Christmas Time Is Here, Skating and even the famous Linus and Lucy song are included. If you don't have this book as a part of your collection, please get it soon. Your students will love learning and playing the songs well. Enjoy.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live

Our studio is preparing for Christmas Opportunity in less than 5 weeks. We'll be doing some acting excerpts from a Charlie Brown Christmas. Yet recently I found out about their live shows, even one that's coming to our town at the end of the month. Here is the Peanuts Gang singing "The Wassail Song", where some of the musicians play children's instruments to a string bass and a snare drum. They are really having fun with it. Hopefully it gets you excited about the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas Holiday. Enjoy.

Excerpt from the Wizard of Oz

Here's a small clip of John, one of our acting students and I doing a part from the Wizard of Oz. John is the Scarecrow and I'm Dorothy. Enjoy. I'm so proud of you sir. Keep up the amazing work.

Fall and Thanksgiving Piano, Staff and Rhythm Games

This is one of my many favorite times of the year with incredible games created by Susan Paradis, Layton Word Press and Teacher Pays Teachers. Some of the games are races, board games and playing rhythms with a small hand drum. Hopefully these ideas will help your students succeed.

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