Why wait until students can read a scale book and understand key signatures before starting scales?
You can guide students easily into the learning once they know steps and skips at the keyboard.
In this video course, Elizabeth Gutierrez breaks it down into simple steps, from learning half steps thru the entire Circle of 5ths! She shares her tried-and-true method of teaching in a highly visual, auditory, and kinesthetic manner so students truly understand the 12 major scales, their keysignatures, and the Circle of 5ths in just a few weeks!
Included are all the tools you need for each individual student. No books required!
Founder ELIZABETH GUTIERREZ began Piano Teacher Academy in 2016 as an extension of her instructional blog and summer camp. Piano Camp for Piano Teachers (pianoteachercamp.com). She has years of experience teaching piano, piano pedagogy, and piano literature to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has given numerous workshops and master classes to working independent teachers around the globe both in person and via livestream on Facebook and Periscope and also as a national clinician for Faber Piano Adventures. For her workshops and online courses, she draws on her extensive background as an independent teacher, professor, performer, and composer/editor/author. Elizabeth is well-known for her engaging, inclusive approach to nurturing the piano teaching community via print, video, and social media.
This carefully-paced system of introducing scales for the first time is perfect for ages 4 through adult and also great for group teaching! You will be surprised at how quickly your students can learn to play and understand all 12 major scales.
Frequently Asked Questions
"I am really enjoying the way you teach scales! All of my students love half steps/whole steps they way you teach them. When we get ready for one-octave scales it will be so easy!"
- Virginia Carpenter, Katy, TX
"I have been enjoying your courses since December 2017. In recent weeks I have been teaching scales using your Tetrachord Scale Chain approach (with incentives) and am delighted with the progress my students are making. Many thanks for your input into my teaching scales! It's been great to be able to access a course like this from the comfort of my own home!"
- Sylvia Thomson, Victoria, Australia