A Simple Step-by-Step Start to Major Scales

All Without A Book!

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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!

Your Instructor

Elizabeth Gutierrez
Elizabeth Gutierrez

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.

Course Curriculum

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  A Simple Step-by-Step Start to Major Scales, All Without a Book - VIDEO SESSION
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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.

Elizabeth explains the system and the benefits in this short video.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Can I use this approach of introducing major scales alongside my choice of method book? Will it conflict?
Absolutely! You can start this step-by-step system while in the latter stage of a primer-level method or utilize it anytime you have a student who needs a refresher. I love that my students have the information secured LONG before they reach the one-octave scale section in their method.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do I log in to the course? What if I forget my log-in information?
To log in you will use your email/password that you create when you make your purchase. Should you forget that combination, please email us at [email protected]. We will then send you a new password which you may re-set later.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I adults and teens follow this course on their own at home?
Yes, indeed! Any student, age 13 and above, could follow the step-by-step assignments on the assignment plan. The demonstration videos can easily serve as how-to videos to guide them on each part of the assignment.

"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

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