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Karen Gibson

Karen Gibson has written 3 posts for TeacherCreatedMusic

I can play songs I like? That never crossed my mind….

With all the great ‘tried and true’ music out there it is easy to forget that most people want to learn to play piano so they can play their favorite songs too. Recently I gave a pair of students a book of songs from their favorite video game series. Although reluctant readers (they have phenomenal […]

Of sticks and worms….

I was working with a student today, he’s 8 or 9 and has been playing less than a year.  He’s very motivated and always up for a challenge. So we’ve been working on the initial section of the original Fur Elise (learned by rote).  He had no problem with the right hand alone and he […]

When we share ideas, we all become better teachers…

  I never thought I’d be teaching piano let alone writing music and developing activities to help my students learn to read, improvise and play better and with less tedium and more fun.  But here I am. This particular leg of the journey began about a year ago when I started writing music for my […]

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Of sticks and worms….
April 21, 2013
By Karen Gibson
When we share ideas, we all become better teachers…
April 14, 2013
By Karen Gibson

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