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7 Ways to Encourage Arm Movement in Kodály Piano Lessons
Episode 297th July 2022 • Doremi Teach • Helen Russell
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When teaching piano beginners we need to remember that the skills we want them to master in the future need seeding from the start. So today I’m going to talk about how to sow the seed that will grow into easy and free arm movement and effective hand position changes.

And because it’s Kodály, it’s going to be fun, creative and playful.

  1. Improvisation
  2. Story telling
  3. Part work
  4. 12-bar Blues
  5. Pre-defined movement
  6. Safari by June Armstrong
  7. Magic Beans by Ben Crosland


African Dawn by June Armstrong

Gazelles Standing by June Armstrong

Thinking Out Loud by Ben Crosland

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