Keyboard Techniques For Young Fingers

A NJMEA (New Jersey Music Education Association) Workshop sponsored by JBK Music Publishing Co, February 2010

Clinician: Judy Kagel, Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts, Morganville, NJ.

Judy Kagel shared many of her creative ideas and techniques for teaching group keyboard in the classroom to grades K-2. Part of the workshop involved hands-on activities such as techniques to help students maintain a steady beat and musical games to improve listening skills. Judy used musical selections from the Keyboard Beginnings series to demonstrate examples of harmony, form and improvisation. She showed how the keyboard is a wonderful tool for introducing children to the orchestra. The workshop was geared for younger grades; however, the same teaching techniques could be adapted for older students, and students with special needs.

Judy Kagel
Keyboard Beginnings

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