On Saturday, Andrea and I let everyone know that a new piano book would be swimming into your studio this week.
Today we are excited to announce that Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend, V. U. Level I (i) is ready for your students!
While our newest book will be a hit with shark-obsessed students, the loveable nature of the title character and his quest to overcome his fearsome nature and find a friend will appeal to ALL students.
In today’s post, you can take a deep dive into this book with a visual preview of several songs and activities.
Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend: Late Primer Piano
As we approach the end of the teaching year, you may be looking for ways to keep kids practicing during the summer break.
After all, it is not easy for piano practice to compete with sunny days and swimming pools.
But it is possible!
With our newest book from Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Very Useful Piano Library, parents may be shocked to see their children spending more time at the piano than on the trampoline.
Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend, V. U. Level I (i), like all of the resources in Andrea and Trevor Dow’s Very Useful Piano Library, has a magical ability to keep kids practicing.
This laugh-out-loud late primer piano book follows the adventures of Ludwig van Bites-often; a shark who attempts to shed his fearsome image and find some friends.
It just might be the V. U. Library’s funniest book yet!
Composed in the C five-finger scale, children using this book will gain confidence playing music with measures that include hands-together stepping notes.
Inside you will discover 8 shark-themed piano pieces with lyrics (including a duet), note reading games, warm-up exercises, sight-reading activities, a rhythm activity, a practice tracker, and a certificate of achievement.
To check out a visual preview, scroll past the cover.
Let’s Take A Look Inside!
1. Piano Pieces
Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend contains eight pieces for late primer piano students (seven solos, and a teacher/student duet).
The imaginative illustrations and loveable lyrics that accompany the pieces tell a laugh-out-loud tale. View sample pages below:
2. Activity Pages
Interspersed throughout the book are activity pages to supplement the music. These activity pages include sight-reading exercises, rhythm activities, note reading games, note printing exercises, a timed test, and a Color-It Note Reading Mystery Picture. Here are a few samples of these pages:
3. Warm-up Exercises
Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend begins with two pages of getting ready, warm-up exercises that students should perform at the beginning of every practice session to boost note-reading skills, coordination, and finger strength.
4. Practice Tracker and Certificate
Kids practice more often when they take ownership of their learning. At the end of Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend, students will find a practice tracker page where they can keep track of their hard work in a kid-friendly way. Furthermore, upon completion of Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend, students receive a Certificate of Achievement to reward their efforts. Simply cut out the certificate, fill in the relevant details, and present it to the deserving student.
Buy Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend Today!
Hop on over to Amazon right now and pick up Ludwig van Bites-often Needs A Friend for your late primer piano students.