It’s coming up to the end of the first year that Easy Notes has been in the New Zealand market, so I asked teachers to write in about how they are finding it.  This is the last of five blogs in which I’ve posted their comments.  Here’s what they’re saying:

I have used Easy Notes with some of my younger students to revise note-reading, and it is an instant success!  I also recently gave it to a very musical 15 yr old, who got 91% for a Trinity Gr 5 Piano exam, but somehow still has trouble with bass note recognition, despite my continued efforts.  I then mentioned that I have a new system designed for young students and we had a lot of fun introducing the lower bass cleff notes your way!  He even suggested calling the note below the lowest C, “Bottom B” – his own contribution.  So your system is working!

Anita

I have used the magnetic board and the magnets a great deal at Palmerston North Saturday music. I teach music basics.  I have a lot of 4 and 5 year olds.  It has been a brilliant resource.

Mary

Thought you’d be interested to know a fairly new beginner 16 yr old is benefiting most from Easy Notes at the moment!

Paula

I have found that my beginner students have picked up reading of the notes so much better being able to associate the notes with pictures.  The 1st student that I used Easy Notes with did the One Minute Club in 44 secs 1st try.

J.O.

The magnet board and books are going well. The children I teach in a variety of ages are enjoying using the magnets and learning the note names. I have always enjoyed teaching using flashcards and different props so this is another great tool to use.   Its heaps of fun, kids love the magnets – I teach individuals and groups and it’s very successful.  I will spread the word to other Teachers about the system.

Jude

I have always been a fan of flashcards and now that I have Easy Notes it has made this part of my teaching fun and exciting for my pupils.  My pupils absolutely love them and so do I.  They really do work.

Angela