How to Set up Your Piano Binder Birmingham Keyboard Arts Center

#1 Get a binder or repurpose one that you already own. Make sure you choose one that will lay flat on the music rack when open.

A perfect piano binder:

#2 Add five dividers labeled: Lessons, Theory, Technique, Solos, and Extras. If your binder is well-organized, we won't waste any lesson time searching for materials.

#3 Add a big stack of fresh notebook paper to the Lessons Tab. This is where I will write your weekly assignments. 

If you are taking your lesson online, please print these assignment sheets instead of using notebook paper. This will help save lesson time by making it easier and faster for you to jot down your page numbers.

Assignment Sheets for Binder: https://www.bkac.net/ewExternalFiles/Assign%20Sheet%20Method%20Books.pdf

#4 Carefully read over your homework. Make a tally mark each time you have a practice session, not every time you play a piece. Have your parent sign the lesson to vouch for your practice time. Your goal is to practice at least five times a week, preferably more.

The log must be signed in order to be counted towards a practice trophy.

#5 Pack your music bag the night before your lesson and put it in your car. Make sure you have included all of your books as well as your binder. Check to make sure your Theory Book has not been left out. The Theory Book, in particular, has a habit of disappearing. 😉

If you are taking your lesson online, please make sure all of your lesson materials are carefully organized before you log on. I've found that a little table set up beside the piano is ideal. You'll need your binder, all of your books, a pencil and highlighter, and your metronome.

#6 Show up for your lesson with a cooperative spirit, ready to focus and learn. This is going to be a GREAT year in piano!

Love, Mrs. Byars

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Heather Byars


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