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Table of Contents

  • C Major & D Major One Octaves Scales
  • When the Saints
  • Working on the Railroad
  • America’s National Anthem (EZ)
  • B Major & E Major One Octave Scales
  • A Few New G’s
  • I’m a Little Teapot
  • Reveille
  • Sakura, Sakura
  • Up & Down Similar Mountains
  • Careless Love
  • Brooklyn Blues
  • Three Blind Mice
  • This Old Man
  • F Major & B-Flat Major One Octave Scales
  • Good Times Tune
  • Camptown Races
  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

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  • Cousin Scales – C Major/A Minor
  • London Bridge
  • Oh, Susana!
  • Minuet in G Major
  • Counsin Scales – G Major/E Minor
  • Take the d to the a
  • Battlye Hymn on the Republic
  • Kings County Blues
  • Heart & Soul
  • Up & Down Cousin Mountains
  • Tarantella
  • Amazing Grace
  • Greensleeves
  • Skip to my Lou
  • Cousin Scales – D Major/B Minor
  • Silent Night
  • Cousin Scales – F Major/D Minor
  • Maple Leaf Rag

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  • G Major 2 Octave Scale
  • America’s National Anthem
  • Jingle Bells
  • A Major 2 Octave Scale
  • A Few New Symbols
  • Are You Sleeping
  • The Black Dot Waves
  • The Entertainer
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • C Major 2 Octave Scale
  • Up & Down 4 Mountains
  • Sonatina in C – Pt. 1
  • Heart & Soul
  • Joy to the World
  • F Major 2 Octave Scales
  • On Top of Old Smokey
  • Solfegietto

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  • 2 Octave Cousin Scales – F Major/D Minor
  • Sonatina in C – Pt. 2
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • 2 Octave Cousin Scales – G Major/E Minor
  • Going Lower, Going Higher!
  • Hungarian Rhapsodie
  • Yankee Doode
  • 2 Octave Cousin Scales – C Major/A Minor
  • Up & Down Rocky Cousin Mountains
  • Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata
  • 2 Octave Cousin Scales – D Major/B Minor
  • It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
  • Fur Elise

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  • D Major 3 Octave Scale
  • Sonatina in C – Pt. 3
  • Ecossaise
  • C Major 3 Octave Scale
  • Even More G’s
  • Nutcracker March
  • Up & Down G Mountain
  • Hungarian Dance #5
  • G Major 4 Octave Scale
  • The Blue Danube
  • Chopin’s Nocturne
  • A Major 3 Octave Scale

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  • The New C
  • Sun and Moon
  • The New D
  • Seedy Song
  • Hand Switch
  • The New E
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb (EZ)
  • Eureka
  • Bouncing Around
  • The New B
  • Pinball
  • The New A
  • Skip & Jump
  • The New F
  • The New G
  • Yankee Doodle (EZ)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (EZ)
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Here Comes the Cord
  • Singing Tune
  • Call and Respond
  • Rainy Day
  • The Doorbell is Ringing
  • Mountain Tops
  • Tennis Match
  • The New G
  • Row Your Boat (EZ)
  • The Rest Song
  • Just Relax
  • Beethoven’s Sheperds Song
  • The New f
  • Wheels on the Bus (EZ)
  • Night Music (EZ)

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  • Mozart’s Horn Call
  • Grieg’s Morning
  • Bah, Bah Black Sheep
  • Up and Down the Mountain
  • Simple Melodies
  • The Can-Can
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • 4 Chords 4 You
  • Over the River
  • Minuet in G (EZ)
  • Chop Stix
  • Rock a Bye Baby
  • G Major & F Major Scales
  • Brahm’s Lullaby
  • The New a
  • Pecan Pie
  • Jingle Bells (EZ)
  • London Bridge (EZ)
  • Good Afternoon
  • Three Little Kittens
  • My Country ‘tis of Thee
  • Mexican Hand Clap
  • The New e
  • This Old Man (EZ)
  • The Snowy Song
  • Song of Joy (EZ)

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    • The New b
    • Stair Climb
    • Old McDonald
    • The New d
    • The New Low C
    • Springtime New
    • Alouette
    • Bring the Rain
    • A Major & E Major Scales
    • Chord Count
    • The New High C
    • Old King Cole
    • Goodnight Ladies
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Here Comes the Bride
  • Wedding March
  • 10 Little Numbers
  • B Major & D Major Scales
  • The New High D
  • Comin’ Round the Mountain
  • Mozart’s Air
  • Row Your Boat
  • Au Claire de la Lune
  • F Minor Blues
  • Bach’s Musette
  • Hickory Dickory Dock

    The Music Therapy Influence on Special Needs Piano Lessons
    Goals & Benefits a Music Therapist might seek through OOP:

    Assorted Non-Musical Goals
    -Emotional expression through musical accomlishment
    -Goals of Occupational Therapy achievable at the piano
    -Social Interaction Goals of Physical Therapy achievable at the piano
    -Goals of Psychotherapy achievable at the piano
    -Public Performance
    -Community Integration
    -Rhythmic Syncopation
    -High Reinforcement
    -An Alternative to Negativity

    Example: A piano student with weak eye-motor coordination, high distractibility, maladaptive behaviors, depression, etc. is able to improve on all these deficiencies simultaneously through playing the piano.

    The Occupational Therapy Influence on Special Needs Piano Lessons
    Goals & Benefits an Occupational Therapist might seek through OOP:

    -Eye-hand coordination
    -Bilateral coordination
    -Finger isolation
    -Shoulder stability
    -Motor planning
    -Auditory (listening) processing skills
    -Auditory Attention
    -Auditory Memory
    -Auditory Discrimination
    -Auditory Figure-Ground
    -Ocular motor skills
    -Visual Fixation
    -Visual Saccades
    -Visual Tracking

    Example: A student whose hands were weak and unstable learns to stabilize his/her hand and select which finger(s) to use. Over time, this progresses into stronger hands and develops to allow students to play songs, scales, exercises and black keys throughout multiple octaves on the piano.

    The Music Education Influence on Special Needs Piano Lessons
    Goals & Benefits a Music Educator might seek to accomplish or improve using OOP:

    -Self- Esteem Concentration
    -Instinct Control
    -Rhythmic Pacing
    -Repetition of Playing Songs/Practice
    -Expanding Length of Songs in Progression
    -Expanding Difficulty of Song in Progression
    -Nursery Rhymes, Classical Songs, Scales, Exercises, Etc.
    -Development of Physical Piano Skills/Strength

    Example: A student begins with Mary Had a Little Lamb and after two years of lessons is learning to play Beethoven’s Fur Elise, all with proper piano fundamentals. This means that students using Lee Stockner’s Music Box Method are using the same notes, fingers and beats to play the same songs that people in mainstream lessons learn. The Occupational Octaves Piano™ curriculum is based on the educational progression of traditional & mainstream piano lessons.

    The Piano Lessons on Special Needs Piano Lessons
    Goals & Benefits a Special Educator might seek to accomplish or improve using OOP:

    -Self- Esteem
    -Instinct Control
    -Clear Communication
    -Calmest Possible Environment
    -High Praise/Reinforcement
    -Social Integration
    -Instruction Following
    -Data Collection
    -Dealing w/Frustration

    Example: A Special Needs Piano Teacher is able to manage a student’s deficiencies related to their special needs from poor communication skills to maladaptive behaviors and hold their concentration long enough to play songs. The clear language of Lee Stockner’s Music Box Method™ makes this possible by providing the complex information of music and the fundamental structures of playing so that the student can play flowingly.