Theory Gymnastics: Con Brio Teacher Guide composed by Kathleen Lloyd, Laura Zisette, Charlene Zundel Shelzi. For piano. Method. TCW Resources. Multi Level. Teacher's guide. 88 pages. Published by TCW Resources (KJ.TW201D).
Theory Gymnastics is the most creative and comprehensive theory curriculum available and the perfect companion to every method. By combining hilariously funny games with their creative books, the Three Cranky Women (TCW) have elevated music theory from the boring "must-do" to the "I can't wait to do!" Whether a practice page or a brain-teasing difficult puzzle page, the variety of activities requires students to repeatedly use and apply each theory concept in new and different ways. Concepts in Level D include: Simple and compound meters, the circle of fifths, primary triads and inversions, binary form, 12-bar blues, melodic and harmonic dictation.
About TCW Resources
TCW Resources exists to create music teaching materials designed to inspire teachers and students to reach beyond the ordinary. We are committed to producing quality products that utilize sound educational principles. With the knowledge that music can enhance every child's life, we offer students and teachers fresh new tools that will promote their love of music and make music a valued gift for the rest of their lives.
TCW Resources was founded in 1993 by Laura G. Zisette, Charlene Zundel, and Kathleen Lloyd to create teaching materials that are thorough, easy to use, and fun and stimulating for students. The materials are age- and level-appropriate, well-paced, and employ multiple approaches to accommodate varied learning styles.
TCW materials are piloted through the Utah State University Youth Conservatory, a music preparatory program for community children. This conservatory serves over 250 students, ages 5-18, through group theory classes and individual piano lessons. Its curriculum offers weekly group theory classes and individual piano lessons as well as many other extra-curricular programs. The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) stated that "the USUYC should be a national model for music preparatory programs."
TCW materials are used in many other preparatory programs and conservatories around the United States and Canada.