Category: Piano Practice
Having specific summer piano lesson resources that can be used studio-wide, for every single student, regardless of level, makes planning so easy! Choosing a game such as the “Ledger Line Music Spelling Game” – a game that you might be too busy to play during the school year – gets students excited about summer piano lessons because it’s something fresh and fun (and beneficial).
1 Christmas Composing Activity that Inspires Musicianship Before the Holidays
The Christmas Composing Activity is a resource I used for the last piano lesson before the holidays. Using seasonal resources to intentionally address learning skills such as composition makes planning so much easier for the teacher.
How to Host a Piano Practice Challenge
I love challenging my students to practice a specific number of pieces, measures, pages, minutes, days, at a predetermined tempo, or accomplishing a specific goal or goals over a short period of time. Why? Because practice challenges are highly beneficial to students in a number of ways. Learn how practice challenges benefit students, and how to host your own!
Cultivating Motivated Students in the Piano Studio
How to motivate students—the age-old dilemma. It’s wonderful to have internally motivated students. They come to lessons prepared and enthusiastically soak up every morsel of teacher wisdom you can offer. But what about the other students? The ones with little to no weekly progress and an ambivalence that can make you want to stand on your head just to get their attention. Or what about a student who started strong but fell into a rut and now seems disinterested? How can we motivate our students to want to practice, study, and persevere in piano studies so they obtain a lifetime of enjoyment?
How to Help the Piano Student Who Doesn’t Practice
Do you teach students who don’t practice? In this article, we’ll define the student who doesn’t practice, list reasons why this piano student doesn’t practice, and discuss specific things we can do to help the student become an excellent and motivated practicer. There’s even a list of things you can start doing in your lessons today to motivate and encourage your students and help them learn how to practice!