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Friday, February 1, 2019

12+ Months of Free Music Group Lesson Plans

Choosing a monthly focus topic for piano lesson not only simplifies lesson planning, but it also helps me ensure that students are getting a well-rounded exposure to musical concepts that can easily be overlooked like composition and ear training.

Group lessons in my studio are often centered around a certain concept although I periodically do a Mash-up or Holiday Themed Review Group lesson to touch on multiple concepts.  I incorporate activities in weekly private lessons to go along with the theme that are customized to the level the student is currently on. Often I will give the students a challenge to go along with monthly theme and they love the recognition of being added to the leaderboard. These include both short term goals they can achieve in one week like the Crazy Chord Challenge and Thumb Tuck Challenge, and longer term incentives like Bulls-Eye PracticePiano Tracking, Candy Jar Challenge, Piano Mountains.
Following are  links to my group lesson plans and activities that I have used the past few years.
Practice Themed Group Lesson

Valentine's/Composing Group Lesson

Piano Technique  and Artistry Group Lesson
Teaching Piano Technique with Caterpillar Crawl Music Listening and Movement Activity
Music Theory Carnival Games

Ear Training Group Games

Musical Minute to Win It Games

Music Mash-up

Summer Piano Synergy

Halloween Group Activities

Theme and Variations Form and Composing
Variation Cards Piano Teaching Theme and Variation Game
Piano Cranium

Basic Accompaniment Skills

Christmas Themed  and More Christmas Group Activities


  1. Hi,
    I am a piano teacher and was curious if you have a online store that we could purchase some of your group games/activities? Like Piano Cranium. Thanks!

  2. I don't currently have an online store and unfortunately I no longer have the Cranium file I made years ago or I would be happy to share it with you!