Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Piano Lab Activities Prep Level

Choose from the online activities below for young beginner piano students to use for flipped learning or reinforcement of piano teaching concepts. 

Technique (Flexible Wrist, Firm Fingers, Wrist Float-offs)
  Caterpillar Crawl
Left/Right & Finger Numbers
  Tonic Tutor Finger Puppets 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Persistence: Kicking off the Piano Quest for Virtues

 I enjoy the reflective process of setting new years resolutions as the new year begins.  My studio theme for the new year is "A Quest for Virtues"

 Each student has a music quest board to chart their progress as they complete tasks related to the monthly virtue.

The four goals for the month that emphasize focused practice on challenging spots in music or a focus on technique include:

  • Advance up a level in the 1 minute club challenge by naming and playing all notes on the grand staff in 1 minute or less.
  •   Practice festival keyboard skills each day you practice.  Pass off in 1 key with accurate tempo, rhythm, fingering technique and notes.   
  •  Achieve 2 goals set by your teacher in Tonic Tutor.
  • Complete practice assignments for 20 days this month.
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 Quest for Virtues