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Friday, February 1, 2019

12+ Months of Free Music Group Lesson Plans

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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
Piano Practice Smarter not Harder Effective Practice and Piano Motivation
Valentine's/Composing Group Lesson
Valentine's Piano Teaching Games and Composing Activities Heidispiano
Piano Technique  and Artistry Group Lesson
Teaching Piano Technique with Caterpillar Crawl Music Listening and Movement Activity
Music Theory Carnival Games
Music Carnival Games Music Theory Piano Teaching Group Plans
Ear Training Group Games
Group Ear Training Games Piano Teaching Pitch Interval Rhythm Melody Dynamics Articulation Patterns
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Musical Minute to Win It Games
Musical Minute to Win It Games Scale Blocks for Music Teachers
Music Mash-up
Music Mash Up Pinata at Piano Group Lesson
Summer Piano Synergy
Piano Group Lesson Synergy Summer Piano Group Lesson Plan
Halloween Group Activities
Piano Halloween Resource Roundup Heidispianonotes Halloween Group Activities

Theme and Variations Form and Composing
Variation Cards Piano Teaching Theme and Variation Game
Piano Cranium
Piano Cranium Music Teaching Game with Rhythm, Notereading music history and ear training cards
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!

  3. Hi, I am looking for good piano learning lessons that can teach me step by step. Can you suggest any?