Our Facebook community is amazing. There are over 2200 fans on the Teach Piano Today Facebook page and the interaction, sharing and sense of community is something that I look forward to each day.
My Canadian Thanksgiving weekend was made that much brighter when I received a Facebook Message and video (that you absolutely must watch… see below) from a piano teacher who had recently purchased our book, “Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice”.
First… The Message
Hi Trevor and Andrea!
I recently purchased your “Shh…” practice book and have been sending assignments home each week with my students for fun. I give them “piano points” for completing each assignment. Well, last week I challenged my students to put their commercial (Day 26’s assignment) on video, for bonus points. Little did I know what I would get when Emma decided to use a lesson book song, Jingle Bells. She turned it into a total infomercial!! Emma’s mom wrote me a note and said that these silly assignments have made practicing fun. They look forward to accomplishing them each week.
Thought I would share this with you and thank you so much for offering this kind of material. It is so creative and just the kind of thing my students needed this year!
Thanks again, Enjoy!
And Now For The Video
An extremely nice email – notes like these are truly the reason we do what we do… it makes all the long nights worth it! But what blew us away was the video Brittany sent us that her student, Emma, had created. It’s too cute to describe… you’ve just got to watch it! Check out the video and then click here to download this one activity from our book (see below for access to more samples). Try it out with your students, and whether they complete it as written… or go above and beyond and video tape it as Emma did!… you can bet they’ll be having fun while practising. And that’s what it’s all about!
“Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice” contains 88 activities for your piano students to complete during their home piano practice time. All of the activities are designed to inspire, motivate and entertain, all while laying the groundwork for good practice habits… and they are anything but boring! Along with the purchase of the book comes a license to print as many copies as you like for your own personal studio use…forever! Click here to learn more.