Every day we interact with thousands of teachers from around the world through the Teach Piano Today blog and our social networks. And through these interactions we start to see trends emerge.
One trend that we’ve noticed for a while now is the increased enrollment of boys in piano lessons. In fact, this year alone we have chatted with many teachers who, for the first time in their career, have more boys than girls enrolled at their studios.
What an awesome trend!
if you are on the forefront of this trend and teach a bunch of boys at your studio, than this post is for you. Over the years we’ve written several important articles to help piano teachers learn strategies to help them teach boys specifically. We’ve linked to several of these articles below… enjoy!
How To Teach Boys Piano
1. The following article was recently posted on our blog, but it is worth paying particular attention to if you happen to have a studio full of boys. Click here to discover the 7 “Difference makers” for teaching boys piano.
2. We use this play dough based piano teaching game with all of our students… but the opportunity to bash balls of play dough happens to be a real hit with the boys in our studio. Click here to read all about this smash-happy piano teaching game.
3. Before starting TeachPianoToday.com I used to be a Grade 2 teacher. So it is through experience, not assumption, that I know little boys just can’t sit still. In fact, sitting still seems to cause extreme mental anguish! If this strikes a chord with you, check out this article for 5 activities to get wiggly boys off of the piano bench.
4. When teaching boys piano, sometimes event the simplest modifications to your regular teaching practices can make a huge difference. Here are 6 things you might want to try!
5. In the following article we describe a piano teaching game that boys AND girls love. If you have piano student obsessed with cars, this game will blow their mind.