When Andrea and I launched PianoGameClub in November we knew, without a doubt, students would love the games. We also knew, without a doubt, that the games would have a huge impact on the way piano students learn.
But, as it turns out, the PianoGameClub games are serving another cool purpose that we never really considered…
I mean, it seems so obvious now, but when we first launched we were all about the educational benefits! Now, as we talk with teachers, analyze feedback, and experiment ourselves, we’re discovering that the power of games to solidify a positive student-teacher relationship seems to be as valued as the educational outcomes.
Which makes perfect sense. In a funny sort of way, getting off the bench and playing piano games with students makes a teacher seem “more human” 🙂
It’s the difference between the dad or mom who watches a game of pick-up baseball from the bleachers, and the dad or mom who is diving in the dirt trying to grab a line drive. Both are useful, but one is building a stronger relationship and deeper bonds.
Something that only play can achieve.
So, if you’ve been thinking about adding piano games to your repertoire of teaching awesomeness, click on the image below to see sample pages from 4 games our members have received in past months. If you like what you see join in on the fun and become a PianoGameClub member.