If you ask me, monsters get a bad rap. Because of one silly day in October, everyone is terrified of all monsters.
But what if they aren’t really as bad as the Halloween costumes make them out to be? Could monsters even be a piano teacher’s best friend at this time of year (albeit a furry and slobbery one)…
To prove that this could happen, today we’re showcasing two great resources for this time of year that will turn monsters into your favorite piano lesson sidekicks.
Piano Lessons Are More Fun With Monsters…
The first resource is our latest release from PianoBookClub… The Rhythmic Haunting of Ruby Wrigglesworth. The second is a musical activity called Monster Mashup that you can print and use today.
Current PianoBookClub’ers are loving The Rhythmic Haunting of Ruby Wrigglesworth; a piano resource that will work wonders for Late Elementary students’ rhythmic understanding and accuracy.
Note: The Rhythmic Haunting of Ruby Wrigglesworth is no longer available but you can check out this month’s book by clicking on the image below.
If you want to tap into that “tween” sense of humour as motivation for reinforcing rhythm, The Rhythmic Haunting of Ruby Wrigglesworth will fit the bill. It is a totally comical (and tad eccentric) Late Elementary book that explores seven different rhythmic challenges typically encountered by young piano students including swing rhythms, triplets, dotted rhythms and more!
And Now For Our “Monster’s Aren’t So Bad” Resource #2
Last year, we released a PianoBookClub resource called “A Bag O’Halloween Tricks”. Today we wanted to share one of the seven activities from that book that was all the rage with teachers and students… and that you can print and use today!
With Monster Mashup your students can have a blast rearranging the measures of a piano piece to create a million (well, maybe not a million) different versions. It truly is a piano piece that inspires hours of fun.