With the end of year approaching fast, we wanted to acknowledge some of our most popular posts from the past year. And, to make things a little more entertaining, we’ve decided to take inspiration from high school yearbooks and present today’s post in a “Most likely to succeed…” kind of format.
If you’re not familiar with this format, here’s a real world example from my own life. In my high school yearbook I was voted “Most likely to go bald by 24.” Well, let it be known, I put up a darn good fight and surpassed my classmates’ dire prediction. And as for the state of my hair 16 years after high school graduation… let’s just say I look great in a hat.
As an aside… Andrea and I were also voted “Cutest Couple”… and that award has held up way better than my hair!
But now you know way too much about my hair, so let’s move on to some piano teaching gems:
1. Most Likely To Have Preschool Piano Students Rolling On Your Floor With Laughter
Our “out-of-the-box” approach to piano lessons is on full display in this post. With activities like The Moody Brontosaurus and Nice Kitty, Naughy Kitty your piano students will be begging to do their warm-ups.
2. Most Likely To Fill Your Students’ Piano Books With Even More Stickers
When piano teachers think of stickers they think of rewards. In this post we’ll show you how to turn stickers from simply rewards into invaluable teaching tools.
3. Most Likely To Build Piano Fingers of Steel
We’re no “Charlie Bit Me” but with 5,000 Youtube views on our video of “The Fingercise Cup” it is clear that piano teachers were interested in constructing their own DIY Fingercise Cups to strengthen their students’ fingers. This was one of our most popular posts of the year!
4. Most Likely To Rescue Teen Piano Students
When it comes to retention, teenagers can be our most vulnerable students. With this post, we’re helping you assist your teenage students in developing the seven habits of successful students. You may want to print this one out for quick reference! 🙂
5. Most Likely To Reduce Your Budget For Headache Medication
Struggling note readers can definitely leave piano teachers banging their heads against walls. With this post, we’re sharing 7 strategies to save your struggling note readers… and your drywall.
6. Most Likely To Send You Searching Through Dusty Boxes In The Attic
Teachers should jump at the opportunity to use off-the-bench manipulatives with their piano students. This post was a huge hit that sent piano teachers digging through old boxes in search of their children’s forgotten lego blocks. In this post you’ll find strategies for using Lego to teach note reading, ear training, scales and triads, rhythm and more!
And Finally… Most Likely To Make Your Teenage Students Smile
Over the past year, we’ve released several smash teenage hits through our membership program, PianoBookClub. While many of the books have been temporarily retired, our most recent release, The PopWaltz Prophecy is on it’s way to becoming the year’s favorite. If you’re looking to inspire kids of all ages, check out PianoBookClub.com and if you want The PopWaltz Prophecy to be the first book you receive, make sure you sign up for the $8 mostly membership before December 26, 2015!