Once a month, Trevor and I take a quick break from our regular blog posts to share the latest games from our monthly resource PianoGameClub. If you’ve been thinking about pumping up the fun in your studio with game-based learning, check out the previews at the end of the post.
A few weeks back a piano parent was 15 minutes late picking up her daughter.
Was I upset? Was I angry? Was I frustrated?
Nope… at least not this time! 🙂 Because I didn’t even realize the parent was late! Her daughter was my last student of the day and we were learning about ledger line notes while battling head to head in a game of Roundabout Rush.
Years ago this never could happened; never could I have got lost in the fun of… theory. I used to hate drilling notes and teaching theory as much as my students hated drilling notes and learning theory.
Now, with my game-based approach to teaching theory… I look forward to it!
If you’re thinking a game-based approach to teaching piano theory sounds like a good idea too, keep reading below to see a preview of the four games we are sending out this month to our PianoGameClub subscribers.
Introducing April’s Piano Games…
Tossing Todd – Listening for Major and Minor Chords
Human cannonballs are bizarre, exciting, captivating… and now… a tool for teaching listening skills! Your piano students will have a blast identifying major and minor broken and solid chords while “tossing Todd” across the game board.
Grasshopper Gumbo – Recognition of Rests
A cup of soup sounds great… a cup of bugs sounds gross… and kids love gross! With Grasshopper Gumbo your students can reinforce their understanding of rests while picking the bugs out of Grandma Gnome’s Grasshopper Gumbo
Roundabout Rush – Ledger Line Note Reading
I’ve been to Paris and watched the traffic chaos created by the Arc de Triomphe roundabout. It was exhilarating to say the least. With Roundabout Rush, we’re bringing that same speed to ledger line note reading in both treble and bass clef!
Cuckoo Quest – Keyboard Awareness
The cuckoo bird has to be one of the quirkiest of all birds. And because we always try to bring a good does of quirky to our games, it seemed only natural to reinforce keyboard awareness for your youngest students with a game themed around this silly bird.
Preview April’s Games Below!
Check out the previews below by clicking the image and if you think getting games every month like Tossing Todd, Grasshopper Gumbo, Roundabout Rush and Cuckoo Quest ($8 for ALL 4!) will bring much-needed educational excitement to your studio then check out Teach Piano Today’s PianoGameClub here.