The calendar flipped over this past weekend and my thermometer took a dive. That officially brought me out of summer mode and sent me scurrying for my October Fun Files!
Nothing re-energizes piano students (and piano teachers!) better than a fun theme and a break from routines.
And while we have a bunch of new and exciting things for October to share with you on the blog this month, we thought it would be handy to start the month off by rounding up some Halloween fun that we’ve created in the past. So… prep your printers or put those Staples employees on standby… because October in your studio is going to be frightfully fun!
A Goody Bag of Printables For Halloween
Have you noticed that your piano kids are a bit “low energy” lately? The excitement and novelty of school has worn off, extracurricular activities are well under way… and everyone has a cold. So It’s time to push the rocket booster button and pump up the piano lesson fun…
And these printables from TeachPianoToday are a great start:
Halloween Improv Activity: This is a quick and easy way to bring some creativity into your piano lessons. Even if you’ve never taught improv before, this activity is easy to prep and even easier to teach! Surprise your piano students with the chance to find freedom on the keys with our Halloween Improv Activity.
While you’re on the creativity train, it’s a great time to bring out our Halloween Composing activity. Designed for your young piano students, it provides not only composing fun but also enjoyable sight-reading practice!
Now that your piano students are happily groovin’ on the bench… it’s a great time to bring out our Monster Mash-Up Piece! With a pair of scissors, some tape and an excited piano student, you can create a gazillion different combinations of monster-themed fun in this unique freebie piece.
Phew! It’s impossible to avoid the fall mood now! Let’s keep it going with this cool Halloween-themed piano game. Get off the bench and have some game-based fun… there’s no better relationship-building than in-person game play (and pssst…. students really, really remember their theory when they’re playing a game!)
Fall-Themed Piano Repertoire Is Here!
Our newest release from PianoBookClub, The Mysterious Case of Chewtwig van Beaverton, is the perfect Early Elementary level resource for October. With an interactive piano mystery to solve and seven Early-Elementary stepping and skipping focused pieces (each paired with a teacher duet!) it’s a slam-dunk… even if your kids don’t participate in Halloween! If you’re prepping for a fall recital these student/teacher duets are your answer for the littlest ones in your studio. Get on board with PianoBookClub here.