It’s a shame warm-ups and technical exercises are such a bore because they are so darn useful. Developing good technical skills at the beginning of each and every lesson makes a world of difference in the playing abilities of piano students.
And yet, I don’t blame students for thinking warm-ups are dull… or even scary.
Which is why we’re sharing a printable today that will change the way your piano students feel about warm-ups. After today, instead of finding warm-ups scary, your students will find them frightfully fun!
Keep reading for a Halloween-themed technical exercise activity that will improve the strength and coordination of your piano students’ 3, 4, and 5 fingers.
Six Frightfully Fun Technical Exercises
Capitalizing on a child’s imagination is one of the best ways to turn traditionally “boring” lesson activities into brilliant lesson activities. And, because it’s October and your students’ imaginations are running wild with thoughts of Halloween, there’s no better time to bring technical exercises to life!
Today’s activity, Terrifying Technique, is a three-page, story-based technical exercise that focuses on building strength and coordination in the 3,4,5 fingers.
This Halloween-themed activity encourages piano students to play with a sense of musicality not normally found in technical exercises.. which makes them much more enjoyable to play and practice. Download the activity package here and let your piano students create the spooky soundtrack as you narrate the story.
Love The Idea Of Making Technical Exercises Fun?
…Then you’ll absolutely adore our technical exercise resource, TEDDtales. Designed to make technical exercises dramatically different, these 72 story-based activities will have your kiddos begging to work on their warm-ups! Find out more about improving the way you include technical work in your lessons.