Traditional piano books can be difficult for students to work through with unwavering motivation. Without a storyline or end goal, “checking off completed pieces” becomes the driving force that keeps kids moving forward. And, as many of you know, this driving force can lose its power very quickly.
This is why it’s always a great idea to have students working on a “project” piano book in conjunction with their regular method or piano books. A “project” piano book is not a collection of stand-alone pieces but rather a collection of pieces that contribute to a single theme or end goal.
In today’s post, we’re previewing the perfect project piano book that any teacher with early elementary students should have in their back pocket.
There’s a mystery beneath the waves… Someone has stolen seven notes from Inkor Squidvinsky’s Saltwater Symphony, and the first performance is tonight!
In September’s Piano Book of the Month from Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub, a curious crime and creative compositions combine in this wonderfully motivating resource that explores stepping and skipping with young piano students.
A Stepping and Skipping Mystery From PianoBookClub
In The Mysterious Case of Inkor Squidvinsky, an underwater musical mystery gives your piano students the opportunity to improve their G position note reading skills by exploring stepping and skipping patterns. Using hilarious clues from a host of kooky ocean critters, your piano students will boost their keyboard awareness as they become crime-solving detectives working to find the culprit by the end of the book.
Offer the sleuths in your studio a captivating experience that reinforces keyboard awareness with intriguing, game-based detective work. And it gets better…
Delightful teacher duets accompany all seven early-elementary piano pieces in this book, making it the perfect resource for in-lesson fun and first-recital performances!
Preview The Mysterious Case Of Inkor Squidvinsky
The Mysterious Case of Inkor Squidvinsky was September 2017’s Book of the Month from PianoBookClub. To see this month’s book visit PianoBookClub.com.