Arrr ye mateys! It’s time to stir up some swashbuckling fun in your studio this week! Why? Because it’s international “Talk Like A Pirate Day” on September 19th!
In the months leading up to “holiday season,” it’s important to find opportunities to break free from routine and surprise your students with a bit of silly fun. And what better way to do so this fall than with a pirate-themed lesson day!
To help you celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day in your studio this week we’re sharing a sight-reading printable for your young piano students and a swirling pop-infused sea chanty for your teens! Read on to find out how you can create a pirate-themed celebration this week in your studio.
A Treasure Trove of Pirate-Themed Printables
If you’re ready to go “all in” on a pirate theme then you’ll want to check out the new printables in this post as well as older printables from past posts (find these links at the end of this article). And PianoGameClub.com members, be sure to pull out the games, “Polly Wants A Cracker”, “Pirate Pancake” and “Race Against Tide” to add to the Pirate-themed fun!
Today the NEW resources we’re sharing can be found below. The first is a sight-reading activity that will have your littles reinforcing bass clef note reading without even realizing they’re learning, and the second is an easy-to-learn teen piano solo that will have them feeling like they’ve stumbled upon buried treasure 😉
1. A Pirate-Themed, Primer Sight-Reading Activity
Click on the image below to download our pirate-themed, sight-reading printable. Your students will have a blast following a “sight-reading path” as they help the parrot find its treasure. See the provided instructions on the printable for more details.
2. Pieces of 88: A Teen Piano Solo
Some “die-hard” PianoBookClub members may remember this piece from a book we released back in 2014, but if you don’t already have it, you can access it by joining our new teen piano music Facebook group and then clicking on “files”. Listen to an audio sample of Pieces of 88 below:
More Pirate-Themed Piano Lesson Printables
Did you know you can also use Talk Like A Pirate Day to kick off a pirate-themed practice incentive event in your studio? Motivate your kiddos this fall with our free, printable set! And, if you have kids exploring accidentals, this printable allows them to create a “fortune teller” full of pirate-filled excitement.