I am always amazed at how quickly young children pick up new skills. I know a six year old who speaks English, Japanese, and French. Needless to say, he makes me feel inadequate as an English-only speaker.
But I try not to beat myself up too much. After all, 6 year olds learn faster than 8 year olds who learn faster than 16 year olds. It’s just a fact… the older you get the more difficult skill acquisition becomes.
And this is why piano teachers have to be careful when teaching teen beginners. While they have the mental capacity to grab concepts quicker than younger children, the coordination required to play piano may come to them a little slower.
To avoid frustrating beginning teen piano students it is important to spend extra time on activities that reinforce coordination. To help build your toolbox of teaching activities, today we’re sharing a piano printable that will help your teens with hands-together coordination.
Helping Teen Beginners Build Hands-Together Coordination
If you previously struggled to fill a half hour lesson with a beginning teen piano student, we’re here to help you create a well-rounded lesson. Combine today’s printable with the technical worksheet for teen beginners that we shared a few weeks back and you’ll be well on your way to an entertaining lesson experience.
The printable below is designed to reinforce rhythm and hands-together coordination. When your teens need a break from the bench, pull out this activity and give them a chance to reenergize while still learning valuable music skills. Note: This activity paris perfectly with our recently released WunderKeys Rock Repertoire For Teen Beginners but can also be used as a stand-alone resource.
You can click here or on the image below to download the printable.
Want Your Teen Beginners To Sound Great From Day One?
If beginning teen piano students don’t sound great right out of the gate they will quickly lose interest. To keep teens coming back, we’ve created WunderKeys Rock Repertoire For Teen Beginners.
You will not find Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, or Mary Had A Little Lamb in this book. Instead, you will find rock-infused music written just for teens in their first year of piano lessons. The 14 pieces in WunderKeys Rock Repertoire For Teen Beginners are set in the C 5-Finger Scale and are accompanied by full teacher duets to create an inspiring musical experience.
Check out the audio samples below and if you like what you hear head on over to Amazon here to get this book today.