I am a massive fan of Christmas! But I have to admit, it starts earlier and earlier every year. Despite the calendar just recently flipping over to the “most wonderful time of the year” I feel like the Christmas season has been well underway for weeks.
Needless to say, I am worried that my Christmas excitement may peek too soon.
If you’re in the same boat (or sleigh) with your piano studio and are worried that the plethora of Christmas-themed piano activities may lose their shine, today we’re sharing a penguin-themed piano game that will give you and your students a little reprieve to make sure your holiday spirit stays strong.
Listening For Crescendo and Diminuendo With “Just Chillin’”
Today’s piano game is designed to be used with children aged six to eleven who need reinforcement when listening for crescendo and diminuendo.
During this busy season when lesson planning time is nonexistent, this activity will save your sanity. It requires very little time to prepare, is easy to understand, can be used with all students regardless of whether or not they celebrate Christmas, and allows excited and jittery kids to get off the bench.
But most importantly, it keeps the learning train on the tracks in December. Ear training, specifically, is often the first thing to go when piano teachers get busy. This is unfortunate because a methodical and consistent approach is the key to effective ear training. Compound this with the fact that ear training is very challenging to practice at home and you end up with a December that can derail development.
The best thing you can therefore do, is download today’s activity by clicking here or on the image below 🙂
Have Winter-Themed Fun With These Piano Improvs
Kids expect piano lessons in December to have an added dose of fun. If you’re looking to meet their expectations while still being able to enjoy December consider adding some improv fun to your piano teaching.