Piano teachers work hard to add variety to their lessons. Gone are the days when students would sit on the bench for 30 minutes straight.
Drop in on a lesson today and you’re just as likely to find a piano student and teacher engaged in a laugh-out-loud theory game as you are to find them working with technical warm-ups. It’s a wonderful revolution that is developing well-rounded, engaged students who actually stick with piano lessons.
But there is one, tiny, little hiccup: home practice!
It is very likely that your piano students’ home practice routines are not nearly as engaging as your piano lessons. Without a teacher at home to bring creativity to practice, your students probably run through their warm-ups and pieces and then call it a day.
So, we’ve created Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages to bring some fun to home practice! Keep reading below to learn more.
Fun And Games With Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages
No matter how enjoyable your 30 minute lessons might be, a lack of variety in music activities at home is an obstacle to keeping students in piano lessons.
Teachers are then faced with the challenge of bringing fun and games to home piano practice.
Since theory books are about the farthest thing from fun, piano teachers are faced with sticking with the status quo or creating their own music worksheets.
Because you probably have enough on your plate already, we’ve decided to create the home practice worksheets for you and your students!
Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages is a new section of our website containing fun, take-home worksheets that are only for subscribers of the Teach Piano Today Newsletter.
It can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Homework Pages” tab in the top menu bar of the website and then entering the password we sent you in today’s email.
What Will You Find In The Homework Pages?
As our collection of homework pages grow you will have access to pencil and paper activities, games, and puzzles that can be used with kids of all ages.
Our first three homework pages are available today and include:
- Snap That: This one-player game is perfect for students who crave a little action. With the homework page, a few coins, and a die, Level 2 piano students will reinforce their understanding of key signatures.
- Secret Keys: This detective-themed game is designed for primer-level piano students who need a little bit of extra practice with notes in Middle C position. Can your students color the keys and uncover the clue?
- An Eye For Intervals: Do your piano students spend too much time note crunching and not enough time reading intervals? In this activity your students will reinforce their ability to recognize intervals of a 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
As mentioned earlier, this collection will be growing quickly so be sure to check in regularly with Teach Piano Today’s Homework Pages.