There isn’t a piano student in the world who didn’t race home after a first lesson and show off his or her new skills to Mom and Dad. This early enthusiasm reminds Mom and Dad that their decision to try piano lessons was a wise one.
As weeks turn into months, however, that initial enthusiasm to showcase new skills wanes; not because children become disinterested, but because piano lessons have simply become routine.
When lessons become routine, even kids who love coming to your studio will rarely rush home to entertain their parents with an impromptu concert.
We certainly don’t want piano parents to equate the loss of enthusiasm at home with a lack of enthusiasm for lessons. So, every once in while piano teachers should introduce new exciting lesson “projects” that kids will want to rush home and share with their parents; like composing!
In today’s post we’re showcasing a composing resource that your students will most definitely race home to share with their parents!
A Composing Resource To Crank Up Piano Lesson Enthusiasm
There’s a treasure hidden deep in the Amazon jungle and James B. Daring is determined to find it. When a snake blocks James’ path he realizes that the treasure is heavily-guarded. What other creatures will he encounter on his expedition? Can James B. Daring use his magical motives to outwit the guards and find the treasure?
James B. Daring and the Magical Motives is the fourth instalment in our Composing With Kids Series. The previous releases, including Barnyard Brooke and the Magical Motives, Castaway Kip and the Magical Motives, and Brave Sage and the Magical Motives have inspired thousands of students to create their own music.
James B. Daring and its companion books make composing accessible for teachers and their young piano students. In this resource students learn to creative simple motives to complete James B. Daring’s piano pieces.
Each piece in the book has been carefully created to work with any motive a student creates; ensuring a successful composing experience each and every time.
As with all of our piano resources, the music in James B. Daring has been integrated with an adorable story and irresistible illustrations that will have kids falling in love with this jungle adventure.
Want To Take A Peak Inside James B. Daring And The Magical Motives?
James B. Daring and the Magical Motives is March’s Piano Book of the Month from Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub. If you click on the image below you’ll be able to preview 11 pages from this composing adventure.
If you like what you see (and love the idea of receiving inspiring piano repertoire each and every month), become a member of Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub for just $8 monthly and we’ll start you off with James B. Daring and the Magical Motives. Note: This book is available only until March 31, 2019.