You would think that the key to effective home practice for teen students is regular home practice. But, of course, this is not the case. Teens are so busy that regular home practice (if it does indeed happen) is only half the battle.
I have known many teen piano students who practiced regularly and still progressed very slowly.
And the reason these students progressed slowly is that their regular practice lacked structure; they would simply play through their repertoire and call it day. For this reason, checkmarks on a daily practice tracker do not correlate with progress.
Students need to be tracking much more than days practiced. They need to be tracking the skill-focused technical work that happens during daily practice.
So, if you have teens who need to be doing more than “regular” home practice, send home today’s practice tracker and you’ll love the results when they return to lessons the following week.
Let’s Talk About Tracking Home Piano Practice
It is important that teachers talk to their teens about effective home practice. Teens need to know that playing their piano pieces is not actually “practicing piano”. Practicing the piano is about hyper-focusing on the specific skills needed to play their piano pieces.
That’s why, with today’s practice tracker printable, your teen students will be able to track their scale studies, triad training, rhythm work, sight reading, and left-hand patterning.
Now if pedagogy is your jam, you’ll know that your teens can get even more out of their practice sessions if they also reflect on the practice that they are tracking. This is why we’ve included a self-check on the practice tracker that encourages students to reflect on their dynamics, fingering, expression, and accuracy.
Today’s we are sharing two teen practice trackers. The first is intended to be paired with our recently released book, WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1 while the second is a generic version.
If you want teen piano students to keep track of their technical work then they’re first going to have to be inspired to do their technical work. With WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1: A Pop-Infused Lesson Companion To Reinforce Scales, Chords, Triads, and Left-Hand Patterns, we’ve created a resource that transforms exercise-based repertoire into motivating pop piano studies.
Send our newest release home with your teens and their practice trackers will definitely come back full. You can download our teen piano practicer tracker by clicking on the image below. Note: We will be releasing more designs in the future (to keep those piano binders feeling fresh) through the WunderKeys Piano Music For Teens Facebook Page.
Learn More About WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1
WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1 is jam-packed with pop-infused piano studies. Get ready for a cool workout in the keys of C Major, A Minor, G Major, E Minor, F Major, and D Minor as your students turn technical exercises into powerful pop music.