Last year on the blog we shared a set of music history playing cards for teen piano students. They were a hit! Teens who had never heard Rondo Alla Turca or Eine Kleine Nachtmusik were suddenly seeking out performances of these classics on YouTube.
The playing cards encouraged teens to research and gain an appreciation for classical repertoire. And while they work well as a standalone music history resource, they work wonders when paired with our classic pop piano books.
The first set of cards we shared corresponded with our classical pop piano resource, The Amadeus Anthems, and helped teens gain an appreciation for the music of Mozart.
Because we have grown our collection of classical pop piano resources tremendously over the past year, we figured it was time to create some more music history playing cards for your teens!
Below you will find cards that correspond with our recently released book, The Sebastian Sessions: Classical Pop Piano Solos Inspired By Bach.
Bring Bach Back With These Music History Playing Cards
If you have never used our Mozart Music History Playing Cards, you’ll want to first finish reading today’s post and then check out this post here where we explain in detail how you can put them to use with the teens in your studio.
Today’s set of playing cards, which can be downloaded here, are inspired by the music of Bach and correspond with PianoBookClub’s Book of the Month for April, The Sebastian Sessions.
The Sebastian Sessions is a pop-infused tribute to the music of Bach. You can listen to samples of the music below and then if you like what you hear (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 The Sebastian Sessions. Note: This book is only available digitally until April 30, 2019.
Two More Teen Resources For Your Studio
If you teach teens then you’re going to want to check out two more teen resources. These include:
1. WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1: WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1 is a lesson companion that will change the way you teach piano to intermediate tween, teen and adult piano players. Gone are the days when you and your intermediate students would suffer through scale practice, drag yourselves through triad training, and cringe at chord study. With this book, your teens will fall in love with technical work that sounds exactly like powerful pop music and nothing like traditional technical work.
2. WunderKeys Piano Music For Teens Facebook Group: Teaching teens is very different from teaching young piano students. Our Facebook group for teachers of teens is a great place to find resources and support from a wonderful and happy group of colleagues plus benefit from a bunch of free resources!