There isn’t a teacher in the world who believes piano practice in the summer will happen consistently with every student. Even students with the best of intentions will let their practice schedules slip as school ends and summer fun begins.
It, therefore, takes a special resource to motivate piano students to stay inside and play the piano while the sun is shining.
Today, we are sharing one such resource, as well as criteria for choosing other non-method book resources that will get played.
What To Look For In Summer Piano Repertoire
If kids are not continuing with lessons during the summer months, expecting them to play from their method books is not the best idea. Kids are meant to learn from method books under the instruction of a teacher. Without a teacher, kids who work ahead in their method books will, most likely, miss crucial elements of the learning experience or develop bad habits.
Of course, working ahead in a method book is not the only option: kids can spend the summer reviewing method book material. But this is usually a bad idea too: few things are less motivating than going backward in a book and reviewing piano pieces that have already been played to death.
Therefore, the only option that allows for a successful summer of practice is the assignment of repertoire that is new, that is manageable, and that can be completed independently all summer long.
This month’s book from Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub ticks all of those boxes!
My Sight-Reading Superpower, Episode 4: Fairy Tale Trouble is the perfect summertime resource for students who need note-reading practice in Middle C position. It has engaging illustrations that tell a funny tale, easy-to-approach repertoire that can be completed independently, and a pick-a-path sight-reading approach that allows each of the piano pieces to be played in many different ways over and over again.
Let’s Take A Peek Inside My Sight-Reading Superpower: Fairy Tale Trouble!
If you click on the image below you’ll be able to preview 9 pages from May’s Book of the Month from Teach Piano Today’s PianoBookClub.
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 My Sight-Reading Superpower, Episode 4: Fairy Tale Trouble. Note: This book is available only until May 31, 2019 at 2:00pm PST.