With students stuck at home, many of you have turned to Zoom, Facetime or Skype to keep piano lessons alive. And while Zoom will never replace the musical magic that happens when students are seated at your piano bench, most of you are making it work (brilliantly!)
Teaching piano lessons online, however, is not without its challenges.
Performing piano duets, or making any kind of music together, can be complicated by mediocre sound quality and lag time. For this reason, you have probably shelved duets for the time being.
Now we want to put duets back into your piano picture!
In addition to being an enjoyable music activity, performing duets reinforces listening skills and teaches students to keep a steady beat.
With today’s Rock Rhythm printable and our online digital recordings that anyone can play from a computer or phone, your stuck-at-home students can have fun with duets… minus the duet partner!
Rhythm Printables For “Too Cool” Tweens And Teens
Today’s printables are designed for students who are “too cool” to reinforce rhythm using percussion instruments or games.
Instead, they will use Body Beats and backing tracks to create awesome musical experiences!
And while the Rock Rhythm Duets we are sharing below can easily be used as standalone activities, they work wonders with students who are already using our books, WunderKeys Rock Repertoire For Teen Beginners and WunderKeys Rock Repertoire For Teen Beginners 2.
If your teen beginners are uninspired by “too young” music or “too boring” music, the piano pieces in the WunderKeys Rock Repertoire series will keep them glued to the bench!
How To Use Today’s Rhythm Activity
The piano pieces in our WunderKeys Rock Repertoire series are accompanied by full teacher duets to create an inspiring musical experience.
Even during pre-pandemic times, students couldn’t play duets with teachers during home practice. To remedy this, we made digital recordings of teacher duet parts and put them online for students to access. We also made full recordings (students’ parts and teachers’ parts) of the music in the books.
These recordings, found here, are central to today’s Rock Rhythm Duets activity.
By following along with the instructions provided on the printable below your students will perform lap, tap, clap, body beats along with the online backing tracks for an enjoyable rhythmic duet experience that can be performed while home alone.