During the school year, piano practice revolves around repertoire. More often than not, home practice sessions are all about perfecting piano pieces.
And this makes sense; while lessons are in session, kids are checking off tunes in a method book, preparing for exams, or getting ready for recitals.
But in the summer months, all of these performance opportunities are replaced by vacations and days at the beach. There is very little time for practice. For this reason, home practice sessions must adapt. And the major focus must be on maintaining skills so students don’t return to lessons having taken a ride on the summer slide.
The key to maintaining skills when summer practice sessions are reduced to mere minutes on the bench is to implement short, focused, skill-specific exercises. Completing repertoire takes hours of dedicated practice. Maintaining already acquired piano skills, on the other hand, takes a fraction of the time.
Today’s Elementary Piano Level 1 resource will be the tool your students need to ensure they don’t miss a beat when lessons return after the break!
Make The Most Of 10-Minute Practice Sessions
Generally, your piano students should be practicing for 30 minutes daily… at least. But let’s be honest, nobody expects that to happen in the summer.
You’re lucky if your piano students can find 10 minutes to spend on the bench.
And if your piano students are only spending 10 minutes on the bench, you’d better make sure that their time is well spent.
Today we’re showcasing a resource that will make the most of your students’ summer practice!
Introducing…. BenchRat’s Musical Workout: Warm-up Exercises For Piano. Teachers are already raving about how useful this book will be in their studio:
“I was so excited when I saw it. It’s honestly just what I needed.”
BenchRat’s Musical Workout
BenchRat’s Musical Workout is May’s Book of the Month from PianoBookClub. It contains 84 short technical exercises for Level 1 piano students that reinforce stepping, skipping, intervals, cross-staff reading, contrary motion, holds, and accelerations.
If the only thing your piano students accomplish this summer is 10 minutes of daily practice with this book they will be ready to roll in August and September.
If you click on the image below you’ll be able to preview 11 pages from BenchRat’s Musical Workout.
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 BenchRat’s Musical Workout.
This book also comes with a studio license for unlimited printing and photocopying for use with your own personal students. Note: This book is only available only until May 31, 2020.