My kids are not playing piano nearly as much I would like them to right now… But I guess that’s just summer.
Unless my family is an anomaly, your teen piano students’ pianos are probably also collecting a teensy bit of dust.
When my kids go through a musical downtime, I “trick” them into hitting the keys, not by encouraging them to play music, but by encouraging them to play WITH music.
Sometimes it is family duets, other times it is Lap Tap Clap Rhythm Training.
Often, however, it is improv.
I like piano improv because you can reinforce left-hand patterns and playing in different key signatures, without the strict structure of formal music.
If you have teen piano students who need a bit of piano improv fun, we have a really cool (free!) classical pop piece that will get them back on those piano benches.
A Pop-Infused Teen Piano Improv
Today’s Teen Piano Improv is a tool for teaching teens to inject personality into their piano performances.
With dedicated improv sections, this pop-infused piano piece will have your teen students exploring left-hand patterns in the key of E Minor while riffing on music inspired by Robert Schumann.
Before you download today’s teen piano piece we would love it if you took the time to explore our method book series, WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano.
With these intermediate books, we’ve created resources that transform exercise-based repertoire into motivating pop piano studies. They are, quite simply, the coolest way to reinforce scales, chords, triads, and left-hand patterns with intermediate piano students… and they include awesome improv opportunities too!
Download Today’s Teen Piano Improv
Click on the image below to download today’s Teen Piano Improv. Encourage your students to get creative and have fun. As always, if they come up with something they want to share (and if you have parent permission) we’d love to see their musical creations posted here in our Facebook Group.