When your piano students return to lessons in August and September, you should treat every child, even those you have taught for years, as though they are new to your studio.
During a time when things may be getting tight for parents, your families may have to make pros and cons list about what activities can stay and what activities can “go”.
Fortunately, from my experience working with teachers back in past crises (think 2008), piano lessons are one of the last things to be sacrificed.
Still, it is important that we don’t take anything for granted.
So, if I were you, every lesson taught would be like a trial lesson. I’d pull out all of the stops to make my lessons an awesome musical experience.
And one way you can do this is to jump on over to the WunderKeys Method Books!
Teaching unique, exciting lessons filled with a million different motivating activities takes no more effort than opening a WunderKeys books.
If you’re ready to WOW piano parents, use the WunderKeys Transfer Guide to find the books your kids and teens should switch to.
The WunderKeys Transfer Guide
If you are ready to make the switch to the WunderKeys Method Books, click on the image below to check out our guide.
Whether you teach kids as young as preschoolers or kids in their teens, we have a book to amaze your students!
Our transfer guide will help you choose the right WunderKeys Method Book for kids coming from Bastien, Alfred, or Piano Adventures or who are working in RCM or ABRSM.
What Teachers Are Saying About WunderKeys
A Preschool Review
I have been using this book series for about a year now, and I love it. I have taught piano lessons for several years and I have three young kids of my own (two of which are old enough to be doing preschool and primer piano). I have tried other methods in the past and I like some of them for older kids, but if you’re going to be teaching a 3 or 4-year-old, this is the only way to go. Concepts are broken down and paced a lot better for young kids, the characters, games, and illustrations are engaging, lessons are user-friendly for teachers, and ongoing support & extra lesson materials on their website and Facebook group are outstanding.
A Primer Review
As a piano teacher, I didn’t realize I had gotten into a rut as far as what method book materials I was using until I had to teach one of my own children. He was so excited to learn piano, but quickly grew bored and frustrated with another method book series and refused to play anymore.
After taking a few months off of piano, I asked him if he would be willing to be my studio guinea pig and test out a new book series for me. He reluctantly agreed. Then, I let him look through the book. He saw the colorful pages and after that, it was like he couldn’t get enough. Every game, every activity, was a fun challenge for him. He brought me the games in the afternoons and asked if we could play them. He has been moving through the units with enjoyment. There are no longer tears of frustration or fights over practice time.
So I have started moving ALL of my students over to this book series!
A Level 1 Review
I use the WunderKeys books throughout my studio. And this book is just as amazing as any of the others. The way the book is set up is so fun and appealing, yet so rich in good musical education and technique. It offers plenty to work on – including ear-training! – and students come out of this book with a fantastic foundation in music and piano playing.
An Intermediate Review
I have been battling for years to comprehensively teach students how to use chords both in lead sheets and classical music. I finally (after 16 years) have a tool that covers (drumroll): the theory of scales and their individual chord progressions, alongside technical exercises, being applied in repertoire and then–yes there’s more–being applied to lead sheets and improvisation, as well as rhythmic activities. It blows my mind how comprehensive this tool is. My students LOVE it. Their faces light up with the “wow” factor when they see how scales and chords work universally for all keys. They practice the pieces for fun!! I just ordered 6 books this week. This is going to be a permanent addition to each of my student’s piano libraries. I can’t say enough about these books. Andrea, you guys have outdone yourselves and created something truly unique.