How often do your piano students revisit old piano pieces? My guess is, not often enough.
Learning current repertoire requires so much effort, that pieces from the past generally stay in the past.
But those old piano pieces still have much to give, and your students need to dust them off from time to time.
Playing previously completed music will improve fluency, dynamics, articulation, expressive playing, and, most importantly, student confidence.
Today we have a goofy set of playing cards that will encourage your teens to work on piano pieces from their pasts.
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Practice Pug Piano Cards
Today we are sharing a set of 16 playing cards that will inspire your piano students to practice old piano pieces.
The front of each card contains a silly pug and a motivational practice quote. The back of each card is blank.
To begin, print out a set of cards for a piano student and ask her to write the name of a previously-completed piano piece on the back of each card.
Then, during each home practice session, ask her to select one Practice Pug Piano Card at random and then perform the “old” piano piece on the back.
It’s a simple strategy that works. Sometimes the easiest of reminders is all it takes to build consistent piano practice.
Click on the image below to download our Practice Pug Piano Cards.