Do you want to know why most young piano students ‘forget’ to practice?
They don’t understand the end goal.
Learning the piano is a long journey; too long to be meaningful to a little child. Even preparing for a future recital is too distant a goal to inspire practice.
Your little piano students need very little goals; goals that are clear and quick to complete.
A Practice Punch Card is a wonderful example of an easy-to-understand goal. Your primer piano students will have no problem remembering to punch their cards after every practice session if it means a completed card comes with a reward or special celebration.
In today’s post, we’re sharing 4 uniquely styled Piano Practice Punch Cards that can be used to meet the different interests of the students in your studio.
Are Your Students Waiting For Unicorn Music?
You can download today’s activity at the bottom of this post, but first…
If you have late primer piano students who are in love with unicorns, they’ll be jumping for joy over the new book that will be added to Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Very Useful Piano Library next week.
Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Very Useful Piano Library is our newest book series and publishing adventure. It will grow to be a 17-level (A to Q) early piano collection to be used alongside your primer and level 1 method books for young piano students.
To date, we have released the following books:
Next week, we’ll be releasing… The Rainbow Salad Songbook!
Designed for late primer students, next week’s book contains unicorn songs and supplementary activities for students who can play in C position with sections of hands-together stepping and skipping.
Coming Next Week!
Download Today’s Practice Punch Cards
To get your kids excited about next week’s piano book, we have included a unicorn-themed practice punch card in today’s set.
In addition, you will also find punch cards with a dinosaur theme, a mermaid theme, and a construction theme!
Using the cards is easy-peasy. Print out the resource, cut out the cards, and then hand them out to your students at the end of their next lessons. Then, instruct your students to punch out a corresponding hole on their cards (or cross out) after completing a daily practice session.
When your students return to lessons the following week, place any completed cards into a basket (make sure student names are written on the back) and then, at the end of the week, hold a raffle draw for a fun little prize or celebration.
Click on the image below to download our Piano Practice Punch cards.