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Student Saver #1 – Do You Hear Me? A Lyrical Pop Solo
It happens at least once in every recital. And when it does… the little one sitting on Dad’s lap stops fidgeting… the impatient sibling in the back row stops folding programs into paper airplanes… and the audience abandons polite applause in favor of giddy hoots, whoops, and thunderous applause.
Yup… it’s that moment when a teen piano student absolutely rocks your recital… And when this happens at your next piano recital, chances are it will be in reaction to Do You Hear Me?
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Student Saver #2 – Devlin’s Theme from The Guardians of Arranmore
Have you been searching for a motivating project for your teenage piano students?… Something they will be excited about? Something that makes them want to practice like crazy, yet still has educational merit? Are you tired of hunting for sheet music that will peak their interest? This piece is your solution!
Following an ancient legend in which a small band of mysterious youth protect the island of Arranmore from a vicious viking army, this book provides celtic-flavored character themes in each of the “white key” minor keys. Check out Devlin’s Theme below:
Student Saver #3 – Like A House On Fire
Bring the excitement of duets into your lessons with Like A House On Fire. With a provided “buddy part” that allows teens to teach a “not-so-musical friend” the duet part by rote, this piece will bring nothing but fun to your lessons and to home practice. This piece is an instant favorite that has teachers emailing us with messages like this one:
“I gave Like A House on Fire to a brother and sister; we decided to play it all together and oh my, wow, the house was definitely on fire! My 13 year old daughter (who hates me teaching her anything) came running in saying, “What are you playing? I want to learn that!” My pupils just romped through it with absolute glee. As soon as they got home they went straight to their piano and swapped parts and learnt the whole thing. Their parents messaged me and just said well…wow! They really enjoyed THAT!”
Bonus 1 – Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers – The Essentials
This guide is an abridged version of one of our best-selling resources, Piano Hands Shouldn’t Flip Burgers. We have selected the 7 chapters that, in our opinion, are of most value to piano teachers looking to start a studio, or improve upon an existing one.
Bonus 2 – Billy The Bendapillar – A Piano Game
In this exciting game, piano students between the ages of 4 and 7 will reinforce note reading in Middle C position as their caterpillar crunches though leaves. For more game-based learning check out Teach Piano Today’s PianoGameClub.
Bonus 3 – The Tools We Use Resource Guide
In this guide, we’ve rounded up the coolest, most useful, most unique resources that we use at Teach Piano Today on a regular basis to make our job much simpler. It’s jam packed with our online discoveries!
Bonus 4 – Piano Studio Award Certificates
We’ve blogged often about the importance of rewarding your piano students for a job well done. It creates a great sense of belonging and it associates feelings of pride with piano lessons. You can’t go wrong!
With this resource you’re getting a set of beautifully-designed award certificates all set for you to print and bestow upon your deserving kiddos.
Bonus 5 – Piano Studio Visual Calendar
Here’s a great resource to keep your kids on task! Once you’ve printed out these cards, you can arrange them on your studio wall in any order you like and voila!… you’ve created a Visual Piano Lesson Schedule! Use this with students who have a short-attention span, with special needs students, with chatty students, and with students who like predictability.