Making Repetitions in Piano Practice Fun

As teachers we all know that a student is going to need to practice a new concept several times if they’re really going to learn it, besides isn’t this half of practicing? ┬áBut how do you get young children to understand this concept? ┬áTry this.

Get a set of plastic animals.

The goal is to collect 5 animals (variation: Collect as many as you can throughout the lesson.)

Each time a child plays the section correctly they choose an animal to place on the piano. Young students love this and I no longer hear any complaints about repetitions!20130818_KDS_02364

Favorite animal sets have been

Pets

Snakes, Lizards and Frogs

Birds

Fish

Sea Animals

Horses

Dogs and cats (each dog is a different breed)20130818_KDS_02359

Go get your own set of animals this week and try this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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