Most of my students find scales a bit boring… So I try to do my best to make it fun in lessons as much as possible! Sometimes this is just making a first time perfect challenge with candy rewards! This week with Easter approaching, I’m using the following game for my students. I’ve tried to make it applicable to many levels of students – from those doing five finger patterns to four octave scale
I’ve shared the file with you so please download it here. EasterTechniqueGame
When you print the file, cut out each egg with the instructions underneath it. Then fold it in half and stand it up so the student can’t see the other side when they pick the egg. As you go through scales and arpeggios, try choosing an egg for each exercise. I will have a candy filled plastic egg to hand them if they can get through a certain number of challenges!
Check out our Pinterest Easter page to find other games to add to the fun this week! Or share your ideas below – what do you like to do for technique games in your studio?
Whitney Hawker, NCTM, teaches group and private piano at Weber State University, Utah. She loves surprising students with the perfect piece or a new exciting game! After graduate school, she missed sharing ideas and resources daily with colleagues so she and her friend, Spring, began blogging together at 4DPianoTeaching.com