Recital season is upon us and then it’s summer time! Are you taking a break to go on vacation? With two family weddings, our summer is going to very busy this year. As I was brainstorming ways to encourage my students to practice over their break I remembered how much they loved our Olympic Bingo. So I thought why not try it again?
So today I’m sharing my summer bingo with you! If you have questions about any activities I’ve added, please feel free to ask me in the comments below. A few explanations are below:
- The craziest assignment is to perform on an outdoor piano but our city has a painted one (it doesn’t sound that great) in front of one of the city buildings that I’ll point out.
- Technique sheets refer to my studio technique levels (like this beginner one).
- Composition and notation are included – check out our Composition Technology posts for ideas on programs to use to help students notate and record their pieces.
- For our annual popular music jam, my students will learn pop songs or Disney songs. It’s a great way to mix it up during the summer!
- Our studio’s YouTube Summer Duet Playlist is a collection of all awesome duets. Know of any videos you like that aren’t on here? We’d love to add to it so let me know!
Download your copy here:
PDF – SummerBingo
Microsoft Word file – SummerBingo
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
Thanks for sharing the word file as well as the PDF! There’s just a few I will change to make it more applicable to my studio, but I’m excited to use this for the summer.
I am so appreciative that you shared this so we could edit it for future years! You just saved me a ton of time…bless you.