Playing games with your teacher is okay, but playing games with another kid is way better! But what can we do when it’s a private lesson? Our Tuesday Teaching Tactic this week is to have back-to-back students to play games together. Our students often arrive a few minutes early for lessons, why not pull the next student in and have both students play a game together? The parents notice that their student is getting a little bit of extra teaching time, and the students love it. This obviously won’t work if you have a four-year-old followed by a seventy-five-year-old. But if the students are close in age they can really benefit from playing a piano game together.
Need some ideas of what games to play? Check out our Game Round-Up post for a list of free printable we’ve created for you!
Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.