Playing games is one of the best ways to get young kids engaged. Whether they’re learning about music or maths, gamified learning is effective and fun.
Planning piano teaching games into your lessons will mean your students learn theory concepts more quickly. Games based learning is what children are set up for!
They’ll also be even more excited to come to lessons. Kids love interacting and learning through play and you’ll build more rapport with your students in the process.
Here today to tell us about her favourite piano teaching games, the effect they have in her studio, and how you can gamify your teaching is Nicola Cantan. Nicola shares tons of her creative and outside-the-box teaching ideas on her blog Colourful Keys.
Let’s get more piano students off that bench and giggling with some piano teaching games.
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Do your kids get time off the bench during their lessons? Or do you only use games in group lessons or workshops?
What’s your favourite game or off bench activity?
Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.