I hope some of you have had the chance to use some of last week's fun ideas. Here is a great printable for parents to have handy for tips on how to help your child practise:
I'm sure everyone is getting excited about having a pyjama lesson next week with hot chocolate! It's funny how small details can make a lesson so new and fun!
The same can be done at home with practising--try a new twist to get that spark back. Here are some of my favourite ideas to freshen things up:
1. Have hot chocolate (or wine adults!) as a treat while practising.
2. Get to "stay up late" for some extra practising.
3. Eat an M&M after each part of your practise (scale, song, exercise etc).
4. Practise your rhythm's by meowing or using another favourite animal sound.
6. Have a fun practise and play some of your favourite songs from previous lessons.
7. Have backwards/upside down practising session. Put your keyboard on the floor, play songs backwards etc.
8. Turn off the lights and use a flashlight and glow accessories as lights during your practise.
Let me know some of your ideas below!
The beginning of the year is a great time to make piano practising resolutions! Think carefully about goals to set for yourself and the kids that are attainable. Practising five times a week at a consistent time is a great goal!
I have a resolution for all of you. This year I'd like you to try and include even more music in your lives! Go see a concert, dance along to some of your favourite tunes at home, clap along to music in the car, sing---the possibilities are endless! The more music is a part of your life, the easier practise will be.
I look forward to hearing about all of your resolutions!
Nicole C Bowers