The days feel just a bit cooler and I’m seeing apples on trees everywhere! I think this means that our September kickoff is just around the corner and piano lessons are almost back in session!
In preparation for this, I have been working away in the studio and one of the projects I’m super excited about is a practice challenge for my entire student body. I wanted a challenge that would work for every student, from beginner to advanced. One that would introduce the beginners to a daily practice routine and one that would help the experienced students return to that daily practice routine. As it’s the start of the year, I also wanted something simple so as not to be overwhelming.
Several years ago Teach Piano Today put out a fun apple-themed practice challenge, but though all the work was done for me, I wanted something a little less involved for our kickoff…and the chance to have a little fun with Canva and some simple graphic design was an added bonus.
I’m really excited with how it turned out and if you’re a parent who would like a copy for your child at home or a teacher who would like to try it in your studio you can get it right here.
In keeping with the apple theme, I dug out my old “practice tree” and placed little apple name tags all over the tree with my student’s names. Each week they complete one of the challenges, they will be able to place a sparkle apple sticker on their name. This challenge will wrap up just in time for our Thanksgiving master classes and we will celebrate completing the challenges with an apple-y treat!
I can’t wait to show my students!