STUDENT PROJECTS

PIANO EXPLORER 100 DAYS IN A ROW PRACTICE CHALLENGE

Students can continue to count their consecutive practice days this year.
What counts? Beginners (up to one year) should aim for 20 minutes a day and everyone else — 30 minutes a day.

When you cannot get to a piano:
Work on written theory pages.
Write in counts.
Play rhythms on tabletop.
Play pieces on a tabletop.
Listen to pieces on YouTube.
(classical and piano solos and duets)
Practice copying music by hand.
Explore music learning apps.
Practice naming notes quickly.
Write lyrics to your pieces.
Draw pictures illustrating your pieces.
Write a poem or story describing your piece.

MEMORY MEASURES

Collect as many memory measures as you can during the year.
Earn certificates in the 100 Measure Clubs.
Instead of counting minutes of practice this year, we will count memory measures at the lesson.

ONE MINUTE CLUB

Name and play the 21 notes on the Grand Staff in one minute or less.
Beat last year’s time!
If you earned the award for Grand Staff Notes last year,
the next challenge is Ledger Line Notes.
then Full Staff,
then Accidentals.
Younger students can begin with the Treble Clef and Bass Clef notes.

HOW MANY PIECES CAN YOU PLAY?

We are counting pieces this year.
We will number each piece you complete at the lesson.
AND
Build your personal AAA list of favorite pieces to show off your skills
(Anytime, Anywhere, Anybody)

FOCUS ON THEORY

Complete a theory book in your level.
Discover how theory ignites your reading skills.

SIGHT READING WITH PIANO MARVEL

Improve your reading throughout the year.
Use the studio program at the keyboard lab.