Here are my top picks for Piano Teachers this holiday season! These studio resources are a collection of products that I’ve personally tested this year and I assure will bring you some comfort and joy-with students developing great technique and note reading skills while you keep your sanity!
- Note Speed-around $25 for a primer-level 6 of high quality playing cards.
Ask any teacher who has purchased note speed and you’re sure to get a glowing review. This game is easily THE best purchase i’ve made for my studio this year. My piano, violin and ukulele students ALL love it and with the different levels, i’m playing it with preschool through adult students and even with some colleagues in the Wichita Symphony! You will seriously THANK me! If you buy one new game for your studio this year it has to be this!
2. These kid friendly ipad cases from Amazon:-around $10-15 depending on size
In my group piano classes each kid has an ipad mini or bigger to use-and it makes me nervous even with a carpeted floor! These cases are the best at protecting your investement and are made or a “croc” like material (like the shoes!)
3. These snowballs are perfect for throwing at your students when they made a certain mistake-I only do this in December but my students wish I did it all year we have so much FUN! And you’ll be amazed at how quickly they can focus on correcting that mistake when they’re engaged in this simple game!
4. The cup that keeps your drink warm or cool ALL day long! -$13 and up
There are many different brands of this cup. The big brand name is YETI but I’m an off brand money saving gal myself, so these ozark trail cups are perfect! I have about 5 different cups in the small and large size and They keep my coffee hot in my car in the winter during a 3 hour symphony rehearsal and keep ice water ICY and cold the 8 hours I teach on Saturdays. I load up a few cups in the morning and i’m good to go!
Small cup-2 pack $23
5. Note Rush App-around $3
6. Bouncy bands and “pink blobs.” These were an excellent addition to my studio in 2017. You can read about those here:
Hope you enjoy my 2017 Favorite Things for Violin Teachers!
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