Easy Piano Lesson Plan


Piano Lesson Plan

My version of How To Teach Piano In 84 seconds by Andrea Dow of the Teach Piano Today blog. Here’s how you can make it and use it in your lesson with students who have short attention spans:

1.Write out 6 activities on jumbo popsicle sticks and put a strip of flat magnetic tape on the back of each stick. (The magnetic tape sold in rolls does not work as well as the flat kind)

2.After each activity the student and I will sing the McDonald’s “I’m lovin’ it theme” before moving to the next activity.

3.Be sure to read each activity with the student before having them do it.

4. Get creative with the activities! You will notice that my 3rd “activity” is “Quick! Hit the panic button”. If you don’t have a panic button, do something like bounce a ball.

5. Notice that some activities are timed. You can draw a clock on these so students will know the activity is timed.

6. Finally, decide what order you want to do the activities in – or let your student choose – and put the magnets on a magnetic board!

That’s it – lesson accomplished!

4 thoughts on “Easy Piano Lesson Plan

  1. Heidi Neal says:

    Fun Idea! I’m thinking this could be good for my student who wants to tell me too many stories during lessons instead of focusing on piano. Since iPad games are a big motivator for him, I’m going to encourage him to race to finish 3 or 4 sticks to earn an ipad game and see how many games he can learn in a lesson.


    • Dana Rice says:

      Hi Daylyn, I purchased the magnet board at a music teacher’s conference, but I’m sure that you can find them online. Try googling magnetic music staff. Let me know if this works.


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