Spring Time Piano: Take It Outside

  Parents and teachers: As the weather gets warmer and days get longer, it’s time to take piano lessons and maybe even practices outside! One fun outside activity for piano is using sidewalk chalk to draw music symbols. You can have students draw them or draw them yourself and have the student identify the symbol as they enter the studio. As other students come to lessons they can name the symbols that were already drawn as well. Of course having a cool treat (like popsicles) or some other prize for “Best Musical Visual Artist” or “Symbol Master” can top off the fun! Check back often for more warm weather piano ideas!

Fun Drawing Music Symbols

I have to thank my daughter for making me aware of a wonderful app called KidsDoodle. (I got it through itunes). It’s a high tech etch a sketch of sorts. I used it to make videos that show how to draw music symbols. My students have really enjoyed learning how to draw those fancy treble clefs! The great thing about KidsDoodle is that it’s FREE! If you want to save videos, it only costs $0.99 to upgrade!