One of the most exciting aspects of teaching music is the almost limitless opportunity it provides for creativity in implementing and reinforcing concepts. Each of the products available through the Music Matters Blog Store has been custom-designed and used with great success with students of all ages. Many teachers around the world are experiencing the same results as they implement the practice incentives, piano camps, and games in their own studios.
Because I believe strongly in the freedom of every teacher to develop and implement creative teaching approaches that will serve the needs of their individual studios, any teacher is welcome to adapt the available materials as necessary to serve that purpose. As you can see from the Testimonials page many teachers use these practice incentive themes and ideas as a springboard to develop new ideas to use with their students. You are welcome to do this, and I greatly appreciate those who give credit to the source of their ideas and provide links back to this site!
Practice Incentive Themes
One of the most effective ideas I ever implemented in my studio was designing a year-long practice incentive program and then building everything in the studio around that theme for the year. Once the program is set in motion, lesson planning for the year is a breeze because we already have a framework to work within as students select goals and work toward mastering specific level-appropriate skills. You can find out more about how I develop these incentives by reading my blog post: 4 Components of a Good Practice Incentive. Each of the following practice incentive programs is a downloadable zip file that contains all the documents, files, pictures, and information you need to implement the program successfully in your studio. My hope is that teachers and students alike will find these practice incentive programs a helpful tool for developing enthusiasm and excellence in their music lessons!