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Let’s Get Outside!

Outside Piano Lesson Ideas

This month, it’s all about keeping our students engaged until the very last lesson.  But, how many times do you catch your students (or maybe even yourself) gazing out the window wishing they weren’t stuck at the piano.  Let’s stop fighting a losing battle & give our students what they want with piano lessons outside!

What if I told you that you could have an educationally sound, music filled lesson … outside?  Yes!

Concepts for great piano lessons outside

Almost anything can be done outside with a little creativity.  Some of the general concepts that can be practiced are:

  • Ear training
  • Composing/Improv … at least the beginning part
  • Rhythm
  • Sight Reading
  • Technique
  • Theory

And, imagine how excited your students will be to FINALLY be outside, rather than waiting until the end of lesson to get outside!

Group Lessons Outside

The oldies, but goodies

No one wants to be putting in a lot of prep time these days for lessons.  Between recitals & end of year activities, perhaps you are wanting quick wins with your students without giving up on the educational value.

It is super easy to use these quick ideas for piano lessons outside.

  • Grab a music game & play it out on the deck
  • Listen to a song & have the student complete a listening activity
  • Complete theory worksheets outside (instead of at the bench)
  • Have a student ‘air play’ their scales or a small section of music
  • Grab flashcards to drill notes/rests/symbols.

Getting students moving & engaged

But, what if you could have students moving around, reviewing in a totally new way, & having a blast while doing it?  If you would like 20 more ideas for piano lessons outside that will keep your students engaged the whole lesson, click below!

Click to download 20 music activities away from the piano

What are your favourite outdoor activities?

I would love to hear from you.  What are your outdoor piano lesson ideas?  Share your ideas below.

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