Chop Suey is a practice game from my practice kit. (Find instructions on how to make your own practice kit here.)
Games like this keep students focussed and attentive during their practice time. The more varied their practice is, the more they have to keep their brains awake for the duration of their practice.
Lily sounds a tiny bit reluctant towards the end of this video but she came back the following week thrilled with her progress – having used this strategy every single day!
It really is just a simple trick to make sure students can start from lots of different spots in a piece. But it works.
Let me know if you try it out in your studio. 🙂
What are quick clips?
Colourful Keys Quick Clips are all about giving you a taste of what my lessons are actually like – in action.
I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, and I don’t have all the answers. I just know how much seeing real teaching with real students has helped me to grow and improve as a teacher.
Let me know what you think!
I hope you had fun watching this Colourful Keys Quick Clip. If you have any thoughts or questions, be sure to ask them in the Vibrant Music Studio Teachers group on Facebook or in the comments here, and do make sure to subscribe to my emails and YouTube channel to get notified when a new quick clip is published.
If you want more and extended clips of my teaching, be sure to check out the Vibrant Music Teaching library. There’s tons more like this as well as a whole library of teaching games to boot.