I got the idea for these cards from Teach Piano Today, one of the greatest piano teaching blogs out there. These are super when you need a student to play the same thing, again. It just makes it a bit more fun. 🙂
Instead of asking them to play that bar or section they’re having trouble with “One more time”, I ask them to “Pick a card any card!”.
By playing a piece of music in different styles etc. they also facilitate real memory, rather than just finger memory. I changed just a couple of the original ideas from Teach Piano Today, to make them U.K. English friendly, and organised them into cards.
Switching up the routine is just one of the many things I’ve learned about helping students practice smarter. Click here to read more piano practice tips.
You can download these play it again cards, print them out (two-sided to use the colourful backs), cut along the lines and laminate. Let me know what you think below!
Need more creative piano practice cards?
The Playful Practice and Pensive Practice cards have tons more ideas like this as well as theory, memorisation and interpretive tasks. Take a look at the card sample in the Colourful Keys store here.