Have Your Teens Always Got Something Better To Do?
Let’s face it, most teens can always find something to do instead of practise piano.
With pressures from school, sports and other activities alongside the always-on social networking aspect of their lives, encouraging teens to engage in a solitary activity that requires serious focus and effort can be a hard sell.
That’s where this post comes in: I’m going to discuss some ideas to get teens fully engaged in their piano practice by getting them to do something else entirely.
If you want to read more about this and find out how you can motivate your teens by sending them online, then head over to Tim Topham's excellent blog,where, really excitingly, I've had this published as a second guest post: Motivating Teens to Practise Piano by Sending Them Online.
Whilst you're there you can read up on lots of other ideas for motivating teens with his ebook and hundreds of insightful articles for improving your piano teaching.
It's fantastic to be working with such a renowned and respected pedagogue as Tim. He's got so many great ideas to help you make your piano teaching exciting and relevant. If you haven't already seen it, check out my first guest post too: Teaching Classical Piano by Teaching Pop Piano.
What Do You Think?
I'd love to hear what you think about these ideas so let me know how you get on with them in the comments below.