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#1430787 - 05/06/10 03:44 PM "Fun" assignment for students while I'm on maternity
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I am taking about 6-8 weeks off for maternity leave starting in a little over a week. I have developed a program for my students while I am on leave. Is there anything you can think of that would be fun for my students and keep them interested in learning piano?

I was thinking of having them read about a certain composer and writing me a little story about the individual. However, I am so behind in today's technology that I'm wondering if there's something more modern I can assign them to do.

Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks!

Gisele
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#1430927 - 05/06/10 06:49 PM Re: "Fun" assignment for students while I'm on maternity [Re: Gisele]
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How about a composition project? Have them pick a scene from their favorite movie, or characters from a book, as inspiration and see what they come up with? You may want to allow them to use any method of notating as needed so that they can perform the piece when you return. You will get some kids who will probably have some very creative ways of writing down what they composed, and others trying to be more precise, and everything in between.
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#1431088 - 05/06/10 10:15 PM Re: "Fun" assignment for students while I'm on maternity [Re: Gisele]
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I have had my students make paper hats for themselves. (google how to make paper hats). Each hat will have a different title. On the front of a hat write FINGERING, on another write DYNAMICS, on another NOTES, etc. whatever they need to observe in a piece they are learning. As they put on a hat they have to concentrate on the title of the hat and focus on that particular aspect. Makes learning fun and they become more detailed.

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