This year the girls have started piano lessons. Since I am a music teacher by trade, they get the joy (and the challenge) of being taught by their own mother! That said, so far so good.
We are using the Faber Piano series which is fabulous! I grew up on Bastien and was reluctant to change. However, through the recommendation of other piano teachers, I’m glad I did! I am very impressed by the thoughtfulness of this series. The rehearsal CDs are motivating, there are sight-reading exercises (something that used to be unheard of), and the activities sometimes even make my girls laugh.
For Peanut, who is 7, she is using Faber’s Primer Level series. For Teacup, who is 5, she is using Faber’s First Piano Adventure Series which has been a GREAT fit! However, since each series has anywhere from 2 to 6 books, and we have multiple assignments to keep up with each week, I was getting very confused where we were each time we sat down at the piano together. I needed some way to keep track of what each one was practicing. I needed a Piano Practice Checklist.
What Is Included?
The checklist includes columns for:
- the date assigned
- the book or repertoire title
- page numbers assigned
- assignment instructions (new, review, or something to memorize)
- marking daily practice.
This form could actually be used for all types of music practice (not just piano). It would make a great spiral practice notebook to take to lessons or just a one-page sheet for home. Either way, I hope it will help you in your musical endeavors as it has helped us! Happy practicing!