Fall Fun in the Studio! Part Two

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Lisa Barwell | Fall

With all our Fall lesson activities and recital preparations, I've been busy!  It's been nice to have a couple of days off for Veterans Day to catch up cleaning the studio, organizing games, and writing the blog.

Here is an activity that my older students enjoyed playing a few weeks ago:

Candy Corn Scales


I found another use for the candy corn erasers I bought (it's amazing the fun you can have with a bag full of inexpensive erasers)!  I wrote the numbers 1-5 on them and we spelled scales.  It was great practice for remembering which finger numbers to use.


         


We spelled major scales and pentascales.  B major was an especially good one for my students who sometimes get a little confused with the slightly different fingering.  It was a great visual!



We even spelled arpeggios.

This idea has been done before by other teachers so I can't claim the credit, but I hope you enjoyed seeing my studio's take on it.  I am very thankful for all the teachers out there who share their awesome ideas.