Topsy-Turvy Week!

Topsy Turvy week is a fun annual event at my studio. This is the week where everything gets turned around– the student becomes the teacher and the parent becomes the student!

What a great way for the student to gain a solid understanding of concepts in theory and performance and for the parent to gain an appreciation of just how hard this stuff really is!

Students gather and prepare materials and “teacher” notes in a folder and decide on 2-3 concepts to teach their “student”. The weeks prior to the day, they practice teaching during their own lessons and then practice teaching me the week before the BIG day.

Finally, the day comes when they can sit in my “teacher chair”, use any materials I have in the studio, and become the piano teacher for the day. My job is to sit back, takes pictures, and be their teaching assistant, (should they need me to find a game or other materials).. ..but other that that, they are in charge!

Here are some of the highlights!!

IMG_9042

Brooklyn checks her notes before teaching her dad.

IMG_9044

Brooklyn teaches the music alphabet on the piano keys.

IMG_9047

Brooklyn teaches her dad to play a song!

IMG_9048

Tommy teaches his mom the “right way” to sit at the piano.

IMG_9050

Tommy teaches his mom how to draw a treble clef.

IMG_9051

Tommy teaches his mom to play a song!

IMG_9058

Aaron plays finger Twister with his mom after teaching her the finger numbers.

IMG_9063

Aaron teaches his mom to play a song!

IMG_9068

IMG_9067

April and her mom play a duet!

IMG_9072

April and her mom play a game on the piano keys.

IMG_9073

Juliette and her mom play Finger Twister.

IMG_9076

Juliette quizzes her mom on the music alphabet!

IMG_9079

Juliette has her mom play the Ice Cream game.

IMG_9082

Juliette gives her mom 5 beads at the end of the lesson!

IMG_9083

Isabelle teaches her dad the finger numbers

IMG_9085

Isabelle teaches her dad the 5-finger scale pattern.

IMG_9087

Isabelle teaches her dad to play a song!

IMG_9088

Josie teaches her little brother the music alphabet.

IMG_9089

Josie and Samuel play the Fly Swatter Game!

IMG_9090

Josie teaches her brother the groups of 2 and 3 black keys.

IMG_9098

Josie teaches her brother a song!

IMG_9101

5 beads for being such a great student!!

1 thought on “Topsy-Turvy Week!

  1. Pingback: 5 Ways to Reset Your Music Studio After the Holidays • Pianosaurus Rex

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s