Getting students to embrace playing pieces they have "completed" can be a challenge. We have met this challenge with "Wheel of Names."
Our lessons are mostly group lessons and all are online, so this is a great visual for the students. The bright colors are an added bonus!
So the week before, I tell the students which pieces we will be reviewing. Then at the lesson, I enter the titles of the pieces into Wheel Of Names and then spin it to select a piece for each student to play. I award points for "recital level performances."
Restarting a piece is an immediate zero.
5 points if there were mistakes
10 points for a recital level performance without mistakes.
Usually, having the most points at the end of the lesson, is enough of a reward, but last week I gave boxes of Skittles to the winner. That brought big smiles to several faces.
Two sisters on two continents - working together, teaching together and creating super resources for group piano lessons! Yay! These are resources we used in our in-person group piano lessons. Now we have created online-versions of everything to keep our students loving their lessons.