December 2015 marked the end of my first year running Poco Piano Studio. During the busy month I found myself overwhelmed by the amount of gifts I was recieving from students! I was extremely grateful and wondered what I could give my students in return, after all I’m not the only who deserves a gift for working hard all year! Learning piano requires a lot of hard work, dedication and a large time commitment from students which definitely earns them a reward as well (in addition to the satisfaction of being able to play piano of course!).
With term 4 coming to a close it’s time for Poco Piano Studio to launch our first ever 20 piece challenge. The challenge was inspired by the ’40 Piece Challenge’ run by The Art of Piano Pedagogy, a Facebook group consisting of over 10,000 piano teachers around the globe. Intrigued to learn more I read a blog post by Elissa Milne, ‘Where did the 40 Piece Challenge Begin?’. The aim of the challenge is to enrich our music studies by learning a greater quantity of work, but how does that work?