Ready for a little joy and good cheer?
The Christmas season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking of ways you can incorporate this glorious season into your lesson time.
We’re all a little tired, so can I help you out?
Believe me when I say that the new free Christmas Video series here on Piano Pantry is a guaranteed smile on your student’s face.
The best part of it? This is a series that can easily be assigned to your online students, especially if you use a program like Tonara (see how I set up assignments like this in Tonara).
Where to find this video series
You can easily navigate to all of the free video series here on Piano Pantry by going to the Menu > Resources > Music Labs.
Currently, there are four different video series available:
If you would like to go a little further, both the Halloween Lab and the new Christmas Lab have listening guides available in the Music Labs Shop.
The Christmas video series includes 23 videos and around 90 minutes of listening in a 9-page document.
A variety of songs and artists are included.
You’ll see pieces such as Silent Night, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Mary Did You Know, and Sleigh Ride, and hear from artists like Cameron Carpenter, Eric Whitacre, The Piano Guys (a lot, of course), the Berlin Philharmonic Choir, and more.
The accompanying lab sheet gives students brief and easy-to-digest background information on each piece followed by a reflection question.
Students are not necessarily asked to physically write out an answer to the reflection question (although you could certainly ask them to!), it is simply there to help guide them in active listening.
They are also asked to rate the video with 1-3 stars, which serves both as a way for students to reflect on how much they enjoyed the video and to track the pieces that they’ve listened to in the lab.
Add this lab to your cart now, or find it (along with other music labs in the shop).
Music Labs Made Easy eBook
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We’ll talk about scheduling, set-up, and organizing labs. Laid out in an easy-to-read and understand format, this book will answer all your questions regarding music lab time!
I have have the Halloween Lab and love it! I actually divided it into sections so that I could use it over multiple years. Is the Christmas Lab totally new? If so, I will definitely purchase the Lab sheets that go along with it. It allows the students to become active listeners. Thank you!
Hi, Diane! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Halloween one. I have to say – this one is EVEN better! LOL. Yes, it is totally new. Enjoy!
Great! I’ll be placing my order. Thanks for your prompt reply!