For years, I’ve seen teachers in Facebook groups asking for some kind of assignment sheet to accompany Piano Explorer Magazine published by The Instrumentalist.
Well, today I am posting my version as part of the Music Lab Series on Piano Pantry!
What’s Piano Explorer Magazine?
Published once a month, this fun student-focused magazine covers topics such as composers, technique, practicing, instruments, and more. There are also puzzles, quizzes, student compositions, and the 100-day Practice Challenge!
At the time of this post, teachers can purchase a single subscription for the studio ($12), or a group subscription of five or more copies ($6 each). (Keep in mind that a group subscription would be mailed to one address.)
If teachers wanted to have students receive a copy of the magazine in the mail at home, you would have to purchase multiple individual subscriptions and set them up to mail to separate addresses. Kids get “real” mail so infrequently, it could be a fun addition to your studio for students to receive these!
For the purposes of using this as a music lab, it would be possible to use only one copy of the magazine for all students at your studio. That being said, the benefit to each student having their own copy is not only that they could take it home after completing the lab, but that they could actually complete the written puzzles and/or activities in the magazine. (If students have their own copy of the magazine, they could complete it as an assignment at home as well!)
Piano Explorer Lab Sheet
Introducing, my version of an assignment sheet to accompany Piano Explorer Magazine!
There are six activities in this four-page lab.
As the teacher, you determine how many activities students should complete (I would suggest three to four) but the student determines which ones.
This design allows students to complete activities they would enjoy the most!
What Students is this Lab Best For?
In my experience, this lab/magazine seems to be most successful with late elementary/middle school students but I never like to pigeon-hole anyone! Older students may absolutely enjoy this as well!
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