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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It's Frog Season at the Studio!

My students have been having a bit of fun with me and each other at the studio. I have used tiny rubbery frog toys for various games of concentration. However, my students play with them in a different way after lessons are over and sometimes before the lesson even begins.

I keep the frog toys in a dish on a smaller bookshelf behind the student's parent. Many of my students know where to look to find the toys. Before the lesson is over, we will discover that the frogs mysteriously moved to a different location! I have found them sitting on the foot pedals of the piano, on the piano keys, hanging over the top edge of the music stand, and peeking out from underneath the pencils on the music stand.

This little "game" that my students have invented on their own has been quite the delight for me, as I never know where to expect the frogs to show up next!

Do your students have little games like this that they surprise you with? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it.

Happy Practicing!

----- Paula -----

© 2016 by Paula E. Bird


  1. I would like to know more about the concentration games you use with your students!

    1. Thank you! I am currently working on a project right now that will incorporate that information. I hope to hear from you again soon. What kinds of things or games have you discovered that are working?