Utah State University
Too often piano lessons consist of students sitting still at the piano. This leads to students either zoning out or getting wiggly and disruptive. This is a book of Dalcroze-inspired activities to help elementary age students internalize musical concepts, express themselves better musically, and be more engaged during piano lessons. In this resource, each unit will have a game, a listening activity, a story to act out, exercises to bring the concept to the piano, and a final piece to tie it all together.
Andrus, Erika, "Movement at the Piano: Enhancing Engagement During Piano Lessons Through Movement and Storytelling" (2021). Music Student Research. Paper 1.
Additional FilesMUSCstures2021Andrus-MovementPianoEnhancing-supp01.pdf (3656 kB)
Songs- Sheet Music