Beginner Piano Lesson Plan Sample

Beginner Piano Lesson Plan

What is a beginner piano lesson plan, and how can it be your time and soul saver? The beginner piano lesson plan is not set in stone and can give enough room for flexibility. Include these three roadmap elements in your planning, and it will save your time, help with learning evaluation, and assist with long and short-term goal-setting.

Timing and Reflection

A good idea might be to plan the next lesson immediately after or later in the day when the last class is still fresh in your mind. Always know the activities for the upcoming lesson.

beginner piano lesson plan

Routine Activities

The routine activities include ice-breakers, lesson roadmaps, finger gyms, warm-ups, homework assignments, and talking with parents. Each of those elements is short and takes only 1-2 minutes of the lesson.

Lesson Planner Cards printable can be found here.

Piano Playing

Intending to learn to play the piano, music-making is the top priority. This element takes most of the lesson time, and the student has enough time to experience music. For the beginner piano student, playing piano consists of rote playing, using maps and pre-reading prints, improvising and composing.

Take a look inside Piano Heroes: Mission Start

Off-the-Bench Activities

One of the main challenges with kids nowadays is losing their interest in activities of any kind extremely fast and having a very short attention span. These are what the Off-the-Bench activities help to overcome as they appear in between Playing Piano exercises and are our vital tools in successful piano teaching. Off-the-Bench activities are everything that includes movement, listening, drawing, games, and even worksheets.

Here is Notopoly, the most loveable and popular game to reinforce note-reading skills.

Piano Heroes Notopoly Game

Happy teaching!

2 thoughts on “Beginner Piano Lesson Plan Sample

  1. Lou Anna McClain says:

    Great stuff!!! Wish I had these ideas years ago

    • Valentyna Komisarenko says:

      I am glad you find it helpful, Lou Anna McClain. And I did notice your interest in everything we do ❤️. Thank you very much for your feedback and continuous support!

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