The Great Gumdrop Practice Challenge!

We wrapped up our year this year with the most intense practice challenge yet!  A studio versus studio practice challenge that pitted us against Swan’s Music Studio in Vanderhoof, BC!

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Each week we were inspired by a practice tip and issued a practice challenge…then we waited to see how many of our students and how many of Swan’s students completed the practice challenge!


What exactly was on the line?  Well for each studio, it was the bragging rights of having the best practicers. And to add a little extra motivation: the losing studio would have to video record and a concession speech congratulating the winning studio and admitting they were the best! 😉

For the students individually, each completed practice challenge earned them a guess for the giant gumdrop jar that was sitting in studio.  At the end of the challenge, the gumdrops would be added up and the closest guess would take it home…but each student that completed all four weeks of challenging would go home empty-handed, they would receive their own little treat bag!  In the end, it was Hope’s guess of 801 that earned her the jar!


In the end it was our studio that won….but just by a nose! Swan’s Music Studio really kept us on our toes!

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We celebrated our win and all the hard work at our final master class of the year!  We played our favorite pieces for each other, had a Note Speed competition, tried our hand at drawing a piano (great fine motor skill exercise and no easy feat drawing a grand piano!) and celebrated with an ice cream treat!  What a great end to another fantastic year of piano lessons!


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