A couple of weeks ago, I came across a wonderful little online shop called The Practice Shoppe.
Leslie, the owner, is a Suzuki violin teacher/mom. She sells a variety of fun things in her shop to help make lessons and practice fun for students.
I ordered a few of her wonderful music dice, which are just begging to be used for some music games! I’ll be sharing about a new game tomorrow.
The 4-sided or 8-sided dice might be nice to keep near the piano when you want a student to repeat a “practice spot” a few times. Students can roll the dice to determine how many repetitions to do.
The black, 12-sided “Musician’s Dice” is perfect for quizzing scales/arpeggios once your students know all 12 keys.
I plan to use the “Music Notes 1” dice (pictured at the bottom of the photo) as an alternative to a regular dice. The sides have a whole note, dotted-half note, half note, quarter note, two eighth notes, and a quarter rest.
Leslie also has some items perfect for a prize box, if you use some kind of incentive program in your studio. In the photo above, you can see a couple of “spirit sticks” (keychains) and a cute music bracelet.
I was impressed with the quality of the items I ordered and will definitely be ordering again soon!