The key to being a great piano teacher is office supplies. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but having tricks up your sleeve and brightly colored props does help. Post-Its are the first office supply I fell in love with. Here’s
a post about using post-its to teach. And another.
I can’t teach without post-its. It would be impossible. I use them in every lesson with every student. This size, 1 3/8 X 1 7/8 inches is the most important one to have. Start with these. It’s worth it to buy them in bright colors. You’ll find it useful to be able to use the colors. Besides, the small yellow post-its are boring.
These slightly larger square Post-its are also extremely useful. I keep all sizes available at all times, but these are important ones. These are big enough to write information on.
Everyone teaches with stickers, right?
Here’s a post about using stickers in non-conventional ways.
The Violette Stickers are part of the Artist Series – multiple high quality sets of stickers with someone for everyone. Cats, anyone?
Tiny and packed full of interest, silly and fanciful puffy stickers are sure to energize a lagging lesson. They’re especially suitable for placing in a student’s music to help them remember something.
This 1,000 sticker set is worth taking a look at. It’s pricey, but if you were just getting started it might be a great way to get lots of different kinds of stickers to see what your students like. It comes in a little folio to help you stay organized.
My students like these owl stickers. I think it’s because the colors are so bright. There are a LOT of stickers in this pack. I’m still on my first set and I use them often.
Goofy dragon stickers are always the right thing for someone in my studio.
These stickers are super popular with my kids, but they are also very tiny. They’re great for putting into the music when they need to remember something specific. Lots of stickers on one page, but they’re teensy – which makes them fun just because they’re little.
Ladybug Stickers used with the ladybug squeeze toy can be a wonderful reminder to use good hand position.
Here’s another set of Puppy Puffy Stickers. My students love goofy things like this. Maybe it’s because I have a dog?
How will you use these Let’s Go Stickers. Have your students put them in their music to show up, down, mood, tempo…the possibilities are endless!
Tiny, puffy stickers work particularly well for Peek-a-Boo windows. Also great for other uses.
Dover Little Sticker Books are always a great value. Here’s a
link to the index page and a few of my favorites.
Not tape obviously but these Woodland Friend Magnetic Page Markers are adorable and functional. They come in all kinds.