Mu$ic Money Mu$ic Money! I have stacks of Mu$ic Money just waiting to be handed over to students. But this Mu$ic Money must be earned. There are so many different ways to earn this Mu$ic Money that students will be rolling in the dough. We will have a Music Studio Auction at the end of the year where the students will be able to spend their Mu$ic Money. And there may even be some shopping moments throughout the year! Mu$ic Money can be earned by setting and achieving goals throughout the year. It can also be earned on a weekly basis depending on assignments practiced, difficult sections learned, good attitudes, a piece memorized, scales learned, and so on. The goal, of course, is for students to earn as much Mu$ic Money as possible so they will have a stack of it to spend at the auction!
Ten Terrific Lessons Certificate Every time a student comes to a lesson well-prepared, all assignments practiced and completed, and with a great attitude, he/she will receive a checkmark in my notebook. Once he/she has received 10 checkmarks, he/she will then receive a "Ten Terrific Lessons" certificate and $500 in Mu$ic Money.
AWESOME Lesson of the Week At the end of my teaching week, I will review the notes taken during every student’s lesson and every student who receives an AWESOME comment will receive an AWESOME coupon at their next lesson, and $300 Mu$ic Money.At the year-end recital, the student who has received the most coupons for the whole year will receive a special trophy.I highly suggest that whenever your student brings home an AWESOME coupon, a big deal be made about it at home. In fact, maybe you could establish an incentive at home and award with a special prize anytime your student brings home a coupon. This would be an awesome way to show support at home for your child’s hard work.
Incentives for Motivation These incentives are designed to motivate the students to work hard during their practice time and lessons. Hopefully those who are motivated by incentives will require less reminders (aka: nagging) to get to the piano to practice. These incentive programs are NOT mean to be a competition between students, siblings, or to add extra stress. These incentives encourage learning life-skills such as goal setting, accountability, and time management.
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