10 Ways to Use Drink Carriers in Piano Lessons


A drink carrier is usually necessary to hold a couple of tasty caffeinated cups of pure indulgence. In just a moment, you will learn how to let go of your guilt for purchasing a 4-pack of your favorite Starbucks (or Peet’s?) beverages. Before you get the full cup–I mean scoop–let me introduce my guest writer, Heather Nanney.

It was a pleasure to meet Heather in person at NCKP 2015. Soon after the conference, I noticed she wrote a truly imaginative post entitled Chord Pong at her blog and I was envious that I hadn’t thought of it first. Furthermore, she has a spectacular studio name: Fun Key Music. I mean really, I wish I could do it all over again! Our shared appreciation for repurposing items recently reunited our imaginative spirits and she agreed to write this post. Enjoy!

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Guest post by Heather Nanney

I had the opportunity to attend some of Leila’s session at this year’s NCKP (National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy.)  She really made the conference an outstanding experience for me.  I admire her creativity, the way she thinks about introducing and reinforcing musical concepts with her students and how much she inspires other teachers.

Leila mentioned in one of her NCKP sessions that she will stand in the aisle of a store and ask herself “How can I use this in my lessons?”  She had a table full of items on display, like beach balls and jumbo sunglasses that she had repurposed. She even had a cardboard drink carrier (the kind that you would get in a drive-through).  When I got home from the conference I could not, for the life of me, remember what she used that for! So I contacted her, we started talking and eventually she asked if I would be interested in collaborating with her.  Of course! I was so honored! 

Leila is the queen of repurposing and this post is all about using an unexpected item–the drink carrier–into your lessons. Add the FREE PDF to your cart and read more.


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