5 Ideas for Online Lesson Fun

If you’re teaching online at the moment, you might be on the look-out for lesson ideas that bring a smile to your students’ faces – and a giggle!

Here are 5 lesson activities that are musically purposeful – and lots of fun!

Idea #1 – Interval statues
Idea #2 – Memorise the rhythm with digital flashcards
Idea #3 – Improvising at the piano
Idea #4 – The 60-second challenge
Idea #5 – Song for Valentine’s Day
PS. these lesson ideas work equally well in socially-distanced, face-to-face lessons!
Download the Digital Flashcards for the Memory Game:

Digital Rhythm Flashcards (Memory Game)


Sharon Mark-Teggart, MA Sharon holds a Masters of Music Education, has been teaching piano for 20 years, and delivered Associate and Licentiate teaching diploma courses to well over 100 piano teachers who have successfully gained accredited piano teaching diplomas.  Sharon has been described as being a visionary entrepreneur within the world of music education. After founding evoco in 2012 (Northern Ireland’s Music Education Organisation) she founded The Curious Piano Teachers in 2015 with Dr. Sally Cathcart.  Sharon lives close to the beautiful Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland, with her husband Philip and 4 year-old son Reuel.

Sally Cathcart, PhD is the Co-Founder of The Curious Piano Teachers. Her innate curiosity has taken her to many corners of the world to explore different approaches to music education. After her travels as a 2005 Winston Churchill Fellow, Sally founded the Oxford Piano Group as a vibrant, collaborative place for pianists and teachers to meet and share experiences.  She was awarded a PhD from the Institute of Education, UCL in 2013. Her topic was the first comprehensive study of UK piano teachers, exploring common practices, expertise, values, attitudes, and motivation to teaching. She has many years of teaching experience both as a piano teacher and as a classroom music teacher. Sally is a Principal Tutor on the Piano Teachers’ Course and is a consultant for ABRSM and The Voices Foundation.