Music students will be motivated to practice and complete goals in this fun and effective year-long practice incentive program. Using solid instructional design theories, Where in the World is Mr. Arpeggio? ™ motivation program encourages and rewards students at just the right intervals while creating enthusiasm for piano and instrument lessons.
Students are transforming into superheroes to find an international villain, Mr. Arpeggio, who is traveling the world stealing music terms and symbols. Students practice and complete goals set by the teacher to earn squares on the giant game board (2 ft x 3 ft) hung in the studio.
Visting each destination only once, music students must visit all 20 countries to collect postcards. The back of each card provides an interview or information about the composer, music history, music concepts, and subtle clues to Mr. Arpeggio’s whereabouts. In addition, students learn more about world geography and gain an understanding of each composer’s nationality.
Each student’s goal is to finish the game during the year. Because they choose their path in the game, students are not able to easily see who is in the lead. However, competitive students may be motivated to finish first. They will ask who is first or if anyone has found Mr. Arpeggio yet, and teachers may add a competitive aspect to the game by awarding a prize for the top finishers.
Teacher and parent-approved! Both teachers and parents have noticed increased motivation and results with this practice incentive program
Teacher Kit Details:
Professionally Printed Game Board is 2′ tall by 3′ wide, made from re-usable heavy vinyl. Game pieces stick to the board and re-stick as students move them each week. Includes 24 game pieces and character inserts. Order additional pieces separately.
Student Materials: (Sold separately)
Your students will be excited to move their character on the board and see their progress in this incentive program for piano lessons or any music student.
Sam Marion –
I loved using this game board two years ago. I have my students listening to music of composers around the world as part of their assignments, so this worked very well. I love how the students can start anywhere on the board. That way it’s not competitive just by looking at the board. Of course, students will always compare notes on how many cards they have achieved! Another thing I like about using these games is that instead of saying to the student “how many days did you practice”, I ask “how many spaces did you earn”.
My studio had a fabulous time using this game this past year! I had about 30 students participate from age 5 to age 15. The students had fun earning the postcards with the composer biographies. The game board itself is a very durable, thick plastic and it looks great on the studio wall. Most of my students finished the game during the year so I can safely say it encouraged more practicing. One of my young students came into lessons and said, “This game makes me want to practice more!” Woo-hoo! Thanks for the great game, I’m getting ready to purchase a new one for this coming school year. My students can’t wait!
“Everyone has had a great time playing “Where in the World is Mr. Arpeggio”! The cards are so colorful and wonderfully full of intriguing information and the students were more interested and motivated to practice, so thanks so much for sharing all your creativity in your games!”