How to make a practice bead page marker

DIY Practice Beads Didsbury Piano

Here’s a nice tactile way to remind your child or pupil to practice those tricky spots!

I’ll often get my pupils to play a tricky spot 3 or 5 times.  Use these practice beads to help them keep track!  They simply slide one bead from the top end to the bottom end (or vice versa) for each repetition:


Its so easy to make: they can easily make their own!

  • Thread 5 beads onto a pipe cleaner.
  • Ball up the pipe cleaner at the end to make a stopper and cover any sharp bits. 
  • Wrap the top end around a paper clip and then you can also use it to clip onto your music or practice folder. 

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