I would really appreciate any ideas for activities to use in the first piano lesson with a 13-year old boy next week.
I've never taught a teenage beginner before and the activities I would normally use in a first lesson with a beginner are not really appropriate for someone of his age. I want to make sure he feels comfortable in the lesson, but also challenged and enthusiastic right from the start.
I don't like to use tutor books and notation to begin with, rather to be more creative with improvising, composing and other such practical activities.
Any practical suggestions?