This week I'm beginning piano keyboards with 5th and 6th graders. Ever year we take the first few minutes of class discussing the "dos and don'ts" of how to treat the instruments. This time of year can be challenging when trying to maintain student attention. I wanted to change things up and see if I could communicate more effectively by doing something unexpected. At the suggestion of my colleague Holly, via her blog, I made a xtranormal video to use in the classroom. (You can read Holly's music ed blog here.)This short clip reviews a few basic rules during my keyboard unit.