To begin teaching time, "the teacher begins by playing simple tunes, with strongly marked accents." (loc: 335) As the students hear these accents, they should beat or clap in time to the beats.
As the students master a song, they should then also beat time while they are singing.
I wonder if this is something that could be adapted to piano playing. Either maybe having students tap with one hand while the other hand plays its part. Or, maybe having students tap with one of their feet while playing their music; sort of the way guitar players frequently tap their feet to the beat of the music. Of course, you'll always have those students who struggle with hand-eye-foot coordination. However, this might help many of them to actually feel the beat of the music, instead of just stringing notes one after another.
note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.
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