Monthly Archives: October 2010

Just Added: Monthly Studio Expenses Record

Just added to the Printables > Studio Business page: Monthly Studio Expenses Record Description: This printable is designed to help track studio expenses.  Each month, a new copy of this form should be printed.  Throughout the month as expenses occur, the teacher can keep record of these expenses in the blanks provided.  Types of expenses […]

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Current Giveaways in the Blogosphere

If you haven’t already seen these giveaways happening around the blogsphere, take a look below! Natalie Wickham is giving away six Suzuki violin cds (ends Thursday, October 14).  Click here to learn more. Jenifer Cook at is giving away a copy of her book of intermediate level hymn arrangements, called “Showers of Blessings” […]

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A Peek into My Lesson Binder

In this post, Joy shares a few pictures of the piano lesson binder she uses to keep her lesson records organized.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Watch the International Chopin Competition Online

The International Chopin Competition, held in Warsaw every five years, is currently going on now and you can watch the contestants play online! Click here to view the list of performers and pieces, and click here to view the online broadcasting. Check it out!

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Just Added: Musical Terms Worksheet #2

Just added to the Printables > Worksheets page: Musical Terms Worksheet #2 This worksheet is intended for elementary level students who have learned basic note values and musical terms. The first section of the worksheet, which is Fill In The Blank, reviews the 10 terms which were introduced in Musical Terms Worksheet #1. The second […]

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Go For the Sound

Some teaching thoughts about keeping students focused on the sound they are creating, rather than becoming too sight-oriented with what’s written on the page. Music is, after all, an art form chiefly for the ears, so students should be learning to use their ears!

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