NOTE TO VISITORS: I am not the owner of wikifonia.org. Like you, I am simply a fan of wikifonia. When wikifonia.org is down, please do not leave comments or send me emails asking me when it will be back up. I don’t know any more about it than you do. Thanks! I came across an [...]
Hello readers, I apologize for the lack of posts this week – it is a busy and stressful time of the semester because there are just a couple of weeks left! Thankfully (pun intended), I have the next two days off from classes/practicing/teaching, and I fully intend to take it easy! So here’s wishing you [...]
A discussion about the effectiveness of engaging the student’s emotions to encourage learning in the piano lesson.
Fellow U.S. piano teachers – in case you haven’t seen it yet, registration is now open for the 2011 Music Teachers National Association’s National Conference which is taking place March 26-30 in Milwaukee! Sign up before February 16 to receive the early bird rates. Check out the conference website to view the schedule of sessions [...]
A reader asks for practice tips for learning to bring out the melody in the midst of a series of chords.
Last week as I was browsing through some of my favorite music blogs, it occurred to me that it would be fun to see how many different familiar games music teachers have found ways to alter into music games! And so I’ve started compiling a list: Musical Battleship as described by Susan Paradis at her [...]
Christmas is on the way, whether you are ready or not! My students are already starting to ask about Christmas music, so I’m doing some digging on the web to find places to print easy Christmas arrangements for free. Read this post to check out the list I’ve compiled.
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I recently have made what I have decided to call “Musical AlphaGems.” These fun little gems have many uses: they fit well on my DIY Silent Mini Keyboards and also work well on paper printed of the staff (such as this one by Susan Paradis, which is pictured in the second photo below). I got [...]
This post features an interview with Dror Perl, composer of the “Red,” “Purple,” and “Blue” book that were reviewed in a previous post.