Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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May 2011 Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congratulations to…. Laura! I have just sent you an email that you are the winner!!  Andrea Dow will send you your Fearless Fortissimo pdf soon. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

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Recital Roses and an Update on Life

Today I wanted to share a photo from my university’s Community Music School recital a few weeks ago!  This is one of my wonderful students who I unfortunately must leave behind now that we are moving.  :(  I will miss all my students! My fellow teachers and I bought roses to give out to all […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Forum Q&A | How Did You Become A Piano Teacher?

Well, unfortunately we didn’t get many responses to the last two week’s Forum Q&As about group lessons!  I guess nobody wants to share their secrets.  Just kidding.  =)  We did get a few good responses, which you can check out here and here.  It’s not too late to add your comments, if you are willing […]

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Studio Marketing: Advertising on the Internet

Hello, all! Over the weekend, I started packing up my sheet music library into boxes since we’re going to be moving in a month or two.  All I can say is, I need to downsize!!  I have a lot of used music that people have given me over the past few years.  It makes for […]

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May 2011 Blog Roundup

In the last month, a bunch of blogs have come to my attention — and I’d like to share them all with you here today!  Check these out. Piano Escapades | Wendy Chan is a creative piano teacher who posts colorful printables and shares ideas.  This is a must see. Miss Luba’s blog | Luba […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Forum Q&A | Group Lessons: Benefits and Activities

Last week, we talked about the logistics of having group lessons — how often, how to schedule them, etc. — and we received a few great responses.  Thanks so much!! This week, perhaps we can continue the discussion: What kind of activities can be conducted during group lessons?  Do your students have a favorite activity? […]

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Just Added: Recital Program Template #3

It’s recital season! Have you held your spring recital yet?  If you haven’t, here’s a new recital program template you are free to use if you like! I currently have two recital templates on my Printables page and they are very popular downloads.  This one is in color, although it still looks pretty good in […]

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May 2011 Giveaway: “Fearless Fortissimo” Piano Music for Boys

Greetings!  Today I have two important announcements: I have finished all the requirements for my Master’s degree!  HOORAY!  =D Today we have a new GIVEAWAY!  Here are the details: Andrea & Trevor Dow from yesterday’s interview have kindly agreed to sponsor a giveaway of Episode 1 of The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo!  This pdf is […]

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Interview: Andrea & Trevor Dow and their Piano Music For Boys

Today I have a fabulous interview for you, from a husband & wife team who runs a 350-student music school in Canada!  Meet Andrea & Trevor Dow. Andrea & Trevor run a blog at The website for their music school, Wildflower Music Studio, can be viewed here. Their latest project has been to write […]

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