Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Just Added: Studio Planning Calendar

Just added to the Printables > Studio Business page: Studio Planning Calendar I needed some kind of calendar to keep track of both short-term and long-term studio-related projects…and came up with this!  Each month has space for 8 dates or “to-do” items.  The check boxes are so you can “check off” those to-do items with […]

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Tips for a Successful First Studio Recital

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a reader asking advice regarding planning a studio recital for the first time.  For the sake of others who might be in the same situation, I decided to create a whole post about this topic — read on. Q: How do I decide what kind of music to […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Forum Q&A | Favorite Piece of Technology

It’s time for a new Forum Q&A!  We haven’t had one for awhile, due to the overtake of the conference posts.  :) Last time, we discussed the possibility of offering lessons online via a service such as Skype!  A number of you weighed in your thoughts and opinions — click here to view the comments. […]

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August Blog Roundup

Here’s what’s new to me in the blogosphere!  I’m always amazed at how many resources there are on the web.  What would we ever do without the internet?! Busy B’s Piano Studio | Gabriele has a lovely blog where she discusses various piano teaching topics:

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Hear my New Piano!

I promised over a month ago that I would post a video so you could hear my new piano!  I wanted to wait until after I got it tuned, of course, and recently I finally got around to recording something. In this YouTube video, I’m playing a short piece I composed during undergrad called “Contemplation.” […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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3 New Printables and 5 Others Updated!

To prepare for the new teaching year, I’ve been updating a plethera of my studio documents!  I finally have them all updated here online too on the Printables > Studio Business page.  If you are interested in using any of them, feel free. The ones that are Microsoft Word documents can easily be edited to […]

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Teacher Feature | Irina Gorin of Gorin’s Piano Studio

Hello friends, Now that the NCKP Conference posts are all up, it’s time to return to regular posts!  Today, we have a new Teacher Feature.  Say hello to Irina! Name: Irina Gorin Studio: Gorin Piano Studio in Indiana. Facebook Page: Irina Gorin Piano Studio Please tell us about your piano and/or teaching background! I started piano […]

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NCKP 2011 | (13) Student-Centered Teaching, by Randall Faber

I don’t normally post on Saturdays, but I’m so close to having all my conference notes posted that I decided to finish up today with the last one rather than wait until Monday!  Whew, thanks for bearing with me through the long haul!  Lucky for us, the last one is a good one.  :) I’ve […]

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NCKP 2011 | (12) PEDxi sessions

If you’ve never heard of the TED talks, please take a moment to check out this link!  According to the “About” page on their website… “TED is a non-profit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.  Since then its scope has […]

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