Monthly Archives: August 2015

Drawers for Organizing Music Games

Last year, I blogged about the drawer system I use for organizing my music games. It so important to be able to easily find the needed teaching materials during lessons! Since moving last summer, I ended up updating my drawer categories somewhat. This drawer unit is from IKEA, by the way. I’m always tweaking my organization […]

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Printables Inspired by Irina Gorin’s Workshop

After attending Irina Gorin’s 2015 workshop in Fishers, Indiana, I was inspired to create a series of free printables relating to her ideas and teaching approach. Here they are! On p. 20 of Irina’s method, Tales of a Musical Journey, there is a neat activity where the student learns to play the “EIEIO” part from […]

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Freebie: Lesson Attendance Sheet Updated for 2015-16

I have just finished updating one of the studio business forms from the Printables page for the 2015-16 school year.  It is called the Record of Lesson Attendance & Payment pdf.  I do not currently use this form myself anymore, but I have received quite a few requests from teachers who used it last year so I was happy […]

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2015 Workshop with Irina Gorin of Tales of a Musical Journey

Last week, I attended a three-day workshop given by Irina Gorin in Fishers, Indiana (outside of Indianapolis) for her self-published piano method, Tales of a Musical Journey. If you aren’t already familiar with Irina’s work, you can read a bit about her in this written interview I conducted with her back in 2011. I’ve been an […]

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Just a quick note…

For some reason, my blog post of notes for final Day 4 of the 2015 NCKP did not come through for email subscribers yesterday, so I’m posting this little note to let you know that I did indeed publish it and you can read it by clicking here. :) Hope you are having a wonderful […]

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2015 FJH Workshop with Helen Marlais

Just a few quick photos today… There was a free piano teacher workshop with Helen Marlais at my local music store yesterday. She talked about FJH Publishing’s new All-In-One version of the Succeeding at the Piano method, among other things. Fun! Helen grew up here in the Toledo area. Here, she plays a duet with her childhood […]

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NCKP 2015 (4): Saturday, August 1

In continuation of my summaries of the happenings at the 2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, below are my notes from Friday, July 31. [In case you missed them, here are links to previous three days:] NCKP 2015 (1): Wednesday PreConference Seminars NCKP 2015 (2): Thursday, July 30 NCKP 2015 (3): Friday, July 31 8:00 Publisher […]

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NCKP 2015 (3): Friday, July 31

[In case you missed them, here are links to previous two days:] NCKP 2015 (1): Wednesday PreConference Seminars NCKP 2015 (2): Thursday, July 30 In continuation of my summaries of the happenings at the 2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, below are my notes from Friday, July 31. On Friday morning at 5:45am, we were awakened […]

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