A couple of weeks ago, I came across a wonderful little online shop called The Practice Shoppe. Leslie, the owner, is a Suzuki violin teacher/mom. She sells a variety of fun things in her shop to help make lessons and practice fun for students. I ordered a few of her wonderful music dice, which are [...]
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I’ve recently written an article which will be published in the latest newsletter of the 3-D Piano Method, which should be sent out later today or tomorrow! If you would like to read my article, you can sign up to receive the 3-D Piano Method’s newsletters (which are published no more than once-a-month) in your [...]
After finding the new Fun & Learn Music website last night, I simply had to share the link with you all. This website has a large variety of FREE music worksheets, organized by subject. The worksheets are clear and to-the-point, but also cute and fun for students. I will definitely be using many of these [...]
Thanks to Pinterest, I recently came across a blogger who designed some charming little finger puppets to go along with a few fingerplay songs she enjoys singing with her son! Her name is Kate, from the picklebums.com blog, and she generously offers each of the printables pictured below for free. I assembled a set of [...]
I haven’t posted a blog roundup in quite awhile! Here are a few new blogs I have stumbled across recently: Suzanne from the Hilton Music Studio blog shares lots of great teaching and organizational ideas. Definitely take a moment to check out her blog:
EMI Classics send me an email informing me about a special promotion going on right now. They are currently offering an album of 50 classical piano pieces for just $0.99 (USD) on Amazon.com. The artists include Martha Argerich, Andre Watts, Alexis Weissenberg, and many others! I just downloaded the album and am looking forward to [...]
Irina Gorin recently started a facebook group called The Art of Piano Pedagogy. There are some great discussions going on over there, and I highly recommend joining the group and check it out! Here’s the link. Happy weekend, all!
Last October, well-loved pedagogue Marvin Blickenstaff appeared at the Ohio Music Teachers Conference I attended. I blogged a summary of my notes from a great session he gave called “Performance Practice Made Easy”, which was all about “Rules of Thumb” to give for students during group classes about playing musically. If you would like more details [...]
Remember back when I did a giveaway in March for this sheet music necklace? Some of you asked about how I made those necklaces. Well, I got the idea from a photo I saw on pinterest a long time ago. I was planning to make a nice tutorial post about how to do it, but now [...]
Here’s some blogs I’ve stumbled upon lately… A Tad Bit Creative is a blog by Chrissa, who blogs about piano teaching among other creative and crafty topics. I love her photography too.
I’ve been wanting to write a post about using music fonts for a long time. Finally, here it is! If you have been wondering how you can create your own music worksheets/resources, this guide will help you get started. For my worksheets/materials, I use graphics exported from Finale about 30% of the time, and music [...]
Just wanted to show off a picture of my new laminator today… I bought it a couple of weeks ago for $15 at Aldi, believe it or not! At that price, I figured it was worth trying out. I’ve been so happy with it and have been laminating a lot of my games and flashcards. [...]