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Review & Giveaway: Elena Cobb’s “My Piano Trip To London”

A couple of years ago, I reviewed some lovely sheet music by British teacher/composer Elena Cobb (read the review here). She is the author of the Higgledy Piggledy Jazz books, the “Blue River” book of solos, and more. Elena has recently released a new book: a piano method called “My Piano Trip to London.” “My Piano […]

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App Review & Giveaway: Bobclass for Studio Management

Note: As you can tell, this week I’ve been playing catch-up with a few apps I’ve been wanting to share!  Hope you don’t mind all of the reviews/giveaways this week.  :) Bobclass ($19.99) — iPad only. I’m so excited to share my review of this studio management app with you today!  Let me begin by sharing Bobclass’ description: […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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App Review & Giveaway: Music Flash Class

Music Flash Class ($3.99) — for iPhone/iPad. Music Flash Class is an app developed by a piano teacher Henry Flurry.  It has been around for a couple of years now, but an update for iOS 8 was recently released.  The new layout looks good! Music Flash Class is an interactive note identification app.  The settings […]

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App Review — MusicNotes Deck: Music Flash Cards

MusicNotes Deck: Music Flash Cards (FREE) — for iPad or iPhone. This free app comes from the folks behind MusicNotes.com, which by the way, is an excellent website for purchasing arrangements of pop music at various levels for students. The MusicNotes Deck app provides three decks of flash cards: (1) 50 music symbols/terms, (2) two octaves […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Instruction does much, but instruction does everything.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“To awaken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.” – Tryon Edwards Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Teachers who love teaching teach students to love learning.” – anonymous Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Anonymous Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Piano Lesson Video: Introducing a New Piece

I’m currently working on the projects required for becoming a NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) through MTNA.  Of the required projects for piano, I think the video project is the most time consuming — so that is the project I’ve been focusing on first. As recommended by piano teacher profile projects workbook, I started recording some of my student’s […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“If you cannot sing it, you cannot play it.” – Artur Schnabel, pianist Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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