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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits, and their habits decide their futures.” — F.M. Alexander Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Review: Celebrate Theory Series from The Royal Conservatory

I’m so excited to tell you today about a fantastic series of theory workbooks called Celebrate Theory (Canada | U.S.), just released from Frederick Harris Music publishers. If you happen to already enjoy – as I do – using the wonderful Celebration Series (Canada | U.S. | Amazon.com) with your piano students, you will be especially interested in learning about […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

Today’s quote is quite fitting after yesterday’s blog post discussing the Alexander Technique: “You can’t do something you don’t know if you keep on doing what you do know.” — F. M. Alexander Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Everyone is always teaching one what to do, leaving us still doing things we shouldn’t do.” — F.M. Alexander Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Giveaway Winners: Note Rush app

I am pleased to announce the two randomly-chosen winners of the promo code giveaway for the Note Rush app. Rick Irma Khouw Winners, please check your inbox for an email from me. The rest of you — I’d definitely recommend visiting the app store to purchase Note Rush. As I mentioned in my full review, […]

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Review & Giveaway: Note Rush app

Today, I am so excited to introduce to you a brand new app for music teachers called Note Rush. As I have been experimenting with this app during beta testing, I soon discovered just what a useful tool this app is for my students. Note Rush has become my favorite app for piano teaching. Note Rush […]

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Video: Playing the Ice Cream Interval Game

During a recent lesson, I used my Ice Cream Interval Game — one of my favorite games for piano teaching — to reinforce and improve my student’s visual recognition of the intervals unison, second, third, fourth, and fifth in staff notation. Today, I thought I’d share a three-minute video clip of the activity. Here is what you’ll see in the video: […]

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My Favorite Sheet Music Solos for Piano Students

For our annual Spring Recital, I maintain a tradition of letting my piano students choose their own special piece to memorize and perform. In December or January, I restock my library of sheet music solos at all the various levels, so that I can demonstrate 3-4 pieces for each student to choose from. I’ve started to […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“For teachers to become better teachers, they must become better learners.” — Tom Whitby Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Music should never be harmless.” — Robbie Robertson Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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App Review: Musiclock

I’m excited to write this app review, because it is one of the most well-designed and useful apps I’ve come across lately! Musiclock is a $2.99 app for iPad and iPhone that provides a variety of backing tracks intended to be used while practicing scales or improvising. The first step is to select a scale. The scale choices are: major, […]

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Christmas Piano Duet Recommendations

Hello, friends! My piano teacher friend, Susan West, and I have been busy practicing a selection of Christmas duets in order to perform them for a handful of local events during this December. Susan was kind enough to join me for today’s video to share a peek at the books we are using this year for our duet repertoire. Check […]

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