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How to Teach Sonatinas to 21st Century Piano Students

How to Teach Sonatinas to 21st Century Piano Students Why is it important to know how to teach sonatinas to kids and teens in the 21st Century? As you already know, a lot of piano students would rather just play pop music, movie music or video game music. So introducing them to and [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Games and Activities, Group Lessons, Piano Teaching|0 Comments

New African Rote and Reading Piece!

New African Rote and Reading Piece! You've been asking for more rote and reading pieces like African Safari and Savannah Stalk, so I'm so excited to tell you that there is now a third "rote and reading piece" available! Here's the story... African hyenas are romping around on the [...]

Teach Piano Improvisation with Forrest Kinney – Get the Create First Duet Book FREE

Learn to Teach Piano Improvisation with Forrest Kinney - Get a free Create First book! I'm so excited to tell you about a brand new series of books by Forrest Kinney that is designed to teach improvisation to all ages of students, including beginners who have no pulse! I've been [...]

New Big and Easy Elementary Piano Solo!

New Big and Easy Elementary Piano Solo! We all want solid piano teaching music that kids want to practice. And often the key to getting them to that piano is motivating music that they love. But we all know that a good majority of elementary piano solos make beginning piano [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Good Deals, Music for Teaching, New Music, Piano Teaching|2 Comments

New 2017 Music Valentines – Free!

New 2017 Music Valentines! I have a new gift for you as part of the ComposeCreate community! You may have used the other Valentine Music Notes to give to your students as valentines or to use as a game. But, you can't keep giving them the same music valentines year [...]

Free American Football Music Flashcards!

Football Music Flashcards - Download FREE! In celebration of the release of the new Football Fever piano piece, I wanted to give you some football music flashcards that you can use, especially now as the Super Bowl is coming up! But these are not just music flashcards! We all [...]

New Sports Piano Music!

New Sports Piano Music If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? So why not embrace the power of sports and use sports piano music to motivate your piano students to practice?! Brand new, and just in time for the upcoming American Super Bowl craze, is an [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Good Deals, Music for Teaching, New Music, Piano Teaching|2 Comments

The Perfect “Back-to-Piano in the Winter Piano Piece!”

The Perfect Winter Piano Piece for January - NEW! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are energized for 2017! But the likelihood of both of those things being true is probably not very high! January is just tough. And it's not just tough for [...]

Free Holiday Music Lesson Plan

The Perfect Holiday Music Lesson Plan   Are you overwhelmed trying to think up a good holiday music lesson plan? Here's the perfect recipe for a group lesson or party that will have your students so excited about coming back in January! This is probably the cheapest and most fun group [...]