The Sweet Spirit of MTNA 2017 in Pictures Thank you to all who attended the ComposeCreate meet-up at MTNA 2017! I really can't begin to describe how sweet the spirit was in the teachers who were there! There were over 100 teachers who RSVP'd and over 115 teachers who [...]
7 Rules for Texting and Emailing Piano Parents – You may not be saying what you think you are saying!
7 Rules for Texting and Emailing Piano Parents - What you might not know can kill your message! Texting and emailing piano parents is dangerous work! Though I've learned a lot about emailing piano parents from my husband whose job relies heavily on email, I've also learned a lot the hard [...]
MTNA 2017 ComposeCreate Community Meet-up I'm so excited about this year's MTNA conference! There are so many wonderful sessions on the program. But what I'm most excited about is getting together with you and the ComposeCreate community! Last year, I found out that I scheduled a dinner at the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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! 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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]