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New Epic-Sounding Cup Tapping Patriotic Music!

New Epic Cup Tapping Patriotic Music Yes, you read that right. Today's the day we release cup tapping patriotic music! I haven't been this excited about something for a while and you that I get excited a lot, so that's saying something! Summer Goals - Are they too big? In [...]

New Piece in the “What Kids Think Music” Series!

New Music from the "What Kids Think Music" Series I'm so excited to share about the newest piece that's part of the "What Kids Think Music" series. As a parent, I often scratch my head when I learn what my kids are thinking! In my not-so-stellar parenting moments, I [...]

New Spring Recital Template! – Add your own text

$6.99  Studio Use License (Use it for as many recitals as you ever have!) New Editable Spring Recital Template I'm so excited to bring a new line of resources from the artist who's behind so much of ComposeCreate! This new spring recital template is the first in a [...]

By | 2017-04-15T14:05:53+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Good Deals, Piano Teaching|29 Comments

New-fashioned Hymn Series! Piece #1

New-Fashioned Hymn Series - A new collaboration! I'm so excited about this new-fashioned hymn series which we are launching today! I'm excited because it represents a collaboration between two artists, a composer and a visual artist. But First - Big Copyright News! The old book so many of you [...]

The Sweet Spirit at MTNA 2017!

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-27T12:51:12+00:00 March 27th, 2017|General, Piano Teaching, Teacher opportunities|6 Comments

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 Meet Up!

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

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 | 2017-03-13T10:42:23+00:00 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 [...]