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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

FREE Holiday Who Am I Game

Free Holiday Who Am I Game! Holiday group lessons or parties have always been my favorite part of the teaching year! But, we all know that group lessons can be tons of work beforehand. So this year, I'm giving away two holiday games, which when combined with Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations, mean [...]

FREE Name That Holiday Tune Game!

Free Name That Holiday Tune Game!   This Name That Holiday Tune is Educational Too! This Name That Holiday Tune game is fun AND educational, which is important for group lessons and piano parties. This game will challenge your students not only name the tune, but also help them: Identify the [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|General Music, Group Lessons, Holiday Ideas, Piano Teaching|0 Comments

Now Available: Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups!

Now Available: Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups Since releasing the super popular Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations, I've received many requests for Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups. And it made me realize that in a perfect world, we would all have an intermediate student who could play the intermediate piano score [...]