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Big Temporary Change to Our Studio License!

Big Temporary Change to Our Studio License! During this time of unprecedented distress, we at ComposeCreate are adjusting the licensing for all of our studio licensed music, Rhythm Menagerie, Rhythm Manipulations, and Rhythm Cup Explorations PDFs. Here is what we will be adjusting to help you teach effectively during this time: If you are teaching lessons [...]

Will Online Piano Lessons Really Work for Me or My Child?

Chances are, your piano teacher is wanting to move to remote piano lessons during this global pandemic. But it's understandable if you aren't sure about this. You might be wondering things like: Will this really be like regular piano lessons? Is it even possible that this can be as good [...]

Easy Ways to Switch to Temporary Online Piano Lessons – COVID 19 Help

Easy Ways to Switch to Temporary Online Lessons - COVID 19 Help Lots of piano teachers are talking about how to do online piano lessons, so I'll link to some of them below. But this article is especially for teachers who have little experience teaching online piano lessons, don't think [...]

Free Basketball Music Flashcards

Click to get the Basketball Music Flashcards Free Basketball Music Flashcards! March Madness is right around the corner and your students who love basketball will love these basketball music flashcards! Use them to freshen up students' note reading practice or play all kinds of music games with them. The sky's [...]

The Bargain Bookstand I Use for Rhythm Cup Explorations™

The Bargain Bookstand I use for Rhythm Cup Explorations A lot of teachers have asked me how I like to display pages from Rhythm Cup Explorations™ when I am not displaying them digitally. Because the great thing about Rhythm Cup Explorations™ is that you can do it both ways [...]

Bring Rhythm Cup Explorations to a Teacher Meeting – for Free!

When I was program chair of our local association, I was always on the lookout for meeting ideas that would be exciting and would inject energy into our membership. And I was especially excited if the program was easy! So I'm thrilled to be able to tell you that [...]

Football Guys Note Reading Game

Football Guys Note Reading Game So much excitement surrounds the American football season, so it makes perfect sense that you can use this to energize your piano students! A few years ago, we created Football Music Flashcards that stand up between the piano keys. Asking the student to place [...]

Pantone Color of the Year – Coral 30 and 40 Piece Challenge Charts!

Download the free charts! I fell in love with Pantone's color of the year for 2019. It's a beautiful coral color and just seems perfect for a new color set for fresh 30 an 40 piece challenge charts. I love what Pantone says about how and why they select [...]

Can You Raise Your Piano Lesson Price Too High?

Can You Raise Your Piano Lesson Price Too High? I had an experience about four months ago that made me so upset I couldn’t write about it for months. I knew I was too angry at that time to communicate anything good. But I learned a serious lesson in [...]

New Vivaldi Music Certificates!

$4.99 Studio license (on sale for a limited time) Add to Cart New Vivaldi Music Certificates! Today, we're adding to the collection of 21st Century certificate designs! I love this new Vivaldi Music Certificate package because it pairs perfectly with the new Vivaldi Spring Recital Program Template Package [...]