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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Now Available! Online Piano Teacher Workshop “Have You Forgotten What It’s Like to be a Child?” Now Available!!!

$39  "Have You Forgotten What It's Like to be a Child?" Online Workshop It’s been anywhere from 10 to 70 years since any of us have been [...]

The Beats are Here! Rhythm Cup Explorations 2 Accompaniment Beats – Even More Energy!

Rhythm Cup Explorations 2 Accompaniment Beats Are Here! The long awaited and requested Rhythm Cup Explorations 2 Accompaniment Beats have finally arrived and they are bigger and better than ever! Based on your feedback, which you so generously gave, here are some of the NEW highlights: A super slow [...]

FREE Monkey Music Theory Games for Elementary Students

FREE Monkey Music Theory Games Music theory games are useful because they give students a way to concretely understand an abstract concept. Kids love monkeys! So they are definitely going to like any music theory game with a monkey in it! Download the FREE printable flashcards here and read at all the [...]

Super Fun Rhythm Cup Explorations Videos, Rhythm Menagerie Videos, and More!

Super Fun Rhythm Cup Explorations Videos, Menagerie Videos, and Manipulations Videos Teachers are constantly sending me Rhythm Cup Explorations Videos, Rhythm Menagerie videos, and Rhythm Manipulations videos starring their students. [Thank you so much for that!] So, I thought it might excite and inspire many of you to be able [...]

4 Reasons Why Animals Help in Teaching Music Tempo and Articulation

4 Reasons Why Animals Help in Teaching Music Tempo and Articulation Recently, I gave the new "Have You Forgotten What It's Like to be a Child?" presentation in Oklahoma City. [I'm also giving it at MTNA, so please come if you'll be there!] I was so excited with how energized [...]

Printable Alto Clef and Tenor Clef Staff for Music Games!

New Alto Clef and Tenor Clef Music Staff for Games Though piano teaching is where I started, the ComposeCreate blog is quickly becoming a resource for string teachers, woodwind teachers, classroom music teachers just to name a few. Thank you to all of you instrumental and classroom who have emailed [...]

NEW! Alto Clef Valentine Music Notes

Free Alto Clef Valentine Music Notes I've had several requests for Alto Clef Valentine Music Notes lately and I know it's because there have been a number of new string, wind, percussion and classroom teachers coming to the ComposeCreate blog. I know that Rhythm Cup Explorations has drawn many of you [...]

By | 2017-03-17T16:25:32+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Instrumental Teaching, String Teaching|0 Comments