/Instrumental Teaching

FREE Winter Sports Music Games and Flashcards

Click to Download FREE Winter Sports Music Games and Flashcards When the Winter Olympics start on February 9th, your students are going to be soooo motivated by anything that has that spirit of healthy competition, doing your best, and excelling. So, we wanted to create a brand new [...]

Holiday Music Games and Activities – For groups, classrooms, and private lessons

Holiday Music Games for Everyone - Includes Free Games It's time to have some holiday fun at your private lessons, group lessons, holiday parties, and in the classroom! So here's a handy list of both free resources and resources that are affordably priced to use in your celebrating! There [...]

New BIG Sounding Holiday Cup-tapping Accompaniments

New BIG sounding accompaniments for Holiday Rhythm Cups! If you already use Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations, you already know how much fun your students have while cup-tapping awesome choreography to a holiday piano arrangement. So what's the problem? But the piano arrangement can sound a little sparse when [...]

How Long Does It Take to Learn to Read Music?

How Long Does It Take to Learn to Read Music? “Tuh ruh uuuuurrrrr nnnnnnnnn duh.” “Tuh  ur nnnnnnnnnnnn duh” I was sitting on the couch on a fall afternoon listening patiently as my kindergartner sounded each each word. Well, I was trying to listen patiently. “Tuuuuuuurrrrrrrr nnnnnnn duh” Ugh. [...]

Tappin’ Tuesday – An exciting classroom Rhythm Cup idea!

Tappin' Tuesday - Exciting Classroom Rhythm Cup Idea! Back in January of this year, Renae Misner, a high school music teacher emailed me and said, I have used the first two of your books for my music theory classes this year. They have been a big hit! We called [...]

How Rhythm Menagerie Works – Video 2

Download FREE Menagerie Sample! How Rhythm Menagerie Works Tuesday, August 29th is the day we'll be releasing the 3 new resources, including an updated, more musical edition of Rhythm Menagerie. But I wanted [...]

3 Big New Rhythm Resources Coming + FREE Rhythm Menagerie Sample

Download FREE Menagerie Sample! 3 Big New Rhythm Resources Coming! I'm so excited to announce to you that we are going to be releasing 3 big new rhythm resources on August 29th, [...]

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 [...]