/Instrumental Teaching

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 [...]

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

"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 a [...]

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 [...]