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 [...]
New Piano Student Interviews - How to Seal the Deal With Cups First impressions can often seal the deal or turn it sour. This is especially true when you conduct new piano student interviews! When I was in San Antonio for the MTNA conference, I met Christina Whitlock who excitedly told [...]
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 [...]
New Irish Piano Piece: Escape from Donegal Castle I'm so excited about this new Irish piano piece! I purposely composed it to be super easy to play. It falls in the hands (five finger positions) so easily that it's super easy to play quickly. BONUS: If you purchase the Studio [...]
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 [...]
How Do I Teach Pop Music if I Can't Play it Well? Great question. And the fact that you are asking this means that you are probably a great teacher. The reason I know this is because great teachers see a need, ask if it's a legitimate need, analyze what you are [...]
Here is your full lesson plan, 2 free games, and the secret to a stress-free and super fun holiday or Music Christmas Party for your piano students or music classroom.
Since last year's cup piece was such a hit, here's a new fabulously fun piano arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas that includes an easy cup tapping routine for your audience! Perfect as the ending of a holiday or Christmas piano recital.
Thanks to the generous and creative teachers that share on the ComposeCreate site, here's a list of ways to adapt cup tapping for your fall private and group music and piano lessons!
Rhythm Cup Explorations 2 is finally here! Your students are going to have a blast with new rhythm schemes, note values and even new cup tapping techniques! Watch the video for more info.