Do I Need to Copyright My Music? I love how it is becoming popular for piano teachers and piano students to compose music! Because it's so popular, it's also becoming easier with all the notation apps, programs, and advice from published composers coming out. But one of the questions that gets [...]
Never before have we offered the super popular business piano teaching workshops at such a low price...but we are doing so Thanks giving week. They are both on sale, but if you buy the bundle, they're half price! Offer ends on Black Friday at 6:oo p.m. CST! Watch the videos below to [...]
Here's a peek into the creative process and the free gift that I'm most excited about! Be sure to download before the deadline. It will only be available for purchase after that! Mark your calendar for October 20th!
You do not want to miss this big announcement and the free gift that you can download for a short time! Then, mark your calendar for October 20th...the date of the big launch.
I just saw a fabulous video, appropriate for teachers,musicians, and even children, about what happens when we copy creative works. While it might seem somewhat self-serving to blog about this, I will tell you that composers especially get so little of the money made from music that sometimes it's completely [...]
T. Scott Gilligan, the general counsel for MTNA, has written a great article on copyrights for the independent music teacher. Included in the article is a discussion of what is legal to post on youtube, making arrangements for your students, page turning copies, etc. I would encourage everyone to read [...]
If you are on my newsletter mailing list, you will have received the new newsletter today. I hope this new format is more enjoyable to read and more helpful in the information it presents. If you have not signed up for the newsletter, please do so on the right hand side [...]
I have had conversations with several of my composer friends about the direction of music publishing in terms of print or digital distribution of music. I know that not only are composers concerned about these things, but music publishers are as well. My favorite inspirational newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, [...]
I love the Wall Street Journal as an unusual source of creative and entrepreneural inspiration. On Monday, March 1st, there was an article entitled, At 3M, Innovation Comes in Tweaks in which CEO George Buckley was interviewed about his company and their innovations and creative processes. Really the whole article is [...]
Jennifer Linn, the manager of the Hal Leonard educational piano department, has written an informative letter to interested teachers concerning the newly acquired distribution rights of the Faber materials. In this letter, she explains a bit about how the Hal Leonard Student Piano Method will continue to function, the Hal Leonard [...]