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Bring Rhythm Cup Explorations to a Teacher Meeting – for Free!

When I was program chair of our local association, I was always on the lookout for meeting ideas that would be exciting and would inject energy into our membership. And I was especially excited if the program was easy! So I'm thrilled to be able to tell you that [...]

Football Guys Note Reading Game

Football Guys Note Reading Game So much excitement surrounds the American football season, so it makes perfect sense that you can use this to energize your piano students! A few years ago, we created Football Music Flashcards that stand up between the piano keys. Asking the student to place [...]

How to Organize an Exciting Community Rhythm Cups

How to Organize an Exciting Community Rhythm Cups The possibilities for using Rhythm Cup Explorations are endless and today, I'd like to share how you can do a Community Rhythm Cups event! Even people who have never had any formal musical training can learn and have with Rhythm Cup [...]

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 [...]

New Rhythm Buttons! – Fun Bling!

New Rhythm Buttons! We are so excited about the new Rhythm Buttons that you can now get in the ComposeCreate store! Buttons are very popular these days to wear on clothes, backpacks, lunch boxes and other places. Rhythm Cup Explorations is just a supplement to the more comprehensive and [...]

FREE Holiday Who Am I Game

Free Holiday Who Am I Game! Holiday group lessons or parties have always been my favorite part of the teaching year! But, we all know that group lessons can be tons of work beforehand. So this year, I'm giving away two holiday games, which when combined with Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations, mean [...]

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 [...]

30 Piece Challenge Certificates – Designed by an Artist for You!

30 Piece Challenge Certificates The long awaited 40 piece challenge and 30 piece challenge certificates are finally here! Haven't you wanted great looking 30 piece challenge certificates that actually match your charts thematically? I thought so! So I hired an artist to design professional certificates that work with any of the [...]

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 [...]