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New Editable Christmas Recital Template Package!

Add to Cart $7.99  Studio license (sale for a limited time) New Editable Christmas Recital Template Package! Christmas is my favorite time of year. It's definitely the magical and beautiful times, but it's also the one that can be easily sabotaged by commercialism, busyness, and exhaustion. [...]

By |2018-12-01T13:29:30+00:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What could “Meanwhile” be about? NEW Piece!

$9.99  $8.99 Studio license Add to Cart What could "Meanwhile" be about? Do you remember when I talked about retroactive inspiration? It's happening more and more to me these days where I write a piece and I'm not quite sure what it's about initially. I compose it slowly, [...]

By |2018-02-09T17:32:45+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Piano Teaching Ideas – 2017 edition

Fall Piano Teaching Ideas 2017 Fall is my favorite time of year! And there's no end to the wonderful fall piano teaching ideas that are out there. You can search for hours on the ComposeCreate site and find lots of ideas, but I want to make it easy for [...]

By |2017-09-06T08:33:10+00:00September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer 2014 Piano Teaching Learning Opportunities

Now that spring break is over, I'm sure you are thinking about your summer plans. Why not put a piano teaching seminar, workshop, or conference on your agenda? No, not the ones where someone is trying to sell you something, but the ones that are designed to equip you to [...]

Batman’s Carol of the Bells – the boys will love it!

If you are not between the ages of 10 and 18, you might, like me, think that "creepy" would be an offensive way of describing a piece you had composed. But read this little story that a fellow teacher gave me permission to share and you'll see why I'm smiling: [...]

Are Your Student’s Brains Bored?

I've been fascinated by the number of times in the last year that a respected pedagogue has said something like this, "When the brain is bored, it seeks new stimuli." Diane Hidy mentioned this to me once when she was telling me how much she loved Rhythm Menagerie's unique way [...]

Tips from the SMU Institute (Part 3)

These tips are provided by another SMU Institute attendee Leila Viss, author of the fantastic series on this blog entitled "Adding a Lab to Your Lessons" and the author of the great blog 88pianokeys. See Wendy's tips and Dorla's tips from this great conference as well. From Scott McBride: Boys tend [...]

By |2016-12-31T15:20:06+00:00August 1st, 2012|Piano Teaching, Uncategorized|1 Comment