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Four Days Left

  Yes, only four days left to claim your free pre-view copy of My Music Olympiad.  I am so excited to start using it.  My students are already starting on some of the exercises and I can already see a … Continue reading

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Actual, usable, FREE sheet music

Here is an unsolicited review of a very helpful music site.  I recently was looking for some good sheet music for my students and I found http://www.makingmusicfun.net.   This site not only has some fun arcade style games you can play, … Continue reading

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Really, its not my fault!

My students think it is sort of funny that I let them “cheat” in their music lessons.  By “cheating,” I tell them I want them to use any resource available to learn their music properly while they are practicing.  Learning … Continue reading

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Firework by Katy Perry

This month I worked with a lot of my teenage students to find “current” music that they wanted to learn to play.  It can be difficult to find pieces that excite them from a repertoire of classical music and traditional … Continue reading

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Practicing Tips – Top 10

Top 10 Practice Tips Before you practice, drink a glass of water and run around the block. Set a regular time and use it – don’t “cram.” Associate your practice time with something: ie. after breakfast, right before bed, at … Continue reading

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Hanon Exercises

I have mixed feelings about Hanon exercises.  I’m curious what other teachers have found, and how various students feel.  Here are my observations.  Feel free to comment. First, for some general background, here is the introduction by Wikipedia:The Virtuoso Pianist … Continue reading

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Be a Music Advocate

You probably already know that music is important to our society.  What we often struggle with is knowing what to do about it.  One great resource is the MENC website.  They have a lot of information about what is going … Continue reading

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