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Balance & Creativity: Ideas For Your Studio

Unlike previous generations, the stigma of being a female composer is gone.  So it could be easy to assume that contemporary female composers are not ...
In the past year, digital escape rooms have become more popular in music studios.  Many teachers have looked for online solutions that get students practicing ...
March is “Women in History” month & as I was researching women in music history it was absolutely fascinating.  There is a lot of fantastic ...
I had no idea just how much time I was spending on prepping for lessons.  Until I started to track it.  Isn’t it funny how ...
Teaching music online can have its challenges.  However, maximizing effectiveness during online lessons doesn’t have to require a tech degree.  With a few simple tweaks, ...
There are times when in-person lessons are not the best option.  The two most common are when someone is sick or the road conditions make ...
Whether it’s every once in a while or all the time, choosing the best resources for online teaching is important.  Having the right tools & ...
Many teachers were introduced to teaching online rather abruptly.  Myself included.  Love it or hate, there is an uncomfortable truth about online teaching.  It’s here ...
As teachers & business owners avoiding overwhelm can sometimes feel like an unattainable goal.  We want to create the best experience for our students & ...
Let’s face it.  We all love a good break.  But, do we really know how to take a vacation?  Or, inevitably do we end up ...
With all the hats you wear as teachers & business owners (not to include the hats you wear in your personal life), professional development can ...
One of the biggest concerns, when a studio moves online, is, “How will I create community?” There can be a fear that all the wonderful ...
This is the time of year when families typically overscheduled, tired & counting down the days to vacation.  Many studios, including mine, have at least ...
Do you need to be a diverse music studio?  Wow.  That’s a loaded question, right?  And, there are so many aspects of what this question ...
When studios moved online, digital escape rooms became increasingly popular.  But, why do digital escape rooms work so well? (more…)
One of the most popular studio activities is group lessons.  It’s a chance for students to get together, have fun, learn & visit.  When you ...
Planning group lessons is a wonderful way to increase social engagement in your studio.  Holding a multi-level group lesson may seem like a nightmare in ...
Group lessons are an amazing way to keep enthusiasm up in any studio.  It’s a great time for students to visit, build a sense of ...
Practice time.  It’s either the bane or joy of each teacher & student’s existence.  In my studio, I always am looking to teach efficient practice ...
Students love apps.  They don’t typically love practice time though.  So, what are the best apps for practice time? P.S. This list will not cover ...

Creative Products For Your Studio

Explore the women in music throughout time through digital escape rooms in this series of music labs! What this looks like These music labs include: ...
Forget about searching your entire repertoire library for the perfect song that will help your student master a concept!  Regardless of what your student needs ...
Get your students saying, “If I can sing it, I can play it!” with these short, sequential chord warm-ups.  Starting with the basics & working ...
Are you jazzed about Spring?  I am & so were my students!  Explore the men & women of jazz through digital escape rooms.  In addition, ...
Your students will learn music history through digital escape rooms in this series of music labs! You can choose to have your entire year covered ...

Lullaby of the Snow Fairies

This soothing, lyrical piece embraces a peaceful moment outside of time.  “Lullaby of the Snow Fairies” takes your student (& you) to a moment when ...
Do you have a bird lover in your studio? Gizmo: A Quirky Bird is a collection of 5 improvisation & rote pieces for your students ...
Does practice feel like a chore?  Or, perhaps you want your students to build a set of piano practice strategies to use during the week? ...
Teaching early elementary students can be a breeze.  Especially when the right songs are at your fingertips!  Ensure you always pick the right song with ...

Repertoire Database Level 2

Having a repertoire database means less prep time & more choice for students.  “Repertoire Database Level 2” has almost 500 songs listed! An early elementary ...
Ensuring students get enough exposure to new concepts is a big part of our job as teachers.  But, physically searching an entire library takes time.  ...
When teaching beginners, there are a LOT of concepts to cover.  But, that doesn’t mean students shouldn’t get choice in their repertoire.  The “Repertoire Database ...

Repertoire Database: Level 1A

We know students need practice to master new concepts.  But, physically searching your entire library takes time.  Regardless of what your student needs extra practice ...
Do you have a cat lover in your studio? Sam’s Life is a collection of 5 rote pieces for your students that LOVE ‘house’ cats.  ...
Are you looking for rhythm warm-ups that target exactly what students struggle with while bridging the gap between rhythm exercises & actually creating music? (more…)

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A private consultation ensures you get ideas & systems that are tailored for you & your studio. Balance for your life.  Creativity for your studio. ...

Music Around the World!

Get ready to travel the world … in lab time!  These digital labs cover music around the world. All while giving students choice as they ...

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March 19, 2021