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Life is Still OK at 50

With the luxury of a week-long North Carolina vacation, I made plans to drown myself in a couple of books: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Still Alice by Lisa Genova. The beaches of the Outer Banks, our magnificent rental...

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Finally! A Festival for CREATIVE Pianists

After boycotting competitions and contests for numerous reasons, I succumbed to a few in recent years. My students seem to enjoy the process just as much as the actual event and I do see substantial progress in skills thanks to their...

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Winner of Creative Chords by Sowash

Last week I posted an article entitled 10 Red-Hot Resources for Cool Summer Lessons. The post caught on like wild-fire! I hope your students experience cool summer lessons with the help of the inspirational resources. On the list was Bradley...

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10 Red-Hot RESOURCES for Cool Summer Lessons

Design blockbuster summer lessons with these unique resources. They appear in no certain order and promise to deliver buckets-full of fun and creativity. Pattern Play Why not include a surprise at the first lesson and begin with a simple black...

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Talking Creativity with Tim Topham

On my bucket list is a trip to Australia. Although I didn’t go there yet, I feel like I got a sneak peek thanks to a recent invitation to appear on Tim Topham TV! If you are still undecided about attending 88 Creative Keys or the...

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Go Green for Your Summer Piano Camp

Here’s a repost of a blog that was written shortly after my Piano Olympics I designed at the end of summer 2014. I thought I’d repost now as it might be of interest to you as you plan your summer lessons and camps.  A good friend...

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Three Essential Vitamins to Fortify Your...

As piano teachers, we give advice support guidance counseling time lesson plans a listening ear forgiveness for late payments important information accommodations for scheduling requests appealing recitals delicious refreshments and SO much...

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Sign Up for 50 Ways Use Decide Now

From the popular board game called Life, to TV shows like Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right, to the Las Vegas casinos, our culture shows an infatuation with spinning wheels. We wait in suspense as a wheel of chance turns and stops and...