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Favorite Christmas Music to Celebrate the...

I know it’s a little late to be sharing this list. If you’ve already chosen all of your music for your students, various church services and gigs, then consider these options for next year. That’s the nice thing about...

iPad Pro, AirTurnPED sitting on Bella, my Yamaha C6

The iPad Pro: This Changes Everything!

Yep, I got an iPad Pro. Here’s the background on why it changes everything. Digital scores have become increasingly more common. They immediately download after purchase. There’s no waiting for a delivery from the post man or the...

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Play, Teach and Compose Pop Music: Why you...

Is this you? Are you an incredibly successful teacher who teaches Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and maybe some Gershwin. Are your students dynamite practicers and do they regularly win competitions? Do students flock to you because of your stellar...

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Make your own dashing arrangement of Jingle...

About 4 years ago, Wendy Stevens of ComposeCreate.com asked her piano students to learn the chorus of “Jingle Bells” and create a variation. Each arranger was filmed debuting his/her arrangement and then made into a lovely...

Sweeten Piano Lessons

Sweeten Piano Lessons with Halloween Candy

Put that Halloween candy stash to good use and get some excellent practice results from your students with these suggestions. There’s nothing like candy to sweeten the deal. Speaking of practice, now is the time to practice SELF CONTROL...

Relating Baroque Art toBaroque Music

Relating Baroque Art to Baroque Music

If you are a first time visitor to my site, you may not be aware that this fall my studio went Baroque–I call it a Baroque Bash. The studio-wide theme means every student is working on a Baroque piece, learning about the major composers...