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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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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...

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The Perfect Paper-Free Gift for...

Kristin Jensen’s site called Ear Training and Improv offers unique worksheets, videos and posts to spur musical imaginations. Kristin’s growing library of clever resources is impressive. Since the special day is coming up shortly, I...

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From Head to Toe Performance Tip #3:...

Once a piece is memorized with all the details in place it would seem a successful performance would follow. I believe there are THREE MORE ESSENTIAL elements that guarantee a positive outcome for a rookie and seasoned performer. In my opinion...

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From Head to Toe Performance Tip #2: Make...

Once a piece is memorized with all the details in place it would seem a successful performance would follow. I believe there are THREE MORE ESSENTIAL elements that guarantee a positive outcome for a rookie and seasoned performer. In my opinion...

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From Head to Toe Performance Tip #1: Five...

Once a piece is memorized with all the details in place it would seem a successful performance would follow. I believe there are THREE MORE ESSENTIAL elements that guarantee a positive outcome for a rookie and seasoned performer. In my opinion...

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MTNA, Memphis and More

Hello, Loyal Readers. It was SO good to meet some of you in person this past week. I’ve been gallivanting for quite some time and my blogging has gone down the tubes. Before I return on my merry way to writing, I’m taking a moment...

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Win a Free iPad at MTNA and Other Important...

Want to win an iPad Air? Not using Piano Maestro YET? Going to Music Teachers National Association Conference in Las Vegas? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter the drawing to be held at the JoyTune’s Booth at the MTNA...

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Taking the Untraditional Plunge and Oozing...

If you missed Kristi Negri’s previous post, please click here and read all about how her summer vacation transformed her approach to teaching. Below, Kristi generously shares her strategic steps she took to integrate creativity into her...

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation – And Why...

Disclaimer: the guest author of this post, Kristi Negri, was not paid to write this gripping testimonial for the cause of creativity! Last summer, I made my second trek from Oregon to Dallas for the SMU Institute for Piano Teachers. My first...