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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...

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iPad Piano Teacher: Jennifer Foxx

Jennifer Foxx is a pioneer in the field of teaching piano with technology. I continue to learn new things, gather savvy tips and accumulate more apps thanks to her enlightening app reviews and iOS app list. She definitely qualifies as an iPad...

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A Free Yet Priceless Tip

Need a cheat sheet for improvisation? This tip below will save you in a pinch in your own playing and in your teaching. Stay tuned for a future post featuring an inspiring testimonial by Kristi Negri. A fine teacher from Oregon, Kristi was...

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Meet the MTNA President-Elect Candidates

Perhaps you are wondering what is MTNA? Music Teachers National Association is a professional organization dedicated to the support, growth, and development of music-teaching professionals. Learn more about it by clicking here. I’ve been...

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Consider the Wisdom of Winston Churchill

Spoiler Alert for those who have not seen the movie, The Imitation Game! The Imitation Game tells the true story of Alan Turing who was hired by the British government to crack the codes of Germany’s WWII Enigma machine used to...