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New Ways to Use All Those Cups

If you haven’t caught on to the cup craze, make sure you do now by purchasing Wendy Steven’s Rhythm Cup Explorations. Her series of cup rhythms and silly cup antics are the perfect solution to your summer camps or group lessons...

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Tin Pan Rhythm App

If you haven’t yet purchased Tin Pan Rhythm because of my recommendation in a previous post of my 12 favorite apps, then make sure you purchase Tin Pan Rhythm now! Here’s an extended tutorial provided by the developers so I...

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Careful! Creativity May Lead to Addiction

There’s nothing quite like creating your own music. Have you tried it? Below is a video of my go at a boogie, something taught at the 2015 88 Creative Keys (88CKC) co-founded by Bradley Sowash and yours truly. Bradley developed a...

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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...