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Celebrate 150 years of Canada with these...

Did you know that Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday? Nope? I didn’t either! Not until fellow teacher, Swan Keizebrink filled me in and was requesting a recital program cover for her studio recital in honor of her native...

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Use a Green Screen for Virtual Performances

The recital venue that I’ve enjoyed for years is no longer available for me to use. It’s a long story so I’ll save it for another post. This turned my world upside down and has had me looking for other possible venues and...

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Let’s Meet Up at MTNA!

Are you heading to Baltimore next week? It’s too late to register for the annual MTNA conference held March 18-22, but, you can do so at the hotel. Here’s all the info. If you are registered and ready to go, let’s get...

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Have a ball at group lessons!

Starting a composition and naming it can be tough. To charge up the creative juices, we played a game called “Would You Rather” with the help of a groove and a beach ball at this week’s group lessons. When I rang the bell...

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Classical Repertoire that Appeals to Teens

First, congratulations to Sara, Chris and Leticia for winning a free code to Waay–a hip app that teaches the theory behind songwriting. This tutorial app passes the hard-to-please teen test. Check it out here. Speaking of teens… In...

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Waay: A hip music app for teens and...

What app is a good fit for those who grow out of Piano Maestro, Flashnote Derby, Rhythm Swing…? If you have groomed pianists beyond the first couple of years of piano or any other instrument (hooray and congrats!), you are probably...

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Register NOW for the 88 Creative Keys 2017...

Take a moment to check out the video below –you’ll learn what we’re cooking up this summer at 88 Creative Keys and get a chuckle, too. Here we go! The 88 Creative Keys 2017 Workshop Registration is open. If you’ve been...

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Three MUST-HAVE Apps for Your Studio

Flashcards are a thing of the past thanks to Flashnote Derby. Rhythm Swing keeps students occupied for a full 30 minutes during Off Bench Time teaching rhythmic concepts with engaging tutorials and drills. Dragon Scales challenges students to...