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How to Boost Creativity with the Power of...

Perhaps you had a startling revelation like I did? Watch the video and see if your story is like mine. Click here if you can’t see it. Take the challenge and take charge My shortcomings were made apparent and a challenge came my way...

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Black Cat Strut: A Cool Improvisation for...

Improvising can be a little scary. It’s even scarier when both hands are required! Here’s an accessible improvisation that offers tasks for both hands. While the left hand stays pretty simple it still sounds black-cat cool. With the...

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Use Fresh Produce to Produce Strong Rhythm...

You must admit, reading from the grand staff is difficult and as you may know it’s not easy to teach either! The process of reading the “map for music” involves many steps including these four: Identification of the pitch...

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The Makings of a Great Website: 7 Things You...

If you are around my age–definitely older than 29 but still feeling 29–you’ve had to make friends with websites, social media platforms, emails, webinars with little or no training. Those younger than our...

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How to Use SproutBeat and a Special Offer

How would answer these questions? Do you want to easily integrate the iPad into your curriculum? Do you despise a paper trail of random worksheets? Do you often run out of ink for your printer? Do you find that theory book assignments are...

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Webinar on Rhythm: The to key to unlocking...

How many times do you ask, plead, bribe and perhaps even force your students to count aloud? We may see the benefit of it but until they do, it’s a futile assignment. Is counting out loud even that beneficial? Why not come around your...

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Extreme Studio Makeover: Becky’s Story

Ever wonder what it’s like for someone to move from a comfortable place and yet feel the nudge to take a risk AND jump on it? Becky Cappelli did just that and it’s a great story. (By the way, she is even sweeter than she looks!)...

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Got Questions about Rhythm Make it Count ...

Thank you SO much for the overwhelmingly positive support you’ve shown Rhythm Make it Count. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a resource that features iPad app assignments and off bench activities to reinforce rhythm...

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Make Rhythm Count in Your Studio with THIS...

It’s hot off the 88PK press: Rhythm Make It Count! Many readers have asked how I organize my Off Bench time. In a nutshell, Off Bench time is when two students arrive at the same time and while one works with me at the piano, the other...