Author Archives: Lady Fair

About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.

Bananas: The Natural Anxiety Reducer

Like you, I was somewhat skeptical when someone told me bananas could help reduce anxiety. After reading this article, I was convinced! For those of you who still have recitals, concerts, or auditions, consider eating some bananas before you go. … Continue reading

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My TpT Resources

If you haven’t visited the Teachers Pay Teachers website, you’re missing out. There you will find TONS of printable resources, lesson plans, activities, and so much more that you can use in your classroom, or even with your own children … Continue reading

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The Vocal Mechanism and MRI

Long time no see. That’s because I’ve been growing my student base as well as working on a novel (you can learn more about that on my other blog).I am going to attempt to be more regular and share more … Continue reading

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“NoteSpeed” game for Solfege!

I recently bought the amazing game called NoteSpeed. My students like it, and I enjoy it too! But I thought it would be great if there were a solfege version (there isn’t) so I decided to make one for myself! … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings: Please, don’t scare the children.

Note: This is not a political statement either for or against guns, just something worth noting if you teach children. Most of my students are either young and blissfully unaware of the shooting that ocurred last week, or they are … Continue reading

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Chord Identification Flash Cards

Flashcards I created for another piano teacher. They are meant to help students practice identifying their major and minor keys and chords. Includes: 33 major & minor chords, plus Cb7, C diminished, C augmented. 14 cards for identifying what chord … Continue reading

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Holiday Solfege Bingo!

In this 5×5 bingo game students are given a short phrase from a popular Christmas or Hannukah tune (both sacred and secular included) and the starting “do”, along with the key signature. Use this fun bingo game to test your … Continue reading

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