Tag Archives: Christmas

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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Recital Programs!

As a creative person, I do enjoy making an attractive product like a recital program, but sometimes they are a pain.¬†Below you will find a link to purchase some I have created, if you do not want to go through … Continue reading

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Recital Tips (gifts!)

As far as teaching careers are concerned, mine has been relatively short. I taught a few lessons as a teenager, but have only been consistently teaching for approximately 6 years. Here is what I have learned: Make a simple program … Continue reading

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3.5 Rules for Picking Christmas Music

It’s that time of year, when music teachers all over America (and I assume other places too!) begin picking Christmas music with their students. I enjoy this particularly because it is like hitting the reset button for the students: they … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS Duets for beginning Violin and Piano

Hello everyone! It’s October, and you know what that means for music teachers…time to start Christmas music! Two of my private students happen to be twins; they always want to try to play together, but since one is on violin … Continue reading

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What do I give my music teacher: Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Music Teachers

Hi all! It’s that time of year when we ask ourselves, “What can we give to our music teacher to show our appreciation without breaking the bank or giving them something that they may not like?” I have not taught … Continue reading

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What to give your teacher?

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah, I sure did! At the beginning of December my studio had recitals, and I was able to have a recital that consisted of mostly my students. It has been very … Continue reading

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Video: “Little Drummer Boy” by the Pentatonix

This is a great video that has been going around the internet since its release a few weeks ago. I absolutely love vocal percussion and doing sound effects with the voice (Eric Whitacre has some nice choral pieces like that) … Continue reading

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Video: “Angels we have Heard On High” – The Piano Guys

Christmas is just two days away, so I thought it appropriate to share something Christmas-y and musical. This is a really neat video created by The Piano Guys¬† in which four men play the same piano using special effects. You … Continue reading

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Music for Christmas Carols

Here are some links to various websites to find Christmas carols! http://www.carols.org.uk/ – This site is not the best, but it has some recordings, lyrics, facts, and a few games. http://hymnchords.net/ – Just what it sounds like…chords for hymns. http://makingmusicfun.netContinue reading

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