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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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How to tell when your child isn’t practicing.

Excellent article that applies to all instruments, and not only to the piano. (And it’s not too long, either!) Click Here to read it! Not much needs to be added to the article, but I do want to make the … 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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Colorful Clef Mnemonics

I know what some of you will say: “Don’t use mnemonics! It’s terrible!” While I do try to get students to memorize each note, or at least one starting note, sometimes a student needs the mnemonic to help them remember. … 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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