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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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Don’t Do That! (Try This Instead!)

By Dr. Matthew McCutcheon This is a list of common pitfalls that many school ensemble directors unknowingly fall into. While directed more toward wind ensembles, these can be applied just as easily to chorus or strings. The basic concepts are … Continue reading

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Sing Your Way to Health!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that all the teachers out there are enjoying their time away from children. I can tell you that it’s VERY quiet at my house while I am home, … Continue reading

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App: Piano Maestro!

Helloooooo music teachers! I want to take a brief moment to share about an app that an adult piano student recommended to me, and I love it! It is the Piano Maestro app for iPad. I am not sure if … Continue reading

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Resource: Vocal Warm-Ups and Sight-Reading Exercises

I found a fantastic book that every voice teacher should have in their collection, it is called The Private Voice Studio Handbook, written by Joan Frey Boytim. The author is well-known for her many solo compilation books and it is … Continue reading

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Practice Advice from Bud Herseth

An article that was shared with me that includes some excellent practice advice from renowned trumpeter Bud Herseth. Enjoy! http://brassmusiconline.com/Articles/practise-advice-from-bud-herseth/  

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Article: “Fearlessness” – Overcoming Stage Fright

An article from Indiana University by Jeff Nelson, the hornist in the Canadian Brass (who also happens to be a pig farmer in Alberta, Canada). Check out his 10 Tips for Becoming Fearless; these can be applied to performances, meetings, … Continue reading

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Website Feature: Making Music Fun .net

One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net ┬áThere is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a … Continue reading

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Fun Stuff and Merchandise – Links

Fun Stuff & Merchandise Games: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/ypgto/index.aspx Band Nerd http://www.bandnerd.com/ Music Express Magazine: http://www.musicexpressmagazine.com/downloads/ Has downloads, lessons and more! Essential Elements Interactive: https://www.essentialelementsinteractive.com/ An interactive website for students, teachers, and parents. From the people who … Continue reading

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