Book of the Month: August 2021

The music store I teach out of recently began a new partnership with a local piano store. This has many, many benefits. But by far my favorite is the beautiful, new, and shiny Yamaha they put in my studio. It is much more elegant, has great touch and tone, and is all around an exceptional …

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Resource Roundup: Back to School

Although July seemed to slide into August without much fanfare, the "back to school" feeling has definitely descended upon Cleveland. I am one of those people who enjoy each season, but also enjoy the change of seasons. Summer was fun, busy, and active. But by the time school starts I'll be ready for a steady …

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Your Littlest Piano Ninjas

My youngest student is currently 3 years old, and right now we are focusing on counting, finger independence, and music appreciation. I also have 4 and 5 year old students working right alongside the rest of my students (I really do teach age 3-93 😉 ). And although some teachers refuse to teach little ones …

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Book of the Month: July 2021

In The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom chooses Music to narrate the life of Frankie Presto. We begin by finding ourselves at Frankie's funeral, his death surrounded by mystery and intrigue. As the book transitions between funeral-goers and their stories of knowing Frankie to Music's telling of Frankie's life, the reader gets an …

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Kinesthetic Learning Meets Ear Training

Kinesthetic learning meets ear training in today’s free printable! I recently saw an old picture my mom had taken of me from high school. In it I was reading a book. But I wasn’t sitting on a chair, in the grass, or on my bed. I was walking around my house in circles while I …

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When music meets real life … July’s Roundup

If you've been around the blog recently, you've likely noticed that I have committed to taking hold of as many touchpoints with my students and their families as is possible - and as makes sense. Too much communication, and everyone gets frazzled and annoyed. Too little, and the same is likely to happen. So I …

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Ninja Note Flashcards

This past weekend turned out with beautiful weather for the Fourth of July here in Ohio, and I took every opportunity to enjoy it! A weekend of biking, hiking, kayaking, and swimming later, I woke up today sore and feeling worn out. Thankfully in that I-really-enjoyed-it-all kind of way, but nevertheless worn. My neighbors probably …

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