Win a TpT Gift Card

Did you see the Eclipse? I hope so!!! Now that you experienced the solar eclipse, it’s time to take off those solar glasses and enter to win a $10 TpT Gift card! PLUS a thank you FREEBIE for EVERYONE!  (see details below) How to enter? Just simply fill out this short survey. EVERYONE will receive a link to a FREEBIE after submitting as a thank you for taking the time to fill it out. You will also be entered into a drawing to win a $10 TpT gift card! Win-Win! Deadline to fill out the survey and enter to win […]

Feature Friday: Practice Charts

Today’s Feature Friday is a set of 36 different practice charts to choose from. That is 3 different options each month! I just updated this file to INCLUDE an editable version. What does this mean for you? This means you can really take these beautiful and unique pages and turn them into whatever motivation experience you need for your students! Want to motivate practicing? Have a special practice incentive that month? Want to hold a special contest? The possibilities are endless! When you click on the link, be sure to also click on “look inside” for a preview of all the […]

Tech Tuesday: Organize Websites to iPad Folders

If you are like me, you have websites you use over and over again whether for yourself or for your students. While you can always bookmark those websites, if you are using the iPad (especially with students), I found it even better to create an icon for that specific website and pop them into one of my existing folders. For example, if I liked to use ClassicsforKids.com with my students and we were learning about a different composer each month, I may want to include it in my “Music History” folder on my iPad along with the rest of my […]

Feature Friday: Getting to Know You Worksheets

Feature Friday is back after a 2-week break. Since a lot of you are starting back to your fall semester, I thought I would feature my Getting to Know You worksheets.  I like to have students fill these out the first week back or when new students join. Really they can be used anytime you see fit. Want to change some of the questions? There is an editable version included too! I have students fill these out every year and LOVE seeing how the answers change each year. Be sure to read some of the comments below where teachers have […]

NCKP 2017 Photo Highlights

I thought I would post all the “behind the scenes” outside the sessions separately as I took quite a few pictures (but still missed a bunch!). I hope you enjoy! Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Lynnette and I met at the Phoenix, AZ airport and flew over to Chicago on Tuesday night.   Wednesday, July 26, 2017 One of my favorite things about attending conferences like this is meeting/seeing those who I know online! Thursday, July 27, 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 Saturday, July 29, 2017   NCKP went by so quickly. It’s amazing how time truly does fly when you […]

NCKP 2017 Saturday Sessions

Willis Showcase It was the last day of NCKP and Glenda Austin was the perfect person to kick it off. The theme to this showcase was “Happy Birthday Mr. Gillock!” showcasing many of Mr. Gillock’s pieces. If you are you are friends with Glenda on Facebook then you probably have seen her little video “snippets” that she has shared. She decided to take those snippets and create a complete book called Holiday Encores which include those short Christmas pieces. This was a fun surprise and I’m so excited to play through them. One could not celebrate Mr. Gillock’s birthday without a birthday treat, […]

NCKP 2017 Friday Sessions

Strike a Chord Showcase  The first showcase of the morning that I attended was by Elyse Weakley who developed an app called Strike a Chord. I met Elyse several years back at an MTNA conference. At that time Strike a Chord was brand new so I was looking forward to seeing what additions have been made. Strike a Chord is an iOS app where students are learning and playing chord symbols that guide them through improvisation and composition projects that they can record. If you want some hands on creating along with theory application, Strike a Chord is an easy […]