I love to do practice incentive programs with my students each year. Not only do they help motivate many of my students, but just having a new theme to look forward to motivates and gets me excited for the new year. The great thing about practice incentive program is that not only it helps engage students during the year but it helps them accomplish goals. Whether it is specific practice goals or leveling up in some way, they are able to really see measurable progress. For today’s Feature Friday I thought I would highlight all the practice incentive programs that […]
It’s Feature Friday! I thought I would feature my latest online video course. All my courses can be taken/watched at any time. There is no expiration to get through them. Though I do recommend setting a personal deadline. Summer is the perfect time for some personal and teacher development. I enjoy learning. There are couple things that really fascinate me. First is the brain specifically how we learn And second, how to engage students in their learning. These two things go hand and hand and it’s a subject I’ve wanted to present for awhile. What started out as a live 50 min. presentation turned into a […]
One of my favorite group lesson activities was one I did over 10 years ago, composer time capsules. Time capsules are a fun way to not only learn about someone but they are a great way to remember interesting facts and stories. A couple years ago I started to make my composer time capsules available for teachers to use. Each time capsule comes with 16 facts about a composer and picture cards representing those facts. The best way to see what these time capsules are all about is to watch me introduce them in this video. (The video is older so it […]
Practice Makes Perfect or DOES It is a workshop I have been holding with my students for over 10 years. It is one of my favorites because students walk away fully armed with a better understanding of how they should practice. Watch the video to find out which resource I use with students is one of my favorites and why. While I use this workshop for my piano students, it really can be used with any instrument. I think there is only one page in the workbook you would want to pull and just one of the optional outside resources you may not want to use (or can […]
It’s been a while since I have done Feature Friday and I decided to not only bring it back but add some benefits to you! Every Friday I will be featuring a resource in my store. On the day that resource is featured it will go on SALE until 10:00pm AZ MST time that night. If it’s something you are interested in, be sure to snag it right away. Music Lab Task Cards I wanted to begin with the music lab task cards for 3 reasons! 1) They literally changed my studio this year! Students are focused, engaged and most importantly, lab […]
Can you believe we are saying goodbye to 2016? What a year it has been! I didn’t realize how big of a year it’s been until I started working on this post. I want to thank you for being part of it all! Before the January newsletter goes out on the 1st, I wanted to share the BEST OF 2016. What have been some of your favorites this year? BEST BLOG POSTS- The most popular posts by month… January- Start the Year off Right with S.M.A.R.T. Goals– In this post I share what S.M.A.R.T. goals are and how you use them […]
There is a timer that I LOVE to use during music lab time but really can be used for anything you would want/need a timer for. I thought I would share a video of what makes this timer so special. You can purchase the Time Tracker Mini at Amazon here. Want to know more information about the music lab task cards that have changed how I do music lab? Read the Q&A post here for answers to questions and several helpful videos. Disclaimer: The amazon affiliate link included help me share reviews such as this one and keep this blog […]
Thank you for your patience while I was changing hosts with my blog. If all went according to plans, you shouldn’t have experienced any downtime. If you did, we are all changed over so everything should be up and running! Yay! I wanted to feature a fun rhythm game today that you can use with your students at a Christmas party, group lesson or camp. Christmas Body Beat Rhythm Game is a spin off of the game “concentration” with a fun rhythm twist. To see it in action be sure to watch the Feature Friday video below or by clicking here! […]
I’m really excited to show you this game in action! It’s a quick game and super fun for students to play! Enjoy today’s Feature Friday! Niddy Noddy Rhythm Wars is included in the Deluxe Edition of the Magical Lute: A Musical Quest but is also available separately here. Be sure to ‘Like’ FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPSResources on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, discounts, reviews and other music resources! And don’t forget to join the exclusive email newsletter!
It’s Feature Friday! Featuring a student favorite during this time of year! Boo! A Rhythm Bump It Game! Check out the video to see how it’s played… Be sure to ‘Like’ FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPSResources on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, discounts, reviews and other music resources! And don’t forget to join the exclusive email newsletter!