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 […]

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 […]

Feature Friday: MEGA Music Puzzle BUNDLE

*Heads up- next week I will be skipping Feature Friday while I am in Chicago for the NCKP conference. It will resume the following week.   Do you remember doing puzzles growing up? I grew up doing puzzles with my mom and siblings. My mom loved doing puzzles and many times she would have a card table set up in the family room with a puzzle on it, especially during the summer months when we were out of school. Reading and puzzles were a favorite summer activity. Wonderful memories! I thought I would feature my MEGA puzzle bundle which includes 12 […]

Feature Friday: Practice Incentive Programs

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 […]

Feature Friday: Activate the Brain!

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 […]

Feature Friday: Composer Time Capsules

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 […]

Feature Friday: Practice Makes Perfect or Does 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 […]