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 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 […]

NCKP 2017 Thursday Sessions

Alfred Showcase Tom Gerou, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster’s presented a showcase, From Solo to Concerto: Variety in the Studio. They introduced us to new materials includes solos, duets, masterworks, concertos, and a keyboard history book. Game Theory vs Theory Games by Linda Christensen, Stella Sick & Shana Kirk Have you ever heard of Game Theory? I’ve heard the phrase “Game Theory” online for awhile but never really looked at exactly what it meant. I just assumed it was video game based but it actually goes much deeper AND doesn’t even have to be a video game. Linda, Stella and […]

NCKP 2017 Pre-Conference Wednesday

  This was my first time attending the NCKP conference. I was so excited because I have heard over and over again how it is the best conference to go to if you teach piano. It was also my first time in Chicago and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t very humid. The weather was absolutely beautiful the entire time we were there. I roomed with my friend, Lynnette Barney. This was our 9th or 10th conference rooming together and we always have so much fun. My favorite part of these conferences are seeing teachers that I have known online! I […]

MER Store Highlights

It’s back to school time which means it’s time to think about lesson planning, organization, and preparation for the school year. I thought I would highlight some of the resources you can find in my store. Just click on a banner to be directed over to that category.                               Also remember! All my online courses are on sale through August 31st when you use the code: SUMMEREDUCATION  Be sure to ‘Like’ Music Educator Resources on Facebook and follow Music Educator Resources on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, discounts, reviews […]