Review: Jingle Those Bells

Once a year about mid to late October I give my students Christmas books so they can start learning their Christmas music for our annual Christmas camp and/or music at the mall performance. While I like to give suggestions to what I think they would enjoy (or what I would really LOVE for them to play) I always have them make the final decision on what they would like to perform. It is inevitable that I will have a handful of students that want to play… can you guess it? Yep! Jingle Bells! But what if… you had a book that […]

Christmas Camp: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I just love this time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…. I LOVE Christmas music. It just has a way of lifting the spirits and I do not mind it one bit when I hear it in stores, restaurants or radio a little bit “early”. Matter of fact, I was having breakfast with my husband at one of our favorite places last weekend and my eyes totally lit up when I found myself singing along and realizing it was Christmas music!   I have been telling my students this week that Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away, can you believe […]

Christmas Around the World (Sneak Peak)

I’ve been working hard on getting the Christmas Around the World camp done. Even though I’ve done this camp before in my studio, I’m pretty much starting from scratch. While it has been quite the project, it’s been a fun journey in research. My husband is getting his daily doses of “did you know?” followed about what I have been learning about these different countries. I thought I would give you a sneak peak and a tip if this is something you are thinking about doing a Christmas camp or a group lesson. If you follow me on TpT you will […]

Supersonics Piano Christmas!

Daniel McFarlane has been ringing in the wild bells and arranging a bunch of FUN Christmas music you should really check out! Dashing through the Snow, Ring the Bells, Rebellion, Falalalalalala and Jingle Jangle… Each one is an interpretation unlike any other. If your students gravitate towards the different and exciting possibilities with some well known carols, they will enjoy any of these new intermediate-advanced arrangements. Click here to view and listen to the selections. While you are visiting Supersonics Piano, don’t forget that the 30% off Halloween special is coming to an end on the 31st! Click here to view the […]