Review: Piano Masterminds

I wanted to give a shout out to Rachel Bradley. She created a piano warm-up book, called Piano Masterminds: Warm-ups for a Growth Mindset. As you know this year, my studio is doing a super-hero themed program, A.N.T.H.E.M. When I created A.N.T.H.E.M. I wanted to create it with a growth mindset in mind. A super-hero themed program had been on my to-do list for years and I knew these two things would work well together. So when Rachel contacted me to let me know about her Piano Masterminds book and how it is not only a piano warm-up book, but it […]

Top 3 Reasons to Join MTNA

I think sometimes it’s easy to forget when there is so much support online nowadays with social media that being a member of a professional group still has many benefits. I have been a member of MTNA since 2000 (easy date to remember) and wanted to share my top 3 reasons why I recommend joining or renewing your membership.   Local Support When I joined MTNA, I lived in a smaller city, Tooele, Utah. At the time, I had no idea how many other piano teachers were in my city and I had no idea of the friends I would end […]

Review: Metronome+ App

  Joe, with Dynamic App Design, recently contacted me to let me know that the Metronome+ app recently undergone a complete redesign. If you own this app, be sure to update if you haven’t already. I received a promo code to unlock all the features for review purposes. If you are not familiar with this app, I share an inside look at Metronome+ in the video below.     Metronome+ is free to download with the following in-app purchase options. (Unlock everything is going to give you the best value) Unlock Everything$3.99 Enable Option Menu$1.99 Record Mode$1.99 Pitch Mode$1.99 Setlist Mode$1.99 Practice […]

Fall Kickoff 2018

This last week was our fall kickoff! I always look forward to the fall kickoff. I have been doing this for years and found that not only is it a great way to get excited about the new school year but it has also been a perfect way to ease back into a routine without the overwhelm. This is the time where I introduce our new theme, we share what they have done over the summer, do some kind of activity and/or game. Students come on their normal scheduled lesson day, but all the same hour. If they can’t make […]

Follow Aria’s Musical Adventures on Instagram

The results are in and it looks like Aria will be keeping her name! She has her new superhero mask and she is ready to go! Thank you to those who submitted an idea. I decided to send a “SUPERize” to all of you who did. So check your email and I hope you enjoy! I will be sharing Aria’s musical adventures throughout the year on Instagram so feel free to follow along by following MusicEducatorResources on Instagram. You can also follow the hashtag #ariasmusicaladventures as well. I just finished all my fall kickoff sessions this week so I will […]

Music Educator Community

Whether you teach privately or in the classroom, join me in the Music Educator Community Facebook group! This group is a closed support for music teachers who have used (or interested in using) digital resources from Music Educator Resources and/or have registered for any of the online courses. This is a community of like-minded teachers where we share ideas, ask questions, give or receive advice, feedback and more! In addition, I will keep you in the loop of new resources when they come available as well as updates so you always have the latest version, sales, and special discounts. See […]

Surprise the Teacher at Fall Kickoff

When do you kick off fall semester? My fall semester begins next week. I just got back from vacation so I’m busy pulling everything together. Luckily, all the big stuff was done before I left so now it’s all the little things that can add up. In my piano studio, I do what is called, Fall Kickoff for the first lesson of the year. All my students come on their normal lesson day at the same time. I introduce our new theme. (This year it is the A.N.T.H.E.M. program) If they can’t make it on their normal lesson day at […]

A.N.T.H.E.M. A Superhero Practice Incentive Music Program

  I’m SUPER excited to announce that the new practice incentive theme, A.N.T.H.E.M. has been released. This year students will be training to become musical superheroes! If you have done a superhero theme in the past, trust me, you will want to do it again as it is nothing like anything you have done before! A.N.T.H.E.M. is a practice incentive program for music teachers. It is a teacher-licensed resource which means everything included in the A.N.T.H.E.M. program is reproducible for all your students. You can choose to print and use everything or pick and choose what you woudl like. Whether […]

Practice Webinars For Teachers

There are two webinars in July that you will want to check out. Practicing is a subject we can never learn enough about so I wanted to let you know about them. The first one is just around the corner on Monday, July 9th. Chris Owenby with PracticeHabits asked me to join him online and present to you about Motivational Practice Tips and Resources. It is free to register so I’d love to see you there! If you can’t make it live, a replay link will be available for a few days. Register by clicking on the picture below.   […]