Calliope Musical Circus

Come One, Come All to the Calliope Musical Circus! Students will be focusing on improving their ensemble skills with the goal of learning at least one duet a month. As they are passing off their duets they will be choosing from 10 different “circus acts” which are challenges varying from learning a piece by rote, composing, learning “animal” techniques to improve their playing and more! Throughout the program, students will also have the opportunity to earn tickets when they “strive for 5!” Throughout the program, students will also have the opportunity to earn tickets when they “strive for 5!” A […]

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 […]

Purposeful Practice

  One of my favorite things to talk about and create things for is practice. I’ve created lots of different practice tools for my students over the years after all it is something they must do if they want to get better, right? I think one reason I find the subject so fascinating is that despite all our efforts as teachers, there is still those students that just don’t do it. Why do you think that is? Well we can spend quite a bit of time speculating and as we know the reasons will vary depending on the student. But […]

Makeover Madness

I am participating in a #TPTSellerChallenge where we are supposed to give some of our old products a makeover! I’ve been doing some small makeovers the last week or so but I was really excited because I knew which product in my store needed a major makeover. It has been on my list for awhile and this has given me the push to get it done! So I am happy to announce that Magic of Music got a makeover! Check out some of these before and after pics! HUGE difference! It makes me want to do this incentive program all over again! […]

Reach Beyond the Stars- Student Booklets

I just picked up my order of the student booklets for the Reach Beyond the Stars program. They look so good! I thought I would share my printing instructions to my printer in case you wanted to do your booklets like these. (Other options include comb binding and 3-hole punch for binders) Saddle stitch staple binding Front cover- Reach Beyond the Stars Student BkCover.pdf Inside cover- Planet Practice Chart.pdf (Inside pages will be back to back…) Page 1- Reach Beyond the Stars Advancement Log.pdf Page 2- Reach Beyond the Stars Mission Overview.pdf Page 3-5- Mission Assignments.pdf Page 6+ (however many weeks […]

Reach Beyond the Stars Badges

I just finished up my first order of Reach Beyond the Stars badges and getting ready to ship them off to the teacher and her students! So excited! Students will earn these badges as they advance ranks. When you purchase the Reach Beyond the Stars Practice Incentive Program, you have the option to make your own badges for your students or order them. If you decide to order them through me (you will see ordering details when you purchase the program), please give me a good 2-3 week notice before you need them. Depending on your studio size, they can […]