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The New Site is Here!

  This week marks the two year anniversary of ModernMusicTeaching.com! That makes this the perfect time to unveil the new site. I just finished transferring Modern Music Teaching to a new webhost, and I’m very excited about the opportunities this will open up! Over the next few weeks, I will continue…

Five Changes I Would Make if I could go back to the beginning of my music teaching career

5 Things I Would Change If I Had a Do-Over

If you could go back and change 5 things about your education & career preparation, what would they be? I was recently asked to take part in a survey of Arts Alumni from Colleges & Universities across the U.S. The surveyors asked about my work environment and annual income. There…

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Big Changes Coming!

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the blog, and I wanted to reassure you that I haven’t given up on writing or creating resources. In fact, I’m currently switching over to a self-hosted WordPress site. ​I’ve never used WordPress before, but I’m excited about…

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Why You Need a Website

Hello again–It feels like too long since my last blog post! Like many of you, I started my new teaching schedule at the beginning of September. I’ve also been working on a late intermediate piano solo collection for Composers Community/Piano Pronto (It’s nearly finished). Before I knew it, September was…

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Free Music Candy Bar Template: Last Minute Recital Gifts

Are you getting ready for your Studio Recital? Mine is only a week away, and my current project is the thank you gift I always give to my students. My recital venue doesn’t allow refreshments, so I like to give my students a little treat as they leave. I usually…

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Dog in the Dog House: Teaching Keyboard Geography to Young Students

Several months ago, I was scrolling through a Facebook Group for Piano Teachers when I came across a story used for teaching beginners the white notes on the keyboard. Teachers were calling it the “Dog in the Dog House” Story.One of the teachers in the group had created the fantastic picture aides in…

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