Composition Worksheet Using Student’s Names

This week at the beginning of my lessons, I’ve been teaching my students about motifs and how they work. We’ve been trying out different composition activities this year, and I thought it would be fun for them to create a motif out of their own name. Every time I tell…

New Video: Interactive PowerPoint Piano

Recently I’ve been experimenting with PowerPoint for my studio. I was able to use it to make a piano keyboard that plays the notes when clicked. I have a lot of ideas of how to use this for my studio, and I will post about some of those soon (when…

Business Cards: Vistaprint

 One day I was checking out at the grocery store and noticed that the Checker was wearing Treble Clef Earrings. I asked if she was a musician, and before I knew it, she had asked me for my business card. Business Cards are a great form of advertisement for a…

New Video Tutorial: How to Create PowerPoint Worksheets

I only started this blog in November, and before that I hadn’t made worksheets for my students; instead, I just downloaded them from other bloggers. When I was learning about how other teachers created worksheets, a lot of people were telling me that they used PowerPoint. Up until then, I…

Piano Pronto

I’m very excited, because my first order of “Piano Pronto” method books will be arriving today! I 25 books and a studio license for some digital tracks and saved $100 with the Easter sale they’ve got going on this week! I’ve heard a lot of great stuff about this method,…

Updated Look

Today I updated the look of the site.  I think it’s definitely an improvement. Here’s a reminder of how it used to look!

New SpringTime Assignment Stickers

These Assignment Stickers have a Springtime theme.  The entire sheet may be downloaded, or the individual stickers can be copied and pasted into mailing labels, and printed from your own computer. They are available on the Printable Stickers Page under “Assignment Stickers”.

Review: Weekly “Cool Songs” by Jerald Simon

When I was a child, long before I ever took piano lessons, I used to sit at the piano in my parents’ living room and pound random notes, pretending to be a rock star. Later, when I was a teenager, my parents had a CD that matched one of my…

New Sheet Music: Two Versions of  “Ode to Joy”

There are two new versions of “Ode to Joy” up on the Free Piano Sheet Music page this morning.  The first is a beginner version of the song. It can be downloaded with or without finger numbers under all the notes, depending on how you feel about finger numbers. The…