6 Week Challenge – Free Printable

I always feel like students need a little extra push after Christmas break.  The spring semester is longer, and there are less breaks.  When the school year starts kids are excited for new things.  January, February, March can drag on.  At the beginning of this year I...

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Beginner Arranging 101

Arranging. The word seems to scare my students to death sometimes! They believe that only the amazing Kevin Olsen or Carol Matz can arrange a tune they are familiar with into something they can play. When I gave out our first arranging assignment of the semester,...

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MTNA Sessions

It's been a little quiet around here lately, and that's because we've been busy!  We're putting final touches on our presentations for the MTNA National Conference at Disney World.  We can't believe it's almost time! We hope to see you around and the conference, and...

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Why I DON’T Teach from Home

  After recently adding a Boston Grand to my home (read about it here), I've gotten this question several times: "So will you teach from home now?"  My answer is, no.  The point of this post is not to bash those who do teach from home.  Instead, I want to share my...

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