Friday, November 25, 2011

What I'm Reading this Week - November 25

To those of you living in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  One of the things I'm thankful for this year is you readers.  Thanks for your support.  Enjoy this week's finds!

What role does talent play in acquiring a high level of skill

Try out this fun rhythm game from Joy at Color in My Piano to use for your studio or your music class. 

If you have business cards, here's a creative way to display them. 

Looking for a gift idea this holiday season that you can also use to promote your studio?  Take a look these personalized magnets.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

What I'm Reading this Week - November 18

Here are this week's finds.  Have fun!

Get some free music from Alexander Street Press.

As a music teacher, how do you cover your expenses over the summer?  Over on the Studio Helper Blog, Kim has some great pointers on setting up your budget.

How do you get your students to practice?  What about paying them?

If you're on Twitter, here are some musicians who are fun to follow.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What I've Been Reading this Week - November 11

Here are some of my finds from this week.  Enjoy!

"Reels: Paddy on the Turnpike / The Scholar" by Tony DeMarco and Fionn Ó Lochlainn from the album "The Sligo Indians"
Get this free track of some incredible fiddle music.

9 Tips for Teaching Piano to Young Ages | Color in My Music
If you teach young children or are thinking of teaching young children, this article address some of the key things you need to know.  Joy does a great job exploring how to engage with this age group.

Good Puppy! | Pianoanne
Want to add some fun to your music lessons?  Anne presents another great (and cute!) game to use with your students.

Celtic Guitar Tab: Granny In the Corner | Anton Emery
Here's a really nice and not too challenging celtic guitar piece.  Perfect to use with your late beginner or early intermediate students. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

What I've Been Reading this Week - November 4

Happy November!  I hope your month has started out well.  Have fun with the finds listed below.  

Online Music Games | Sing a New Song
Are you looking for games to play with your students?  Jeana lists quite a few in this blog post.  And, they're even all organized by skill level. 

Online Museum about the History of Music Printing
Want to know more about how music has been printed through the ages?  Check out this great resource.  It's also perfect to use to develop a lesson for your music class.

Free Classical Download: Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto
Enjoy some of Vivaldi's music for free with this download. 

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