Classroom DIY: Crate Seats
If you've been anywhere on the internet you know what a crate seat is... an ingenius combination of crate for storage and cushioned top for sitting. They are a perfectly clever addition to the classroom. Although I've always admired them, I never really had the need for these stools in my own classroom until recently. Right before spring break my 4th grade students and I did a one week "trial" of flexible seating. It was a wonderful way to see if flexible seating was going to be beneficial…
14 Common Musical Terms All Piano Players Need to Know
As you learn to read music, you'll come across many sheet music terms that indicate the tempo, style, and more. Here are 14 common terms to know!
Welcome Sign Freebie
Post this colorful sign for your Meet the Teacher Night or 1st Day of School to welcome students and their families!
Quoteable Quote Monday - Why I Teach Music
Free printable for your classroomClick here to download a copy of this poster for your classroomThis is why I teach music ...not because I expect you to major in music, not because I expect you to play or sing all your life, not so you can relax, not so you can have fun,but so you will
Infographic: How to Practice Piano for Your Best Results
What's the best way to practice piano? Here, online piano teacher Crystal B. shares her recommendation for breaking down a 30-minute practice session.
5 Ways To Recognize One Note – How To Read Notes On The Staff
It seems everyone has a theory on how best to teach piano students to recognize notes on the staff. Some teachers live and breathe mnemonics while other teachers loathe mnemonics. Some teachers drill with flashcards while other teachers find this practice old-fashioned and archaic. The truth is... everyone is right and everyone is wrong. When it comes to recognizing notes on the staff, there is no agreement on best teaching practice because there is no one right way. There simply can't be…
Best Piano Practice Chart Ever | My Fun Piano Studio
This piano practice chart is designed to help students practice more, practice better & learn to be accountable for their progress. Click here to print free
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5 Signs That Your Piano Students Are Making A Plea For Practice Guidance
You can be a piano teacher with superhuman powers, but if your students don’t go home and work on what they’ve learned in lessons, progress will be painful. And, when progress is painful (because they haven’t practiced), you will hear a world of excuses. But you should not ignore their excuses. Instead, you should treat them as a plea for practice help. In the infographic below we're sharing the most common excuses piano students make for missed practice and what you can do about it. Don’t…