Almost one month ago exactly, I mentioned in my post on conducting year-end student evaluations meetings with students, that I had a BIG announcement I was making to my studio families during our one-on-one meetings this year.
Of course, many families wanted to take a guess. Most came up with: I was either pregnant, moving, or hiring an assistant.
Do you want to take a guess too before I let you in on the secret?
My friend, Joy Morin over at Color in My Piano has been wanting to do a retreat at her home for piano teachers for a long time and this is the year!
I’m excited to be a part of this 3-day retreat at her home in Northwestern Ohio this coming August as the official “food planner.” Yea!
This is the time of year everyone’s making plans for the summer months. Add this to your list!
For details visit Joy’s website.
Natalie Weber over at Music Matters Blog just shared an in-depth post on how she started using Evernote to track repertoire. She’s included screenshots and lots of details on her tagging system – check out her post:
Finally, a Way to Track Repertoire!
Yes, I would like to try Evernote!
Use this link to sign up or to upgrade the subscription you already have, and I will give you free access to a shared notebook in Evernote where I have compiled some note templates you may find useful as an independent music teacher including Student Information Forms, What to Include in Your Newsletter, Action Lists for Conferences and Board Meetings, a Grocery List, To-Do List, and the Student Evaluation Form.
Please note, access to the shared notebook will be sent via email within a few days.
By now many of you are aware that I am a huge Evernote fan. I can’t help it! Nothing else has been able to match this productivity workhorse in regards to the way I work and capture information.
I have been using it for 5 years and every year I continually improve and streamline how I use it on a daily basis not only in my professional life but in my personal life as well. The first time I shared with you how I use it as an independent teacher was in December 2016 in the post/video Evernote: An Independent Music Teacher’s Handbook.
That initial post was followed up with:
Evernote Part 2 [Web Clipper]
Evernote Part 3 [Account Features, Tagging, and More]
Using Evernote for Student Evaluations
I am super excited to announce that in January 2017, after completing a training course, I was accepted into the Evernote Community Leader (ECL) program! Continue reading
On my 12-hour drive to the MTNA conference, I take a moment to check my email. I see an email from “MTNA Foundation Fund.”
“Oh my, this is it!” I think…”did I get it?”
The preview subject: “Dear Amy, The Teacher Enrichment Grant Committee has…”
Ah! The suspense. They’re going to make me OPEN the email to find out?!…
The final day has arrived for the one-year anniversary celebration of Piano Pantry!
Thank you to everyone who entered Monday’s (day 4) giveaway! Congratulations to Elizabeth Poore (who has been notified via email) winner of a one-year subscription (Plus) for the Sproutbeat app! Thanks to all who entered.
Unlike the rest of the 24-hour giveaways, I’ve decided to extend the deadline for today’s giveaway to three days. It will close at 12:00 am on Friday, March 17.
Why you ask?
Today’s sponsor is Music Teachers National Association. Thanks to their generosity, they agreed to sponsor the price of a National membership to a NEW member (someone who has never been a member). I want to allow plenty of time to get the word out! *(To further clarify, the award is the national level portion, not state or local).
It’s day four of the one-year anniversary celebration of Piano Pantry!
Thank you to everyone who entered Friday’s (day 3) giveaway. Congratulations to Kathy Beemer, winner of the 1-year subscription to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine!
I’m only giving away items that I currently use and love. Unlike the rest of the days, because of the nature of the final ($75) surprise giveaway, entries will be open for three days and will close at 12:00 am on Friday, March 17. Curious? You’ll have to come back tomorrow for the final reveal!
Today’s sponsor is Eik Siang Mar, owner and creator of the Sproutbeat App. I first met Eik at MTNA 2016 and enjoyed getting to know her more at the Ohio MTA conference this past fall. If you know or see Eik at MTNA, please join me in thanking her for sponsoring today’s giveaway!
It’s day three of the one-year anniversary celebration of Piano Pantry!
Thank you to everyone who entered yesterday’s (day 2) giveaway. The winner of Day 2: John Feierabend’s “Move It!” DVD was Christie Ventura who has been notified via email). Congratulations!
I’m only giving away items that I currently use and love. We have two more days to go. Monday and Tuesday of next week, (March 13, 14) will be high price prizes!
It’s day two of the one-year anniversary celebration of Piano Pantry. As a thank you to everyone for giving me a chance in the crowded blog world, I’m hosting 5-days of giveaways.
Thank you to everyone who entered yesterday’s giveaway sponsored by Marilyn Lowe. The winner of Day 1: Music Moves for Piano Keyboard Games Book A was Karen Lien!
I’m only giving away items that I currently use and love. After today, there will be one more prize worth $20 (a “foodie” giveaway) and two BIG prizes worth four times that much!
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by me! If you want to know a little more about me, the life I life, and what makes me tick, you can read more here. If not, that’s OK too – read on! 🙂
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Piano Pantry, I wanted to do something big for you all as a “thank you” for giving this newbie (me!) a shot in this blogosphere world. So THANK YOU!
Here’s the kicker – I’m only giving away items that I currently use and love. Three days will be prizes worth around $20 including one “foodie” giveaway, and two days will be BIG with one worth up to $75 and the other worth $90.
Today’s Giveaway is sponsored by Marilyn Lowe, author, and creator of Music Moves for Piano. I was blessed to get to know Marilyn and be trained by her during my training in Music Learning Theory and Music Moves for Piano through the Gordon Institute August 2016 in Boston. You can read more about that here.