Friday Finds

Ethics and a Beautiful Pianoforte

 

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Wow, what an incredibly beautiful late 19th-century pianoforte | A Piano that Survived the Wrecking Ball Now a Time Machine to NY’s Gilded Age.

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After 5 years of not using a mousepad with my studio desktop, and wearing off the top of my (luckily cheap) desk, I realized I should probably get a mouse pad. Isn’t it cute? I’m a sucker for teal. Continue reading

Friday Finds

Beats Workout and a Piano Puzzle

 

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Canva made a big announcement this week. They’re introducing Canva Print. You can now order print items from your Canva designs. This could be a great tool for creating postcards for student birthday’s, posters for recitals, fliers for marketing, and more!

 

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How one teacher does rotating lessons, explained in detail.

 

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My husband and I haven’t drunk pop (or “soda” depending on where you’re from) in years. Our beverages of choice most of the time are water and unsweet tea. On occasion, I drink a single cup of hot tea and love using this tea stick. Continue reading

Friday Finds

24/6 and a Piano Safari Download

 

 

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If you’re a Piano Safari user, as I was searching the PS Facebook group recently, I came across this cute download for the animal rhythms.

 

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A practice challenge idea with a door-size keyboard chart.

 

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A friend of mine had a minor “accident” with a microplane grater (haven’t we all) to the point she had to go to the emergency room. In all seriousness (and a little humor), I gift-mailed her this microplane cut-protection glove. I’ve had one for years after learning my own lesson. You only need one to protect those precious piano hands! Continue reading

Friday Finds Inspiration

 

This week is a special round-up of finds. I have been a content junkie for a long time. I’m slowing down, but I couldn’t manage the number of sites I follow without my RSS reader, Feedly.

There are several sites I have been following for years that do similar week-end roundups that inspired me to start my Friday Finds for teachers. Today I share those favorites with you.

 

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Let it Be Sunday | Joy the Baker.

 

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Saturday Food Section | Williams-Sonoma Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Scrabble and Croissant Waffles

 

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Spring Seals, part of the duo over at 4D Piano Teaching, totally got to play on THE piano, on THE stage of THE Van CliburnWhat an amazing life experience.

 

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Jennifer’s tips on multitasking to process all those great printable resources that take so much time to print, cut, and laminate. Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Dogs, Rwanda, and the Mediocre Life

 

 

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I am loving this piano teacher’s new display wall – what a great way to get students curious about books and music. This idea is definitely now in my back pocket for my new studio/home! Thanks, Susan!

 

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Looking for a career move? The Ohio University School of Music in Athens Ohio how a full-time faculty job posting up. Details here.

 

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Star Wars fan or not – this Millennium-Themed Falcon Piano is pretty cool. The video is getting added to my fun music videos Pinterest page. My students love browsing these videos! Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Underground Conservatory

 

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I’ll admit, I’m not the teacher that is always up on all the “music/teaching” apps out there. Part of me can be a teensy-weensy bit slow at keeping up on that end. I was, however, happy to add to my iPad this week, TuneTrain especially for students who love to compose. The best part is that with a single tap, the student can transform their visual “picture” melody into actual notation. Fab. Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Spring Inspiration

 

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Did you know Music Mind Games has a rhythm solitaire app? It’s only $0.99 on the app store and will be a fun addition to my lab time. Rhythm and solitaire – a brilliant combination! Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Names and Sheet Music

 

 

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I just printed out Julie Knerr’s 20-Ways to Practice for a Recital to use with my students in the two weeks leading up to their recital. I printed the list page on one side and then printed the 25-check boxes image on the other side of the page.

 

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One of my favorite hymns is It is Well with My Soul. I downloaded the studio license. It’s already loaded into my ForScore app ready to play on Sunday. Continue reading