Friday Finds

24/6 and a Piano Safari Download

 

 

1

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.

 

2

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

 

3

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.

 

1

Let it Be Sunday | Joy the Baker.

 

2

Saturday Food Section | Williams-Sonoma Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Scrabble and Croissant Waffles

 

1

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.

 

2

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

 

 

1

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!

 

2

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

 

3

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

 

1

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

 

1

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

 

 

1

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.

 

2

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

Friday Finds 

All the hype over this?

 

1

The name “Clafoutis” alone makes me want to bake this beautiful french desert. Rustic, and cozy. I wouldn’t tackle a dessert like this without my cherry pitter though!

 

2

How Joy has been using MLT in her studio since our trip to Boston for the MLT certification course last August.

 

3

All the hype over this? Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Another Perspective

 

1

Another perspective on the madness.

 

2

I couple of articles supporting the group over individual lessons. The Advantages of Small Group Classes and Private or Group by Dr. Robert Pace.

 

3

Try Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial!

 

Continue reading

Friday Finds 

Teaching Tactics, Easter Roundup, and a Mashup

 

1

4D Piano Teaching is starting a new series called “Tuesday Teaching Tactics.” I LOVE that it truly was a short idea – one paragraph – simple. Follow the site so you don’t miss out!

 

2

This week I came across a Sheet Music Reviews website and their corresponding YouTube channel.
Continue reading