Consultation Session (one 45-minute session)

Hi, teacher friend!

Are you an independent music teacher?

Would you love to “pick the brain” of a fellow savvy IMT on something you’re struggling with?

Fresh inspiration and helpful feedback are right at your fingertips. A one-on-one consultation with Amy might be exactly what you need!


While I am confident and well-versed in many areas of piano pedagogy and running an independent music studio, topics of particular strength/interest include:

  • Studio business management (communication, payments, policies)
  • Studio marketing and social media
  • Productivity & Organization
  • Email management
  • Building rapport with the current families in your studio
  • Music Learning Theory application for piano
  • Piano methods and materials
  • Speaking and presenting skills (at a professional level)

 

What You Get / How it Works

(1) Purchase your 45-minute consultation session below

(2) I will contact you within 24 hours to set up a time for our online session

(3) Prior to the meeting, I will send you a questionnaire so I have context about your background, teaching experience, and area(s) of inquiry

(4) During the meeting, I will focus the discussion on your area(s) of concern, including personalized advice, observations, and suggested resources

(5) After the meeting, I will send a follow-up email summarizing the ideas and suggested resources discussed during our time together


Questions?  Contact Amy here.

 

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Christmas by Ear

Students will be encouraged to discern between duple vs. triple meters and major vs. minor tonalities, learn to harmonize using chords, play in a variety of keys, use several accompaniment patterns, and more.

The format encourages the development of audiation, improvisation, and creativity skills by presenting multi-level steps/variations on playing each tune. Each song includes its own checklist so students can use and build on these sheets year after year as their skills progress.

This 34-page DIGITAL download includes:

(1) How to Use This Book – Explanations include details from this post along with a few more in-depth details.

(2) 8 Pieces – Two pages per piece as described above.

(3) Notation Appendix – Lead-sheet style notation of each piece intended as a reference for teachers who are more comfortable notation handy.

(4) BONUS Step-by-Step Teaching Tips – A few more step-by-step teaching tips to help walk you through the process.

*NOTE: This book is a 34-page DIGITAL DOWNLOAD sold only as a studio license which means teachers can purchase one copy and print it for as many of their students as needed. (It is not sold as a hard-copy book.)

For more detailed information and previews, visit this post: The Most Versatile Christmas Book You’ll Ever Own

 

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Note Rush (App) Sequenced Assignment Series

This 9-page download is…

A sequenced set of custom links to use with the Note Rush app.

This product was a result of wanting to give all my students well-sequenced, note-naming assignments to do at home each week that focused on small groups of notes at a time with lots of repetitions.

Rather than creating these assignments manually for every student every week, I sat down and designed an entire well-sequenced set all at once.

Teachers will find it especially useful when using it in conjunction with any kind of online assignment tools such as email, Google Docs, or Tonara.

For more information and previews, visit this post:
A Sequenced Assignment Series for At-Home Practice with Note Rush

 

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Happy Birthday By Ear

This 11-page download includes:
  • 3 student pages: Melody (previewed above), Harmony, and Get Creative
  • A create variations tracker: A checklist for students to keep track of different creative combinations they’ve used (such as waltz bass, what keys they’ve transposed to, creating an introduction/ending, etc.)
  • 3 teacher pages: Suggested teaching tips for approaching each area including a “bonus” page with some extra MLT-inspired activities if you would like to take the audiation-based instruction a little further.
  • 2 notated pages:  One with the melody only and one that includes chord root harmony. These are included as a reference for your convenience, but I would strongly encourage teachers to consider not giving students the notation.

For more information and previews, visit this post:
Happy Birthday By Ear: The Ultimate Teaching Resource

 

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Product Testimonials

Thank you for your weekly Friday Finds. They are so fun to read! Thank you also for creating cool Music Labs and your Happy Birthday product. I think I’ve just purchased all your lab products that I didn’t have!

Please continue to create these really neat products to help us as teachers be effective with our students. I currently have lab time for 2nd-6th graders and your products work well for them.

-Cheryl Leigh Stringfield

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Music Lab – Holiday Lab – Christmas

Bring a smile to your student’s faces while introducing them to all kinds of music this holiday season!

This 9-page lab guide accompanies the (free) Christmas Videos series published here on Piano Pantry.

There are 23 videos and around 90 minutes of listening for your students to enjoy!

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post:
The New Christmas Lab Video Series

 

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Product Testimonials

My students have really enjoyed listening to the Halloween Lab videos. They were really wowed by the glass harp and the Harry Potter theme piece!!! It was fun to hear the reactions of a 7-year-old boy watching the Harry Potter theme yesterday. He normally gets fidgety watching a video but he absolutely loved it!!! Thank you for choosing a video with a male pianist, too. I’m hoping he’s inspired for years to come.

-Cheryl Leigh Stringfield

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Music Lab – Holiday Lab – Halloween

Introduce students to “spooky” classical music with this fun holiday-themed lab!

This 4-page lab guide accompanies the (free) Halloween Videos series published here on Piano Pantry.

There are 13 videos and over 60 minutes of listening for your students to enjoy!

Related Blog Post

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post:
A Halloween-Themed Music Lab

 

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My students have really enjoyed listening to the Halloween Lab videos. They were really wowed by the glass harp and the Harry Potter theme piece!!! It was fun to hear the reactions of a 7-year-old boy watching the Harry Potter theme yesterday. He normally gets fidgety watching a video but he absolutely loved it!!! Thank you for choosing a video with a male pianist, too. I’m hoping he’s inspired for years to come.

-Cheryl Leigh Stringfield

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Music Labs Made Easy eBook

Curious for more details on how I run my music labs?

Get this 15-page eBook that is chock full of all kinds of “pro tips.” We’ll talk about scheduling, set-up, and organizing labs.

Laid out in an easy-to-read and understand format, this book will answer all your questions regarding music lab time!

For the blog post related to this product read: Music Labs in the Independent Studio: A Brief History (and a big announcement)

 

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Music Lab – Fun Music Videos

Inspire your students with this series of 60 videos organized into eight “theme” sets such as classical music fun, musical humor, and music history mashups.

Five pages long, this lab guide accompanies the (free) Fun Music Videos series published here on Piano Pantry.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post: More than 100 Videos for Your Music Lab.

 

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Music Lab – Music Theory Videos

Are you looking for a great tool for reinforcing all the information students take in during the short time they have with you? Music theory videos are a fun way to do this!

Two pages long, this lab guide accompanies the (free) Music Theory Videos series published here on Piano Pantry.

A compilation of 48 of the best music-theory videos I’ve found online, the video series has been divided into four leveled sets based on a rough/general order in which concepts are introduced in most piano methods.

For more detailed information and a closer preview, see this post:
More Than 100 Videos for Your Music Lab

 

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