This week’s wrap-up post from MTNA 2019 didn’t include this photo, so I had to share it as the featured photo for this week’s Friday Finds. 🙂 I have a good friend who totally rocks high heels, so this photo was for her.
Besides my own wrap-up post, there were a lot of other wonderful wrap-up posts written this week from the national conference in Spokane. Here are the ones I’ve caught thus far:
Christina Whitlock (author of the Varsity Musician’s Playbook on Piano Pantry)
Benjamin Steinhardt (one of the admins of The Art of Piano Pedagogy Facebook group)
Joy Morin (ColorinMyPiano.com)
An Easy Timeline for Creating Your Own Solo Festival. I’ve often thought about doing something like this, but have never taken the initiative to make it happen. I think it’s a great idea though. The fact that you can cater it to your own studio’s progressive plan, and it would be really convenient for students to not have to travel to a festival location and two the biggest reasons I would do it.
Oh my goodness, have you ever seen anything like this vintage typewriter for music notation? How interesting!
It’s the time of year when we need to think about talking to students who need to move to a longer lesson next year. Check out Wendy’s guide for how to move students to longer lessons.
If you’re a sucker for photos of beautiful homes, check out this one.
There are two daily blogs that I read. Seth Godin’s (of course), and Amy Bernadette (which I heard about from Seth Godin).
One of my favorite posts from Amy B. thus far is “What’s on Your ‘Not-to-Do’ List?”
I’ve been experimenting more and being brave with doing some Facebook Live videos on the Piano Pantry Facebook page. I did five short videos on staying organized at conferences and have also recently done a couple of other videos, each one highlighting one item from the previous week’s Friday Finds.
I’m not making a declaration that I’ll be doing that every week or anything, but thought you might like to know!