A few years ago, I started an end-of-year series here on Piano Pantry called “Piano Teacher World.”
The reason it fizzled out was simply that it was hard to roll out a big post like that during such a busy time of year.
After seeing several new things pop up here recently, the start of the new school year felt like another good time of year to do this kind of a post!
Cheers to those bringing us new products, tools, and resources to make our lives easier, and cheers to you, the teachers, who help make creative dreams possible!
P.S. I’m considering things “new” within the past 12 months or so.
1 – Membership Sites and Blogs
Tim has just introduced Top Music Guitar.
In February, Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) released a big new Business Resources section on their website.
2 – Podcasts
South Shore Piano Podcast with Jonathan Roberts – a podcast that celebrates how the arts are changing lives – launched in March 2021.
Ben Kapilow started the All Keyed Up podcast in April 2021.
3 – Methods
4 – Apps
Music Teacher’s Helper has a new owner and CEO.
Tonara is launching a big update soon if it hasn’t already been posted.
In March, Sproutbeat went through a really big update/overhaul combining their worksheets app with the Leap Games online into one location.
5 – Products
Last year, Joy Morin began releasing a few sheet music solos. There are currently three in her shop.
This year I launched two new products: a Happy Birthday by Ear teaching resource and a Sequenced Assignment Series for At-Home Practice with Note Rush.
Preorders are now being taken for Nicola Cantan’s Practice Pie book which is designed for piano parents. At the moment, just the ebook version is available. Hardcopy preorders will be taken starting August 23.
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