Friday Finds #235 Best-of-November

Happy end of November! Here are a few photos from my family’s gathering. We love turkey day!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and will take time this weekend to rest and recharge for the season ahead.

Now I can say, welcome to Advent/Christmas! 🙂



A Holiday Wishlist for Music Teachers and 10 Supplemental Collections for Intermediate Piano Students (Ashley Danyew)



10 Films About Piano Players You Might Want to See (Doug Hanvey | Portland Piano Lab)

What a wonderful list!



My next public playlist on Spotify: Advent.



Two baked oatmeal recipes we recently enjoyed: Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal and Cinnamon Raisin (Sweet Savory and Steph)



After reading my post on organizing printed music, Natalie has been cleaning out and updating her own music files. Check out her before and after photos and get a free download of folder labels. (Natalie Weber | Music Matters Blog)



Piano Recital Showdown: Zoom Recital vs. Playlist Recital vs. In-Person Recital (Rebekah Maxner)



Create a Virtual Holiday Recital in 5 Minutes (or less!) (Chrissy Ricker)



Chrissy also has a great round-up of holiday resources including ear-training activities, improv, lead sheets, and more. (Chrissy Ricker)



Speaking of holiday resource round-ups, I’ll add mine to the mix – December Fun: Christmas Games and Activities for Your Studio (Piano Pantry)



A few years ago I started choosing a new devotional book to read each Advent season.

This year I choose a book recommended by my pastor – Clarifying Christmas by Mike Edmisten.

Do you have any favorite Advent reads? Share in the comments!



A new worksheet on Identifying Ledger Lines and Who buys the music books – teacher or student? (Joy Morin | Color in my Piano)



10 Rules for Holiday Gift Giving (The Lazy Genius Podcast)



  • Thank you for the link to Chrissy’s resources! I absolutely love the Christmas jumbles. I’ve already given it to many students this week, and one of my kids who is very reticent to do written theory jumped right in, excited to write out Jingle Bells the correct way. I was pleasantly surprised!

    • Yes, Chrissy’s site has been one of my newer discoveries/enjoyments in the past year or so (along with yours and Rebecca Maxner’s!)

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