Friday Finds #32 The Friday After

The Friday after the U.S. Presidential election is the perfect opportunity to show this adorable photo. Four years ago, who would’ve known!

My nephew four years ago with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.


Want to train your brain? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument.

This 3-part arrangement is on my list to download for my Christmas group classes.

: My new OXO Good Grips 14.5″ x 21″ cutting board is “amaAAAAzing” that’s me singing the word amazing. Why, oh why have I relegated myself to such small cutting boards the last 15 years?

Practice stickers for Avery labels.

: I love when teachers write reflections on their piano teaching years. See Laura Lowe’s 8-points of advice from her three decades of teaching.

Chocolate lovers are not happy about Toblerone’s new shape.

December is always a little crazy. I always hold a group class the week before break, which is a perfect time to give students the opportunity to perform their Christmas pieces for each other since I don’t do a Christmas recital. I also love Jennifer’s idea of holding a Christmas camp in December instead of private lessons.

: If, however, you do a Christmas recital, check out Melody Payne’s Christmas Recital Kit with beautiful invitations, and program templates.

: I’m really enjoying my first issue of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine. The article on Carbon Steel pans has me especially intrigued. I see a purchase coming in the future. Maybe I’ll add one to my Christmas list!

: Behind the scenes, an interesting look at America’s Test Kitchen’s lawsuit against Kimball. I still love A.T.K. they’re both going to have great things to offer!

A Dalcroze-based focus activity. I’ve not really heard of these but I hope Karen shares some more videos!


About Friday Finds

Each Friday on this blog, I share some of my favorite finds from the past week. You’ll find anything from directly piano-related resources, articles, podcasts, and music, to recipes, world-happenings, fun finds and more.

I look forward to helping you as busy teachers see what’s worth checking out and promise to try and keep it under 10 items each week!


  • Interesting about the lawsuit against Chris Kimball! I also got the first issue of Milk Street, and enjoyed it enough to subscribe. I think it is very similar, both in concept and execution.

    Also loved the Dalcroze activity!

    • I know, I had no idea about the lawsuit! I agree – similar in concept and execution – part of the reason for the lawsuit! He’s going for more of an international twist though in finding recipes from around the globe that home cooks here would make. I’m excited to see where it goes.

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