Shop is Open – Check Out the New Music Lab Series!

Drumroll, please…

After two years and five months of this blog, Piano Pantry now has a SHOP! (I’ve been waiting so long to say that!!)

You can find it in the top menu bar.

While this is quite an exciting announcement, there’s an even better one…

What’s the first product, you ask?

It’s a Music Lab series!


How This Series Came To Light

For a brief history of music labs and how I came to develop this series, a few details on how I run my labs, check out:

Music Labs in the Independent Studio: A Brief History

As I mention in that post, when I first started including a music lab eight years ago, there was really only one “curriculum” product out there. While it was a great product, it just wasn’t working for me, and I didn’t want to have to purchase a book for every student for music lab time, so I began creating my own lab sheets.

I’m sure other lab curriculums have emerged since, but I’ve continued to stick with my own series since it was working well for me.  Over the past seven years, it has morphed and changed quite a bit as I’m sure it will continue to do.


Goals for This Lab Series

The biggest thing I was looking for was a program that was flexible for all my students – no matter what method book or materials they were using, age, or ability level.

One of my frustrations in general with 90% of apps and programs is that there is no way to track student progress.

Of the 10% (or really less) that do, you still have to physically go to each individual program/app to see what the student has achieved. This was WAY too much leg work!

As a visual (and “big picture”) person, I wanted to see everything in one location.

Thus, most of the Music Lab sheets are customized to each program.  You can use it as a way to convey their assignment for that day as well as have written instructions and the ability to track their progress.

Sold as individual-app and program-based labs, you can design your students’ curriculum and lab time not only around the apps and programs you enjoy the most but according to the age and level of students in your studio.


Available Lab Sheets

There are currently 10 different music labs available in the shop.

For more detailed information on each, a review of the program, and a preview of each lab, see the posts linked below.

Condensed details are also included with each lab listed in the shop.

1) Essentials of Music Theory
Details here: My Favorite Computer-Based Program for Music Lab Time

2) Fun Music Videos
Details here: More Than 100 Videos for Your Music Lab

3) Holiday Lab – Halloween
Details here: A New Halloween-Themed Music Lab

4)  Holiday Lab – Christmas
Details here: The New Christmas Lab Video Series

5) Music Theory Videos
Details here: More Than 100 Videos for Your Music Lab

6) Piano Explorer Magazine
Details here: Finally! A Music Lab Sheet for Piano Explorer Magazine

7) Rhythm Cat HD
Details here: Favorite iPad Apps for Music Lab time

8) Rhythm Lab
Details here: Favorite iPad Apps for Music Lab time

9) Staff Wars
Details here: Favorite iPad Apps for Music Lab time

10) Waay
Details here: Favorite iPad Apps for Music Lab time

Each lab is a letter-size PDF that is designed to be kept in a 3-ring binder. Every download includes information on terms of use as well as specific instructions for both the teacher and student that pertain to that individual lab.

All labs are studio licenses which means you can print as many copies for your students (only) as you need for as long as you live.

Please keep in mind each license is per teacher / individual studio. If you are part of a multi-teacher studio or music school, then you will need to purchase multiple copies. Please contact me to determine appropriate purchasing.


How I Run my Music Labs

First, you might check out a few details on how my labs are structured in the post, Music Labs in the Independent Studio: A Brief History.

If you’re curious for even more details on how I run music labs in my studio, I’ve created a 15-page eBook that is chock full of all kinds of “pro tips.”

We’ll talk about scheduling, set-up, and organizing (one of my favorite topics! 🙂 )

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

Find this along with the entire music lab series in the SHOP.


Shop the entire Music Lab Series now!


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  • Amy, this is perfect timing as I am getting lab books ready today and tomorrow and was needing more assignments for older students. I am so excited about your curriculum, however, every time I go to checkout what I have added to my cart, my cart is empty. Any suggestions?

    • Hi, Christy,

      I’m so sorry about that! It was checkout out fine just last night. It just did the same thing for me. I made a small change then suddenly it was working again (but I’m not convinced what I did fixed it). Go ahead and try it one more time. Also, you might try a hard refresh. (Mac: Shift + Reload or Cmd + Shift + R PC: Ctrl + F5). I’m going to email you as well.

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