Several years ago, I made a trio of sock monkeys just for fun. Since then, they have lived on my desk in my studio. Sometimes they would hide in goofy places for piano students to find and occasionally, they would help teach a concept. Most Kindermusik classes end with a rocking song where the caregiver is supposed to sit with their child and rock them while quiet music is playing. In my … [Read more...] about My Barrel of Sock Monkeys
Archives for March 2014
Last weekend I had a the privilege to serve as a judge for the NFMC piano competition in a nearby town. I always love hearing students perform a polished piece of music. Everyone was very well prepared and it was a delight to hear them play. All students played two pieces in the morning and received a rating. Anyone who received a rating of Superior+ got to come back in the afternoon for … [Read more...] about Judging NFMC
On Saturday, my friend Adam from Tulsa Piano Lessons and I hosted a Piano Olympics event for our students. It was a great morning and it was fun to see our students coming together to flex their music theory muscles!We divided our students into 3 levels and created events for each level. Level A: Synchronized Scales (5 finger in C, G and D); Rhythm Relay (quarter, half and whole notes and … [Read more...] about Piano Olympics Recap
Jennifer Foxx of FPSResources asked me to be her guest today on her blog. Head over there to join a conversation about building community within a piano studio. For those of you visiting Pianissimo for the first time from Jennifer's blog, welcome! I hope you'll stick around and chat about all things piano! … [Read more...] about Guest Post at FPS Resources today!