The One Little Word concept was started by Ali Edwards, who is a designer, blogger, workshop instructor, and author. Ali says she “began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January – a word to focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life.” You can read more about … Read More about My 2018 Word of the Year #onelittleword: CULTIVATE
This is a comforting and delicious soup recipe that includes some wonderful autumn veggies, but is fantastic any time of year. Perfect for busy teachers who want to prep the soup ahead and enjoy an easy dinner after teaching all day. Let it simmer on the stovetop and fill your home with its comforting aroma … Read More about Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Soup
Happy Fall, Y’all! In October, my students participated in our biggest ever costume recital, complete with food, photos, and even some hilarious games! Spoiler alert – you’re going to get a few free downloads to help host your own fabulous recital! 😀 What did we do? To prepare for this recital, I used my trusty … Read More about Host the Best Ever “Happy Fall, Y’all!” Costume Recital
When students are sight-reading, why should they learn to keep their eyes up and on the page and not on their fingers or the piano keys? There are a lot of reasons, but one of my favorites is that it increases fluency in reading music. Read on to learn how to help kids and beginners … Read More about Basketball Dribble Specs in Piano Lessons? Yes Please!
In recent months, I’ve heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel their performances to create something magical. I wondered that myself for a very long time, and during my early years of teaching, I said things such as, “Play with feeling” or “Play with emotion” … Read More about Three Rules for A Magical, Musical, Moving Performance