Sensory Spotlight: Resistance Band Rhythms

Resistance Band

I’m really excited to get to share a new series of posts with all of you this spring!  Sensory Spotlight posts will give you all a little glimpse into some of the fun, hands-on toys and activities we use in my studio when we’re learning new pieces (or perhaps working on some trouble spots in not-so-new pieces!).  I hope you enjoy!!  Resistance Band Rhythms Does … Continue reading

KCMTA Workshop Follow Up


Welcome, KCMTA members and friends!  I’d like to say a big “thank you” to all of you who came out for the “Get Off the Bench!” workshop.  I hoped you walked away with some fun new ideas to try with your students this semester!   If you’re new to this site, I’d encourage you to take a look through the “Teacher Resources” menu above.  You’ll … Continue reading

Google Currents – Pianimation Edition


It’s time for a guest post!  My wonderful, tech-savvy husband, Nathan, has long worked behind the scenes of my website and blog.  Over the holiday break he worked on a fun new way for readers with mobile devices to follow blog posts.   If you like to keep up with news “on-the-go” you’ll want to check out the details below:   Pianimation is now available … Continue reading

Get off the Bench! Workshop next Tuesday


I’d like to extend an invitation to all of my colleagues in the Kansas City area to join me for a workshop, hosted by the Kansas City Music Teachers Association this coming Tuesday, January 10th.   The session will be held at Schmitt Music (119th and Metcalf in the Rosana Square shopping center).  The business meeting starts at 9:15, with workshop immediately following.   Get … Continue reading

$5 Coupon for Alberti Publishing


Happy New Year!  To kick off 2012, the folks at Alberti Publishing are offering readers a $5 off coupon, good for any sheet music download from their site.   Visit and enter the code APB560 at checkout.    If you haven’t visited their site before, you’ll definitely want to stop by check it out. They have a wonderful (and ever-growing) collection of download-and-print pedagogical piano … Continue reading