Publications

Prompts for Piano eBook

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Prompts for Piano is an eBook containing 20 different prompts to guide students through composing or improvising their own piece at the piano.

One of the first challenges of starting a composition is getting inspired.  Simply telling a student to compose a piece is too broad of an assignment that often causes the student to become overwhelmed.  The other challenge to helping students with composition is helping them learn how to make music that sounds like the topic they have chosen.

“Prompts for Piano” is designed to provide solutions for those two challenges.  Each of the 20 prompts provides a topic idea accompanied by a brief written description and an image, intended to help inspire the student and generate enthusiasm for the project.

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Eras of Music History Kit

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The resources within this kit are suitable for all kinds of settings:

  • Monthly group classes for your private students.
  • Music appreciation courses for homeschooling students.
  • Music history camps (see this blog post for more information).
  • At-home assignments for private piano students.

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Ice Cream Interval Game

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To help my students learn to identify intervals quickly upon sight, I created the Ice Cream Interval game.  

When you purchase the Ice Cream Interval Game PDF from the Shop, you will receive a PDF with 60 different ice cream scoops, the ice cream cones printed “Unison” through “Octave,” and 4 blank ice cream cones.  The pdf also includes instructions for two different games to play.

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Great Composers & Their Music Lapbook Curriculum

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The Great Composers & Their Music series is designed to be an easy and effective way for teachers to incorporate music history in their students’ musical education.

Each composer’s PDF contains complete lesson plans and materials for studying the life and music of a famous composer.  The lapbook is a creative and memorable way for students to learn and remember the facts from in the biography — and students will treasure it for years to come.  The biography booklet contains a carefully-researched biography, written to include all the important facts you would expect while being relevant to and relatable for even your youngest students.

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