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As I type this, I am sitting down at NYPD pizza taking advantage of their WiFi because my internet is down and the soonest it will be taken care of isn’t until tomorrow evening. Worst timing ever!
Thank goodness for free WiFi or I wasn’t sure how I was going to do the giveaway for today!
I am giving away a copy of one of my Creative Story Compositions. Creative Story Compositions have become a favorite composition tool in my studio and I’m just starting to use it with students. They meld story making and composition creativity into one. You can find out more about it here: http://youtu.be/3Mm6ekAfybs
If you win, you can choose from the Circus Carnival, Medieval Quest and a brand new Pirate theme coming soon!
Enter the giveaway at the rafflecopter below. Since I’m having this tech issue of having no internet at home, I decided to extend the entries to Friday just to be safe. Better safe than sorry right? So if for some reason the rafflecopter isn’t working for you, come back in 24 hours and check again…
Good luck! Rafflecopter will go live on Tuesday, August 18th.
It’s been super busy behind the scenes over here. Several of you have asked when the new practice incentive program will be ready and I have good news! It will be released this weekend! WHOOHOO!!!
Thank you so much for your patience! I was hoping to have it out the beginning of this week but I was in the middle of a huge blog update and along with a few other things, caused some set backs! I promise it will be sooooo worth the wait! Here are a couple more sneak peak pictures if you missed some of them on Facebook… plus a new one! Canyon Creek Media made the whole green screen idea a possibility! So fun!
Speaking of blog update…
First, if you haven’t gone directly to FPSResources.com, check it out! I have been wanting to do a big update to the blog awhile back and then realized this is never going to get done unless I hire someone to do it for me. So who to better ask but Bryn Sowash with Skitterbug! She has been great to work with, I would highly recommend her. We are in the final phase and I am so excited!
Something you will notice when visiting is I now have a exclusive newsletter for my email subscribers! I have a lot to celebrate over the next month so you will want make sure you sign up for my email list. (This is different than signing up to receive emails for updated blog posts.) My email/newsletter subscribers will receive exclusive tips, specials, freebies, resources and more so you won’t want to miss out!
Sign up HERE!
What I will be celebrating soon…
– Updated blog look!
-500+ followers on TpT!
-1,000 followers on Facebook (only 5 more to make this official- WOW!)
Don’t miss out and be sure to subscribe to the email list now!
Getting ready for Phase 2 for our QUEST and thought I would share a little “behind the scenes” picture.
If you missed the sneak peak of phase 1, click here. Getting exciting!
I’m leaving for Vegas tomorrow to attend the TpT conference this week. I am looking forward to that, but it means that Phase 2 will have to take a little intermission while I’m gone. Stay tuned!
The last couple days have been a lot of fun with the fabulous freebies and $4 deals. Hope you were able to take advantage. Don’t forget to leave some feedback when you can. Starting today (Friday) through tomorrow, my store along with many others will be running a 20% off sale. Great time to plan for the upcoming school year.
Thank you for your support and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
It’s the 3rd week in the #TpTChallenge and this week is Make Your Masterpiece! I gave a little spoiler when I was on The Modern Musicians Show with Colin Thomson the other day so I thought I would give even more today!
As most of you know I have been diligently working hard on this years theme. I still have a couple weeks to polish it off, but I am just so darn excited I can’t WAIT until lessons begin!
This year students will be going on a story-based quest where they will complete challenges along the way. EVERYTHING you will need – challenges (ranging from technique/artistry to notes, rhythms, scales, etc.), games, stories and videos will be included! I also made a couple different options available so if you don’t necessarily want to follow the challenges I set up you will also have the freedom to set your own.
What sets this program apart from anything else I have done (besides being CHOCK FULL of goodies) or anything I have seen that is out there is I threw in some augmented reality! I am just finishing up the printable and will be starting on prepping for the video’s/augmented reality portion. I should have this all done mid-July, just in time for fall lessons to begin. (I don’t know when school starts for you guys, but in AZ we start early August!)
I’d love to hear what you think of it so far! I predict it is going to be a student/teacher favorite!
Wasn’t all the freebies yesterday unbelievable? I hope you were able to take advantage of them. You can still get mine for free here.
We are now into Day 2 of the Music Teachers 4th of July Celebration and today is $4 Thursday! Great deals discounted to just $4.00. A couple months ago, I updated my Instrument and Composer Bundle so I thought I would go ahead and offer this set as our special today! These are easy to prep and use for students to put together on their own or in a group setting.
By the way, did you know when you purchase a product on TpT you will always have the most updated version without having to pay anything extra? This is one of my favorite features and one of the reasons I love being a seller on TpT because it ultimately saves you money. I can’t tell you how many times I have bought something only to find out a few years down the road there is an updated version and if I wanted it I would have to re-invest all over again. With TpT you just go to “my purchases” and it will notify you if a product has been updated so you can re-download. No need to purchase again. LOVE that! So… if you already have this bundle, go and re-download for the latest version!
To find the $4.00 deals. Just search for $4MusicFlashSale on TeachersPayTeachers! And don’t forget to follow!
Did you hear? I recently had the privilege to be one of Colin’s guest on a fabulous new podcast show called “The Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson“. The podcast interview is now LIVE! Be sure to tune in to the show!
I recently had the privilege to be one of Colin’s guest on a fabulous new podcast show called “The Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson“. The podcast interview is now LIVE! Be sure to tune in to the show!
I have a little spoiler for my new incentive program that’s coming out next month at the end of the show so be sure to listen to the whole thing.
Colin is also offering an unbelievable deal when you leave a review on iTunes. You can get all the info here. The deal expires July 10th so don’t wait!
I would love to hear what you thought of the podcast interview! And thank you Colin Thomson for inviting me as your guest on The Modern Musician Show! It was fun!
I’m participating with Amy Abbott from Music a la Abbott (Thanks Amy!) along with some other fabulous music teachers on a fun 4th of July event this week! Each day until the 4th look out for something new.
Today we are kicking it off with a freebie! Be sure to grab those freebies TODAY because some of them will no longer be free tomorrow. You can find all these fantastic freebies by searching “July1stMusicFreedomFreebie” on TeachersPayTeachers.
As you go through and download, please be sure to follow each store. This will alert you whenever any of them add a new resource (paid or free) to their store.”
I decided to create a freebie to help students learn and remember the word’s to the United States National Anthem. Enjoy!
In other news… I’m also excited to announce that I have reached 500 followers on TpT! And you know what that means! I have a celebration in store. However, because I am diligently working hard on my new practice incentive program I will need to do a belated celebration. This celebration will only go out to my followers in their inbox on TeachersPayTeachers so if you aren’t following yet, you have time to do it now! Follow here. Once it goes out, it only goes to current followers.
Have a fabulous 4th of July week!
Three days a week Colin will be finding out from his guests some steps and tips that will help musicians grow online and offline.
I recently had the privilege to be one of Colin’s guest. The podcast will be available to listen to tomorrow so be sure to tune in to the show! I have a little spoiler for my new incentive program that’s coming out next month at the end of the show so be sure to listen to the whole thing.
To help other musicians find the show on iTunes, The Modern Musician Show needs some subscribes, ratings and reviews. Now through July 10th, Colin is offering a free video course (a $49.95 value!) on how musicians should be using Instagram to anyone who leaves a review! The video course is going to go through all of the steps musicians should be taking to grow their audience on Instagram.
Here are the steps to get the video course for free:
1. Go to: www.modernmusician.co/itunes
2. Click “View in iTunes”
3. Click “Ratings and Reviews”
4. Click “Write a review”
5. Write your review, and leave a rating
6. BEFORE you click submit, take a screenshot (how to take a screenshot for Mac or PC) and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org – (He will email you your free access to the video course, launching this week! If you forget this step, you can take the screenshot after the review shows up in itunes, in a couple days)
7. Click “Submit”
And that’s it! Don’t forget to do this by July 10th!
Whether you choose to do this or not, please do checkout the podcast and the free resources on the growing website!
Shownotes at: www.modernmusician.co
iTunes link: www.modernmusician.co/itunes
Stitcher link: www.modernmusician.co/stitcher