Celebration Giveaway!

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.

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TpT Giftcard Winners!

BEETHOVEN’S 5TH IS A 3RD!!!! That’s right!

Congratulations to our two winners of the #MusicSummerShopHop giveaway! You have both won a $50 gift certificate to TeachersPayTeachers! Happy Shopping!

Shelley from Pitch Publications will be contacting you shortly with the information. If you did not win, know that you have chosen to follow some amazing music sellers! All of us have great products in our stores, and we also send followers notes on a regular basis with freebies, giveaways, and information about what we are selling and how we use those items in our own classrooms! Thanks again for playing along!

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NinGenuis Winners!

Congratulations goes to…

NinGenius WinnersI will be contacting the winners soon! Remember NinGenius has 3 different purchase options to choose from. The Student edition ($2.99) is for individual students learning one instrument. Scores will only be tracked for that student. The Studio edition ($9.99) will allow the teacher to put unlimited students under one instrument. And the School edition ($17.99) will allow unlimited students under unlimited instruments.


Also don’t forget! Tonight is the deadline to enter to win one of two $50 TpT Gift Cards. Click here to see the details.

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$50 TpT Gift Card Giveaway!!!

ShopHopPromo I am so excited! A group of music teachers on TpT have collaborated to do an AWESOME and FUN giveaway starting on Thursday, June 25th-27thYou can win one of two $50 gift cards to TeachersPayTeachers. Woot! Woot! I can just imagine what I would be able to do with $50 on TpT, can’t you?! Well two of you will be doing more than imagining!

Now to make the giveaway a little more entertaining, you will be doing a Music Summer Shop Hop where you will be traveling to different TpT stores collecting letters to a secret code along the way. Here are the easy steps of how to enter…

1. You will want to start here to get your first letter (be sure to write these down so you have them when you come back to the rafflecopter.)

2. Then click the “follow” button at each store while you are there.

3. Now click “next” (right next to the letter) to go to the next store and get the next letter, etc… There should be 19 letters total.

4. Once you have the secret code, go to my Facebook page here to put in the final code and enter! (having trouble with the FB link? Click here insteada Rafflecopter giveaway)

The giveaway runs from June 25-27th. Winners will be announced on the 28th!

Have fun on the Music Summer Shop Hop and good luck!


Technique Trainer Winner!

Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.29.24 PMThank you to all who recently commented on the new release of Technique Trainer by Jackie Sharp. A lucky winner for the book has been drawn . (Reminder: I always use an online number generator to choose the winners).

And today’s lucky winner is…

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Jackie will be contacting you soon, Sam. Congratulations and enjoy!

I would encourage everyone to join the Mastering Piano Technique with Technique Trainer, a Facebook page that Jackie recently created. She mentions on that page that she can give volume discounts (between 5-30%), all you need to do is contact her for a code.

You can order your copy of Technique Trainer here.

Happy Playing!

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Review- Purrfect Practice: Technique Trainer 1

Jackie Sharp, author of Purrfect Practice: Technique Trainer 1 has published an e-book that I promise you will want to to use with your students. When Jackie sent me the book to review, I mentioned to her before I looked at it that I just had a dream about her book and I have never dreamt about something I was going to review before actually seeing it so that had to be a good sign. After going through her book, to say that it is “good” would be a drastic understatement. Technique Trainer is an absolute must own.

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As stated inside the book, “Technique Trainer 1 is the first in a 3-part series of books of technical and musical exercises that develop the many skills necessary for achieving excellence at the piano.”

Inside Technique Trainer 1 you will find:

Engaging Content: In this level, Jackie explains the focus is on maintaining joint stability, appropriate hand position and understanding the involvement of wrist and arm in piano playing. Beautiful illustrations by Suping Xu are found at the beginning, showing correct and incorrect positions and movements. Following the helpful illustrations the exercise and activities begin.

Exercises: There are 25 technical exercises including in this book. The layout of the exercises are clean and include clear instructions on how they should be played.

Self Assessment: As we know, self assessment is an important part of engaged learning. As students are accomplishing and ticking of clicking goals they become more efficient in their learning and practicing skills.

Bonus Learning Activities: In addition to the exercises, there are 25 bonus learning activities. Students are given activities to increase their awareness and apply the technique to their practice.

Video Demonstrations: One of my personal favorites. Each exercise page includes video links, with a total of 62 videos in the book. In the video clips, Jackie explains the technique and how to achieve them. These are especially helpful for students to watch when they are not with their teacher at lessons. Because most of us our visual, I really LOVE that Jackie has taken the extra time to make these videos. Having this helpful tool, is a big part of what sets this book apart from other technique books.

Jackie has spent a lot of time and careful planning, providing excellent material and techniques for students while making it easy for the teacher. Whether you are a brand new teacher or a novice in teaching technique this book is chock full of goodies for your students! Now I can’t wait until book 2 and 3 in the series are released!

You can purchase and view samples of every page including the table of contents of Technique Trainer 1 here. Technique Trainer is available for $25.00 (Australian, which converts to approx. $19.08 US). Jackie has offered to give a copy of Technique Trainer to a very lucky teacher! To enter to win, just leave a comment below by Friday, April 10th; 10:00pm (AZ MST). Good luck! GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED.

Be sure to like Purrfect Practice on Facebook and join the Mastering Piano Technique with Technique Trainer on Facebook!

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Learning for Little Fingers Winner

We have a…

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Congratulations goes to…

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Brenda will be receiving a digital copy of Under The Sea (the first book in the Little Fingers series) with an unlimited reproduction license! Congratulations and enjoy!

(You will be hearing from Laura soon)

Be sure to check out all the Learning for Little Fingers resources here.

Pssst… Did you hear? I’m having a 20% off sale for reaching 400 followers on TpT through the 31st. Check it out here!

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