Behind the Scenes: Phase 2!

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!

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A Sneak Peak of this Years Practice Incentive Program!

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!

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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!

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Makeover Madness

I am participating in a #TPTSellerChallenge where we are supposed to give some of our old products a makeover! I’ve been doing some small makeovers the last week or so but I was really excited because I knew which product in my store needed a major makeover. It has been on my list for awhile and this has given me the push to get it done!

So I am happy to announce that Magic of Music got a makeover! Check out some of these before and after pics!Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 8.53.14 AM

HUGE difference! It makes me want to do this incentive program all over again! And one of these days I will for sure. But this year I’m working on a new one. Stay tuned for that one.

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Freebie waiting…

I’m so excited! I’m only 6 likes away from 700 on Facebook! When I reach 700 I will offer these fun spaced themed Student of the Month and Student of the Week certificates that are not in my TpT store yet for FREE for the first 48 hours!

SOMThere are 9 different designs. Two of them have black and white versions you can use as well. They are just sitting on my desktop waiting for those 6 more likes!  So who is going to help push it to 700? Click here to like. Spread the word so I can give you this freebie!

Space Themed SOM certificates

Coming soon in the TpT store is Reach Beyond the Stars Advancement Certificates. If you are using the Reach Beyond the Stars incentive program, these advancement certificates are perfect to give students when they advance ranks in addition to their badges. Below is a sample of one of the designs. I will have a couple different designs in both color and black and white options. I thought it would be a nice option for teachers to have for their students. Be sure to follow me on TpT so you are notified when it is in the store. The first 24 hours I download them, they will be 20% off!

Advancement Certificate Sample

Okay, now go and make sure that you have liked FPSResources on Facebook. If you haven’t, click on that like button. If you already have, then tell a teacher friend about the page so they can like it.

Be sure to ‘Like’ FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPSResources on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, reviews and other music resources!

By the way, I’m just 15 followers from reaching 300 on TpT. When we get there I’ll do another freebie! Go check to see if you are a follower by clicking here. 😉

Reach Beyond the Stars- Student Booklets

I just picked up my order of the student booklets for the Reach Beyond the Stars program. They look so good!


I thought I would share my printing instructions to my printer in case you wanted to do your booklets like these. (Other options include comb binding and 3-hole punch for binders)

Saddle stitch staple binding

Front cover- Reach Beyond the Stars Student BkCover.pdf

Inside cover- Planet Practice Chart.pdf

(Inside pages will be back to back…)

Page 1- Reach Beyond the Stars Advancement Log.pdf

Page 2- Reach Beyond the Stars Mission Overview.pdf

Page 3-5- Mission Assignments.pdf

Page 6+ (however many weeks you have lessons in your studio…) Reach Beyond the Stars Assignment Sheet.pdf

Back inside cover- Attitude Poster with Music Border.pdf (page 2 only) (This is a free file you can download here. I always include it every year.)

Back cover- 2014-2015 Foxx Piano Studio Calendar.pdf (I also include a studio calendar every year for my students)


Be sure to like FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPS on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, reviews and other music resources!

Milestone Celebration!


Whoohoo! I’m excited to announce that I have officially reached my first TpT milestone. I have reached and surpassed 100 followers! Thank you so much if you are one of them! To celebrate I will be giving a two-part freebie. One will be posted on Facebook for all my Facebook fans and TpT followers. The 2nd one will only be posted for TpT followers. This is something you will be able to use with the first freebie, so if you are not a follower yet, I am giving you advance notice to follow by tomorrow morning because once the note goes out, it only goes out to my current followers. TpT followers be sure to check your TpT inbox tomorrow morning for your freebie! (It will be available in my store- but free for TpT followers)

I will post the first freebie on Facebook later today. I’m taking my daughter to hopefully get her license. It was a two hour wait when we tried Friday so we are trying again today, hopefully with better luck. Then later this afternoon I’ll share the freebie. Tomorrow I’ll post the TpT freebie to give others a chance to join in.

Thank you for making this celebration happen!


Reach Beyond the Stars Banner

Yesterday the Reach Beyond the Stars banner I ordered from VistaPrint arrived. It looks so good. (Tip: If yours ends up with a small white border like mine did, just cut it off.) You can see the dimensions to the banners options from VistaPrint here. The medium might be a little too big for some of you (it was bigger than I was expecting) but it looks great and I had the perfect spot in my lab room for it.

Here it is on the wall…


Students will be coloring their rockets at our fall kickoff in 2 weeks and then they will work on moving them up the banner as they advance ranks. (Do you see my rocket in the picture below?) Even though there are personal visuals included for students to see their progress, I also wanted to include a visual that could be displayed for all students to see as some students are motivated by others.



Coming soon- Tips on creating a Reach Beyond the Stars student booklet. I submitted my order for the booklets yesterday to the local printer I use and I just got back from seeing a test copy. (They look awesome!) When I get the booklets I’ll post my printing instructions that I gave to the printer and how they turned out.


Be sure to like FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPS on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, reviews and other music resources!

Reach Beyond the Stars Badges

I just finished up my first order of Reach Beyond the Stars badges and getting ready to ship them off to the teacher and her students! So excited! Students will earn these badges as they advance ranks.

Reach Beyond the Stars Badges

1st badge order

When you purchase the Reach Beyond the Stars Practice Incentive Program, you have the option to make your own badges for your students or order them. If you decide to order them through me (you will see ordering details when you purchase the program), please give me a good 2-3 week notice before you need them. Depending on your studio size, they can take me quite a bit of time to make.

More tips with this program will be shared throughout the year since this is the program that I will be using this year with my own students. Stay tuned.



Reach Beyond the Stars- A Practice Incentive Program

I’m excited to announce that I have completed my new incentive program for this year!

Reach Beyond the Stars Promo

A lot of hours went into developing this program and I can confidently say that it is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

As students practice they will make their way throughout the solar system reaching beyond the stars. When they land or pass a planet they will complete mission assignments and advance ranks. If you have students who love space themes, (boys especially!) they will really enjoy this program. It is a motivating program that encourages students to want to practice so they can progress along with their peers.

PLUS– I threw in a little bonus! When you purchase this program it will include a free copy of the the Reach Beyond the Stars Board Game! (Board game is also available as a separate purchase)

If you have never done an incentive program before, this is the perfect time to try it out. All the work has already been done for you, now your students can enjoy!

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Tech Tuesday: Grand Opening FPSResources TPT Store!

This last weekend I was able to attend the TpT conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas.


I learned a lot and am excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of my TpT store! Right now my store is pretty new but I am planning on filling it up with lots of musical goodies. I have a new incentive program coming that I am super stoked about. And some downloads in my store will even be FREE! (Hint there are already some freebies over there!) To make sure you stay updated on what is new in the store, as well as special discounts and freebies be sure to become a follower.

Now don’t forget when you download anything in my store, please be kind and leave some feedback. This helps both of us when everyone takes just an extra 30 seconds to do that.

To follow me on TpT, just click on this link and then click follow me…



Now the exciting stuff!!! When I reach 150 followers I will be posting a FAN FREEBIE over on my Facebook page. Let’s see how quick we can make that happen. Make sure you are also a Facebook fan in addition to a TpT follower so you can grab that fan freebie.  Click here to “like” FPSResources on Facebook. Follow me on TpT here. Now go spread the word!