Podcast is Live!

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!


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4th of July FUN: Day 1

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!

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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!


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Tech Tuesday: The Modern Musician Show

Colin Thomson, creator of Sight-Reading Academy has created a fabulous new podcast show called “The Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson“. Colin says, “I interview the best of the best, both musicians as well as “outsiders” to the music industry, to find out what musicians everywhere can and should be doing to lead fulfilling and financially successful careers in music today.”
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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: sightreadingacademy@gmail.com – (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


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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.

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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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Dare to Dream!

It’s the 2nd week in the #TpTChallenge and this week is Dare to Dream!

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Travel more outside the United States…

One of the things that my husband and I enjoy doing (especially now that we are semi-empty nesters) is travel. But so far our traveling has been inside the United States or Mexico. We would love to one day venture out beyond the United States and Mexico and experience all there is out there!

New Kitchen Countertops, Microwave & Stove…

This year we have been re-doing our kitchen a little at a time. We re-did our cabinets back in January (over our anniversary, but don’t feel too bad, we went to Disney afterwards to celebrate!) and loved how they turned out. We used a rust-oleum kit. So the next thing we need are kitchen countertops, and a new microwave and stove to match the fridge and dishwasher.

Here is a picture of the before and after of the cabinets. We actually want to extend the cabinets as well… That will need to happen before we do the countertops.

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1000 TpT Followers in 2016…

Then my last dream is to get to 1000 TpT followers by the end of 2016. Currently at 446, it may be a big dream. But I’m almost halfway there. Maybe you guys can help me fulfill that dream?! Just click “follow” here. 🙂 Seriously, I love making resources to help teachers have fun with their students, and if it makes life a little easier, even better!

What are your big dreams that you hope and wish for?

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

musi-3-minimal-icon_MkoSnaLOA few weeks ago I found out that a couple of my students who have been with me for almost 9 years have started to hang out together outside of piano. The boys are both 15 years old and go to different high schools. They have grown up with each other in my studio getting to know each other at group lessons and camps and have become really good friends outside the studio.

Then this morning I found out that 3 of my students are putting together a summer band with a couple other friends. How fun is that?

These are a couple recent examples of what makes my heart sing! What makes your heart sing?

 


 

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Using Technology to Improve Student Retention

Have you received your May/June of Clavier Companion yet? Did you notice the article on page 28?

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IMG_4988I had the opportunity to participate with a group of wonderful teachers that are sharing a series of articles addressing the future of piano teaching. My article is part of this series and can be found in the May/June edition of Clavier Companion!

Don’t get Clavier Companion? Get a digital copy of this issue for free. Just click here. There is a lot of great articles in this issue. Clavier Companion is my favorite magazine. Relevant and engaging articles for piano teachers to look forward to 6 times a year. If you don’t already subscribe, I would highly recommend it!