Behind the Scenes: Phase 2!

Getting ready for Phase 2 for our QUEST and thought I would share a little “behind the scenes” picture.

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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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4th of July FUN: Day 3 & 4

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.

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Thank you for your support and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!


 

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4th of July FUN: Day 2

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!

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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!


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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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ASMTA Conference: Ensembles, Duets and Technology…. Oh My!

Lori Frazer knows what she is talking about when it comes to midi and the features of the Yamaha Clavinova.

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Lori shared, “We lose 78% of students between level 1 and level 2.” (This is based on music sales) It’s up to us to come up with things that we can do with our students to help prevent them from quitting so early.

I would like to share my top 3 tips that stood out to me in this presentation when it comes to ensembles, duets and technology…

1) To be an effective duet partner, learn the other person’s part. 

I really loved this and will need to remember when my students prepare for our chapter’s ensemble program. If they are familiar with what their partner is playing and sounds like, they are going to be more on top of their own part!

2) When playing on a digital piano like the Clavinova, find an instrument that would represent an articulation correctly. ie: Marimba for staccato

Which leads to another great tip that Lori shared…

3) Remember the mood/genre of what the student is creating. Then base those instrumentation choices accordingly. 

There were plenty of hands on examples on Lori’s presentation which is always helpful.

I wish I had gotten a picture of Lori holding up one of her USB flash drives. She collects them and has all sorts of fun one’s like wonder woman, etc. Check out these music themed flash drives I found here.


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