Tech Tuesday: What’s new this week?

A few announcements you may or may not be aware happening online of that I thought I would share…

1) Daniel McFarlane has some exciting changes on his website!

  • Daniel recently announced that all his pieces are now studio licenses! What does this mean? You can use his pieces with all your students in YOUR studio (not to be shared with other teachers) FOREVER! I LOVE studio licenses! Visit his site here for more specifics.
  • Supersonics now has a rewards program. Check it out here.
  • Daniel McFarlane recently released a Groovy Beats Megapack! Pieces like “Funky Chicken”, “Walkin’ the Dog”, “Agent X”, “Jive Turkey” and “Walk on By” are groovy pieces not to be passed by. Check out the Groovy Beats Megapack options here.

2) video recordings are now available for those who missed some of the live sessions last week or if you purchased a replay pass. It’s not to late to purchase a replay pass by the way. The video’s are available through Dec. 31, 2015. I was able to view most live, but missed a few. There were some great presentation you won’t want to miss out on. I’m looking forward in watching the recordings for those I did miss. And the great part? You can watch them over and over until the end of the year. Click here for more info.

3) Becki Laurent will be giving a free JoyTunes webinar, “Make your desk PAPER FREE! Organizing the teacher’s life with apps!” Becki practices what she preaches and is a paper free teacher. So learn from the best on Wednesday, February 18th; 11:00am CST. Click here to RSVP on Google+. Yes, it will be recorded so if you can’t attend live you can catch the recording after.


Be sure to ‘Like’ FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPSResources on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, reviews and other music resources! starts tomorrow! starts tomorrow! Since it is an online conference you can sit back, grab your favorite snack or beverage and enjoy all the great presentations!


This year you have two options for the conference. You can register for the full access pass which is an on demand “live” version where you not only get to view the presentations live and ask questions at the end, but will have access to the recordings through Dec. 31, 2015 as they are available.

If the on demand doesn’t work for your schedule this week, then you can register for the “replay” pass which will allow you to access to the recordings until Dec. 31, 2015 as they are available. Regardless of what option you choose, don’t miss out!

It’s not too late to register! Just go to to see all the info!

While you are there, be sure to visit the virtual exhibit hall where you might find some specials from vendors to take advantage of!

You can see the exhibit hall and the exhibit hall preview video here.

I will be presenting “Creating a Studio Policy and Sticking to It!” on Friday! See you there! 🙂


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Don’t Forget!

My husband and I are renovating our kitchen cabinets over the next 3-4 days. Wish us luck, we have never done this before! Before I get started on emptying the cabinets, I wanted to remind everyone that there are two deadlines today you don’t want to miss out on!

1) Save BIG (the biggest you will see) on Tim Topham’s PianoFlix program- how to teach pop piano. It’s terrific and is full of great tips and info. Click on the picture below to get your discount and don’t forget to add the code POPPIANO100 to save another $10.00!

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2) Enter to win and SAVE 20% on the conference here or by clicking the picture below. Remember you can go ahead and take advantage of the $20.00 discount that is expiring today by entering the code, FPS. Then if you win you will get reimbursed! You can’t lose! There are not a lot of entries right now so you have a real good chance of winning! Good luck!

Coming in 2015! More reviews, giveaways, new music products, posts and more! Be safe tonight and enjoy ringing in the New Year!

Be sure to ‘Like’ FPSResources on Facebook and follow FPSResources on TpT to stay up to date on giveaways, reviews and other music resources! Special and Giveaway!, an A+ online conference is coming to a computer near you! Beginning in February teachers will be able to sit back and listen to over a dozen nationally recognized presenters share topics that will benefit all.

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 8.39.05 AMI am excited because I have been asked to return and present for this conference again this year. My topic this year is one that I know teachers can really benefit from as it is the #1 topic that comes up over and over on message boards, Creating a Studio Policy and Sticking to It. In this presentation I will be going over creating a policy that you can stick to and tips and tricks and how to respond to those families that like to “test” your policies. You can see the details of all the other presentations here.

Michelle Sisler, Chief Manager for Keys to Imagination, LLC is offering both a discount code AND a giveaway for my readers! Until December 31st, you can save $20 off a Full-Access OR Replay Pass by entering the code, FPS.

The giveaway is for a replay pass (Access on-demand session videos and the exhibit hall anytime after the conference until December 31, 2015). This is a $99 value. The cool thing is you don’t have to wait until the giveaway to take advantage of the discount. If you win Michelle will refund your registration fee! So go ahead and take advantage of registering here and saving $20.00 by entering the code, FPS by December 31st.

To enter the giveaway I want to know what YOU want to hear in my presentation. Do you have a certain family that likes to test your policies? Maybe certain situations that you are not sure how to handle (what if…), ideas on what to include in your policy, etc. Comment below with something you would like to hear in my presentation. Looking forward in seeing your comments. (Deadline to enter is also Dec. 31st)


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Tech Tuesday- 2015 MusicEdConnect Virtual Conference


It’s back and it’s time to register! I had the opportunity last year to participate in the 1st conference online. It was a great experience and I’m so excited that I am able to present again. This time I will be presenting “Creating a Studio Policy & Sticking to It!

The conference is full of presentations from well known presenters. Topics range from technology, creativity, motivational and more!

Click MEC 2015 Brochure to download the brochure showing all the presenters and presenter topics.

There are a couple options this year to choose from. Full Access covers the conference live PLUS on-demand videos, exhibit hall and networking. Or you can choose the Replay Pass which includes on-demand videos, exhibit hall and networking. The big advantage of signing up for full access is being able to ask questions at the end that pertain to you and your students when the presentation is live. Both options gives you access to watch and re-watch them whenever it is convenient for you.

Like to SAVE? If you sign up by Saturday and use the code: FPS10 you can get 10% off your registration! So click on the brochure above, register with the discount code here and enjoy the online conference in February!


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