SALE-a-bration

This is my birthday month as well as my 4th Anniversary of being Cancer FREE!!!!!!!  This is not some big marketing ploy, I want to celebrate and to do so in every aspect of my Read more…

Teaching Singing

I have been asked, “But if he plays an instrument is it really important that he sing?” Teaching children to sing is important and there are several methods to accomplish this. Here are a few Read more…

The Gift of Music

Through the rest of that summer and the next year God would gently teach me that my identity was not in being a writer, a mom, a wife, a music teacher, a piano teacher, or a Kid’s Choir Director.

Parking Dynamics

So many of you loved seeing the pics of Parking Notes.  I really appreciate all your words of encouragement.  Here are some pics of Parking Dynamics.  This game is similar to Parking Notes, but has Read more…

Parking Notes

I demonstrated my homemade version of this game at several conferences this year. It is not only a favorite of my younger students, but also a favorite with conferees in my classes.  I am very Read more…

The Voice and Steady Beat

Helen Kemp writes “the basis for pitch is steady beat.”  I can not tell you how people don’t seem to understand why or how to accomplish this in a student. I hope to give a Read more…

Back to School

So here we go. Shopping for back to school supplies, games, new piano books, and just anything that looks like it will help me teach music. I love the creative spirit that is the beginning Read more…

Blueberry Blowup!!

Sometimes we stop and ask ourselves, “How did I get myself into this?” For me, it’s because I can’t say “no.” Or because the sentence spoken to me started with “Mom, we need…..” This time Read more…