In the Music Room

Piano Music for the FUN of it!

As a little break from the everyday lesson books, I've put together a music list that is great to keep students engaged in piano playing over the summer! These books are perfect to motivate students! Best for students who have taken a year or less: Jazz & Blues Level 1 Disney Level 1 Popular Level… Continue reading Piano Music for the FUN of it!

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because


I pull this happy song out with my music students every year for Valentine's Day. It's a favorite of mine from childhood, as my mom always sang it with us in the car. "I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening 'neath the silvery moon..." It occurred… Continue reading Skinnamarink

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Musical Positivity

I thought I'd share some of the quotes from famous musicians that are posted in our music room. Find some time to sing or dance this weekend!

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

I can’t sing for you…

I don't have your voice. I don't have the special abilities that belong solely to YOU. We tell kids what to do, what not to do, lead their lines and give them assignments and chores. How often, though, do we trust them to shine in their own talent?     I heard a choir director… Continue reading I can’t sing for you…

In the Music Room, My Favorite Things

‘Tis the Season!

Musicians always need an early start to prep and practice for seasonal music, and Christmas is no exception for the piano student.  I have found that playing traditional Christmas music causes huge learning leaps, and motivates like none other.  However, the trick is to pick versions that are playable without too much frustration so that… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“The Bare Necessities”

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I've embraced the message in this song as my students learned it in Music this week. We teach our… Continue reading “The Bare Necessities”

In the Music Room

The PIANO Classroom

Think back to your childhood. Did you take piano lessons? If so, did you stick with it? Did you enjoy them? Another thought, what was your first piano teacher like? I remember sitting on the couch in silence, waiting, as my sisters went through their lessons, afraid to make a peep. I remember that my… Continue reading The PIANO Classroom