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Music Education Apps – A Guest Post by Campbellsville University

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:41 +0000

Technology is an incredible tool in the classroom. It can give teachers new and exciting ways to engage students, improve the learning process and make tracking progress easier. So why can’t this same philosophy extend to music? There are more than 80,000 education apps designed just for the iPad alone, and many are designed with […]

Group Piano Class Highlights

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:57 +0000

Here’s a 1-minute video (created on my iPhone using the Videolicious app) of our first Vanishing Voices group piano class of the year! We had a great time playing a round of Composer Trading, performing for each other, learning about Josquin Desprez, listening to a couple of his compositions, and attempting to decipher the Latin […]

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:17 +0000

If you’re looking for music group class game that your students will love, Composer Trading is sure to do the job! Every time we play it, my students beg to play it again. We played it again at our group class this week and they were thrilled! You can download the free image files and […]

History of American Music Education – A Guest Post by Campbellsville University

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00:26 +0000

In most public schools across the country, music education is an important part of the educational experience. The history of music education in the United States began before the American Revolution and progressed to the prevalence of music education today. Music Education in the Colonies When the Pilgrims and Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, they brought […]

Free Image Files to Make Your Own Composer Trading Game

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:39:13 +0000

One of our favorite loud and lively games we’ve played in the studio is Composer Trading. It was one of the highlights at our September Surprise! piano lesson kickoff for the year! If you download the free image files from the Music Matters Blog store, you can upload them to, and from now until […]

These are a few of my favorite [teaching] things…

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:47:01 +0000

We are officially two weeks into piano lessons for this fall, and everyone is off to a great start with our Vanishing Voices practice incentive theme! It’s fun to watch the students study the gallery of composers on the studio wall and learn how to pronounce their names. I attended a training seminar this weekend […]

September Surprise Group Piano Class – by Candlelight!

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:05:29 +0000

The September Surprise! has become a much-anticipated tradition in our studio, but I think I can safely say that this year’s will go down in history as one of the most memorable. The students and their families arrived in the midst of an intense thunderstorm, and near the end of one of the performances a […]

And the Winners Are

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:53:38 +0000

#25 – Sherrill; #15 – Renda; #16 – Tammy You three will receive a free copy of the fabulous Informusic app. I know you all will love it!

Review and Giveaway of Informusic App

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:53:35 +0000

The timing could not be more perfect for the launch of the fabulous new Informusic app! It’s everything I would have come up with myself to provide a handy and useful reference tool for my students as we spend the year learning about composers and music history with our Vanishing Voices practice incentive theme. You […]

And the Winner Is…

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:06:14 +0000

Ashley! Congratulations, Ashley, you will be receiving a complete set of studio decor for Jungle Expedition that you can use in your studio. I hope you and your students have a wonderful time with it!