Subscribe: Music Matters Blog
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
blog  drawing  free copy  free  inspiring calling  inspiring  love  matters blog  matters  music matters  music  piano  students  winner  years 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Music Matters Blog

Music Matters Blog

inspiring creativity in music education

Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:08:01 +0000


Get 25% Off All Products at

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:08:01 +0000

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that it’s no secret that I love I first became aware of them when I won a business card redesign contest seven years ago. I immediately fell in love with the quality of their paper products and have used them over and over for […]

Practice Habits Launches Member Community

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:00:45 +0000

Chris Owenby, founder of, has been cranking out oodles of resources for piano teachers – from sheet music to technical exercises to helpful practice guides. He has put together a membership site that contains all of these and more. He’s offering a 30% discount for anyone who joins between now and midnight on July […]

And the Winner Is…

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:44:39 +0000

#3 – Merri – Congrats, Merri! You are the winner of the drawing for a free copy of the iBook Piano! I know you and your students will love it. For those who didn’t win or get in on the drawing, you can read the Music Matters Blog review of it here. It is well […]

An Inspiring Calling

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:34:34 +0000

Kristin Jensen, of the wonderful My Fun Piano Studio website, asked me to write a guest post for her blog. Here’s an excerpt of my post, An Inspiring Calling: What if you could do one thing that would motivate students, energize your teaching, elicit gratitude from parents, and increase the value of your studio offerings? […]

Giveaway of Piano: The Book

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:00:39 +0000

Do you remember the beautiful eBook, Piano, that we reviewed here on Music Matters Blog a few weeks ago? Well, author David Crombie is generously offering one free copy to a Music Matters Blog reader! Just leave a comment below to be entered in the drawing for this gorgeous book! One winner will be chosen […]

Review of Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:55 +0000

17th century Scottish writer Andrew Fletcher purportedly wrote the following in a letter, “I said I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher’s sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads he need not care who should make the laws of a nation, and we find […]

20 Pages of Free Worksheets from the Fabers!

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:00:35 +0000

If you visit the companion page for Randall and Nancy Faber’s new Piano Adventures Scale and Chord books you’ll find some free teaching videos and a download of a 20-page workbook of scale activities. A great resource that I’m filing away to use next fall!

AMT Inspiration – The Magic of William Gillock

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:00:37 +0000

After taking a break for a few years, this spring I had the privilege to adjudicate at several student events and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I love having the opportunity to listen to students, encourage them in their musical studies, and give them positive feedback to help them improve as pianists. The article “The Magic […]

Posture at the piano

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:32 +0000

One of the things that has been impressed on me over the years as I’ve grown in my understanding of proper piano technique is the importance of correct bench placement and height. This is often overlooked by pianists, but is essential for producing good tone quality, establishing correct hand position, and avoiding injuries. Here is […]

Hopefully my students will never say such things…

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00:23 +0000

…but here’s to a good laugh! 🙂 Apparently these answers were given by high school students in response to music-related questions: – The principal singer of 19th century opera was called pre-Madonna. – Gregorian chant has no music, just singers singing the same lines. – Sherbet composed the Unfinished Symphony. – All female parts were […]