Declaring His Name Choral Festival

Declaring His Name has become a tradition in the upper Mid-West. This will be the 7th annual choral festival. See the brochure and registration form: 2017 Brochure. Looking for a flyer to post, check out this flyer: 2017 Flyer. Check out the testimonial video:  ...
The Brain and Practicing

The Brain and Practicing

Are you looking for ways to fully use the brain to make practice as beneficial as possible? Dr. Schons shares some amazing thoughts about the brain to help you or your child in practicing music.

Christmas Gifts of Music Learning

One of the surprises I encountered when teaching music was realizing how few of the classic Christmas carols and songs students know these days. Therefore, for this year, I have compiled a list of Christmas songs to assist students in learning the Christmas...

Practice, Practice, Practice

After an exciting summer of fun activities, times of rest, family trips, etc., it can be quite an adjustment to go back to school with full schedules, juggling school, church, sports, after school activities, and many other responsibilities.  With this crowded...

End of Summer Music Activities

Wow, it has been quite the whirlwind of a summer. I know you’re probably thinking the same thing I am, “Can’t summer go a little longer?”  Oh, well, we can’t change the past, but before the next school year begins, it can be fun to take a look back at what has been...

Summer Music Making

Although I took the summer off from weekly teaching music, I did not take the summer off from music. During the summer, I was actively involved with music in a number of ways such as accompanying, singing in choir, singing in a men’s group, playing in orchestra, and playing organ.

Treble Clef Bingo

With summer comes lots of new adventures, times of rest, and great memories. I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Sometimes, parents look for ideas to keep a little music learning still active and fresh in their children’s heads while still taking a summer break...

Post Office Game

Having fast note recognition is often hard for students, but being able to quickly name a note is important and makes learning new pieces much easier. Although using flashcards is a great way to help improve note recognition, students and parents often wonder how to...