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Poor Elvis

A new-to-me acronym for the treble clef lines – from one of my students who heard it from her school music teacher: Elvis’s Guitar Broke Down Friday. I see Anne Crosby has a great new graphic for Bass Clef lines … Continue reading

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Do I deserve to play a game?

One of my new students is insatiably curious. He catches on instantly and is able to extend(?) his knowledge and transfer(?) – infer(?) – extrapolate(?) the new bits of information (there’s an educational term for this – it escapes me). … Continue reading

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Drill the skills

This is kind of a follow-up to the previous post on the value of repetition in practicing. An article in a March issue of Maclean’s magazine, titled ¬†“Why is it your job to teach your kid math?” discusses recent learning … Continue reading

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Grizzly in the cockpit?

The grizzly bear won’t be your pilot any time soon. ¬†More insight from oddquartet.com. Grizzly Bears Don’t Fly Airplanes.

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Colourful Music Theory

One session I attended at the CFMTA Convention was a presentation of a new product designed to make music theory colourful and memorable. The Pianotekneek Notebox is a highly visual and tactile way to teach and re-inforce note names, intervals, … Continue reading

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