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Food for Thought: An easy Thanksgiving piano lesson activity that makes practicing fun

Food for Thought: An easy Thanksgiving piano lesson activity that makes practicing fun

  Ah, Thanksgiving. A time of gratitude, family… and gravy. Why not incorporate the holiday (and all its trimmings) into your Thanksgiving music lessons to make the practice sessions especially exciting? This easy Thanksgiving piano lesson activity will do just that. You’re already a fan of the Meridee Winters Homework Book and Practice Trackers, we hope. (If not, what are you waiting for? Check out this great tool and boost progress immediately!) If you’ve used it, you already know that the layout makes it easy to list assignments, write out music, add notes and even track practice, all while making...

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Not just music lessons... but musical mentorship

Not just music lessons... but musical mentorship

  If you keep up with the ongoing research regarding education and youth development, you may have caught one of the many articles about the value of mentorship. In recent years, a number of articles have pointed towards a study from NC State University, of North Carolina's famed "research triangle."Here's what Business News Daily said of the research and the role of mentorship in successful kids:"If you want your kids to have successful careers when they grow up, you should try finding them a mentor, a new study suggests.Kids who have mentors... are more likely to find work early in...

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Free Meridee Winters Notequest™ Download!

Free Meridee Winters Notequest™ Download!

Try out our materials with a free sample! This month's sample comes from our forthcoming Notequest™ series of games. ***CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD***

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Music as Language Arts Influenced Curriculum

Music as Language Arts Influenced Curriculum

We all have heard the saying that music is a universal language. I have always believed that music should be taught like a language, and I use a language arts curriculum as one of several inspirations in my method. Recent neurological research supports this approach, showing that the brain processes music in the same way it processes language. By utilizing the precepts of a language arts curriculum, students achieve better results in the fundamentals: reading and rhythm.   Language is for expression! What would language be without the ability to engage in conversation, state opinions, tell a joke or make...

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My Secret Plot to Rule the World.

My Secret Plot to Rule the World.

I’d like to share a letter I wrote for parents and students at one of our school concerts. In short, it is a mission statement, and this blog is just one small part of my mission for a more creative world. For years now, I have had a secret plot to take over the world. Bahahaha!!! All this time, you thought you were merely having music lessons, but something mysterious and magical was happening beneath the surface. The time has come to reveal my secret. My (not-so-evil) secret plan is to take over the world… with creativity. I plan to...

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