Some GREAT practice tips:
search.google.com Spring Semester begins January 6, 2020 - Contact us for details!
This speaks for itself!
My former student, Vance, playing Dolphin Dance at a gig - I'm so proud of him!
First, I want to say a big "thank you" to all who've liked my page! This one is for you. Also, those of you who know me know this is probably my favorite jazz standard, so I hope you enjoy! Recorded live July 11, 2019.
Notes 88 Music Studio
Our next Studio Community Service performance will be on Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 at Sunrise Senior Living in Schaumburg! Join us for a great music-making experience!
NOW OFFERING - Piano lessons and Flute lessons in our Palatine studio on Saturday mornings! CALL 217-246-7958 to reserve your time!
search.google.com NOW OFFERING piano and flute lessons in our Palatine location on Saturday mornings!!
Do you GET it??
School is starting back up. Advocate for music in our classrooms!
Copy, Paste and Breathe
As we get ready for Fall Semester, parents may find this to be useful information:
Drum Camp !!
More good reasons to learn to play an instrument!!
musicmakershub.com 7 Ways Playing A Musical Instrument Makes You Smarter malik Methods French horn, piano, oboe, ocarina, cello, violin, drums, bass, tuba, flute, harp…. So, what do all these musical instruments have to do with doing better in school, study, and communication skills? It just might surprise you how...
Drum Camp is July 15-19 at the studio. Open to all students in the area!
notes88.com July 15-19 at Notes88 Music Studio - 2:10 - 3:00 pm each day - Learn to read and play rhythm patters, technique, syncopation, and play along to popular songs! $75
[06/29/19] Check the Facebook Marketplace for free pianos and keyboards nearby!!!
Spring Semester has ended! Congratulations to all students for passing AIM evaluations, playing in the Pop & Jazz Recital, participating in the Studio Ensemble Workshop, and earning trophies in the Studio Challenge. Great accomplishments!
[04/18/19] This is not new but still pertinent!
[03/09/19] Students and Parents: Did you know the Schaumburg Public Library has several shelves of popular and classical music for various instruments!! Go browse and check out some to read through - you may find some pieces you like and you can order the book or piece online! Upstairs on the west side.
Certification Board for Music Therapists
Happy World Music Therapy Day! #musictherapy #mtbc
Music's impact on young brains, IQ, physical development, improved academic performance, self-discipline, social interaction, self-efficacy, and improved executive functioning - all that from weekly individual music lessons from a qualified instructor! What a GREAT idea!!
thefreelibrary.com Free Online Library: The link between music lessons and IQ in children. by "American Music Teacher"; Education Academic achievement Research Children Music education Music in education Musicians
Music Game/Theory/History/Listening Websites
This website contains hundreds of learning games of varying levels, all carefully planned to gain mastery of the elements of music theory, ear training and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment.
This site is just for kids—to talk to other kids about piano, listen to the Taz-man, jump to other cool places, time travel to meet a famous composer or pianist, get a great tip to help withlessons, get help with writing piano or music reports or even ask a question!
The Yellow Cat piano program offers students the opportunity to excel at the piano. Its learning methods enable students to learn quickly and to achieve higher levels of success than the standard music program.
Funbrain offers games on composers, instruments, reading and vocabulary.
Learning about and listening to different instruments, reading music, musical genres and links to additional sites are the features of this site.
This is a great site for music theory.
This site includes games and songs. You also can use this site to search for more related sites.
"Name That Tune," a link to the American Symphony Orchestra League, Instruments, lesson plans and games all can be found on this website.
This site offers many links to quality classical music sites.
Features online, interactive piano lessons that can be used in conjunction with traditional piano lessons.
Includes quality theory tutorials, and interactive identification and ear training drills in note reading, key signatures, intervals and triads.
Students can test their music knowledge with quizzes, matches, concentration card games and other activities.
Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and manipulating music.
Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive Improvisation Station.
Enable students to compose from a MIDI keyboard and add voice-overs or other audio recorded through a microphone.
Access online accompaniments that function as virtual accompanists.
This site is devoted to ear training and theory skills.
This site offers ear training and theory skills.
This site contains lots of free music resources for elementary music classroom teachers, private music instructors and homeschool parents, for the purpose of building kids up in positive ways and enriching their lives with an appreciation for music and learning.
Happy Note! music games (shareware and freeware) are both amusing and educational. They offer a way to learn to read music notes in treble clef and bass clef the fun way.
A music educational portal designed especially for kids and music beginners. Primarily focusing on the piano basics, they produce games to learn music easily with fun.
KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians—with kid-friendly results! The site includes links to kid-friendly websites about music and music history.
Sphinx Kids contains interactive games and videos.
Classics for Kids contains games, music lessons, lesson plans and information on composers and classical music. (For students and teachers.)
Fun music stuff just for kids.
Theta Music Trainer features music and ear training games.
cbc.ca It's long been known that Alzheimer's patients often retain musical memories, even when they can't remember names, faces or places. Canadian researchers say brain scans have helped them understand why.
[08/08/18] Free piano available - text me if you want it!!
An interesting look into how music lessons can affect the brain.
classicfm.com A new piece of research reveals that playing piano for six months can noticeably improve a child’s language skills.
Did you know --?
As a piano teacher, I'm often asked by parents to evaluate a used piano for purchase. Here's a great professional with excellent tips!
How to inspect a used piano by Fred Altenburg of Altenburg Piano House. Fred shows us all the parts of a used piano to check, what to look for and what to wa...
The Parkinson's Support Group I lead was featured in the local newspaper (not particularly well-written, nor exactly correct in every respect, but I'll take the free coverage anyway!).
mysundaynews.com Music therapy sessions are helping people with Parkinson's disease, but how? Music, particularly rhythm, can become a template for organizing a series of movements.
[01/15/18] ISMTA also holds a Composition competition every year for young students. Students - let's get involved in this!
ISMTA Competition Guidelines
ISMTA Competition Guidelines
ISMTA Elementary Piano Solo Performance Competition
Age: 7-10 as of September 1, 2017
Repertoire: Perform at least two contrasting pieces
Entry Fee: $30
Maximum Judging Time: 8 minutes
First Place Award: $75.00
ISMTA Junior Piano Solo Performance Competition
Age: 11-14 years old as of September 1, 2017
Repertoire: Perform at least two compositions from contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist or Contemporary).
Entry Fee: $50
Maximum Judging Time: 10 minutes
First Place Cash Prize: $100
STUDENTS if you are interested in participating, see me for more details!
mic.com Practicing scales changed your life.
Another great article on the value of classical music for children.
huffingtonpost.com And maybe the rest of us do, too.
Notes 88 Music Studio is focusing on improvisation this semester. Here is one girl's improvisation -featured on "60 Minutes" - Listen to this!!
60 Minutes pulls four musical notes out of hat, and young composer Alma Deutscher takes off, improvising a piano sonata in under a minute Subscribe to the "6...
musictherapy.org This year, the National Memorial Day Concert honored Capt. Luis Avila, a military policeman severely injured after an IED explosion. During the performance segment, featuring acclaimed singer Renée Fleming, a special moment was dedicated to the importance of music therapy services for veterans. Cap...
My new year's resolution is to look for these events BEFORE they happen so I can attend! So glad to see all these professionals advocating for music therapy!
musictherapy.org The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., held a two-day event, “Sound Health: Music and the Mind,” honoring the power of music and music therapy. Kicked off with a National Symphony Orchestra concert on June 2nd, June 3rd featured a full day of sessions with intera...
STUDENTS: Here are some great practice tips for you!
classicfm.com Incorporate these tips into your daily practice routine, and you'll soon see the benefits.
This well-written article expresses my views about learning life lessons through music study. Please read and think about this!
jstor.org Dylan Savage, Sustainable TEACHING: Learning Lessons For Life Through Music, American Music Teacher, Vol. 61, No. 6 (June/July 2012), pp. 12-15
Parents - listen to this! Very entertaining, and full of information!
A look at the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument: http://ow.ly/SDkts
search.google.com Notes 88 Music Studio is EXPANDING! Our Spring Semester will begin January 8, when we welcome another instructor, Mr. Tom Fairbairn, to the studio! We now offer more lesson times, and lessons in piano, voice, guitar, percussion (drums), flute, and other woodwinds. See the web site for information on...
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After School Tutoring center for Math, English, Abacus and General Knowledge .
The Winston Knolls School is a private non-profit therapeutic day school catering to children with Autism spectrum and other developmental disorders.
The Timber Trails PTO is committed that our parents, students, teachers and staff have a positive and successful experience at Timber Trails.
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Abacus based Mind Math program and Certified teacher led (English) Reading and Writing program
Combining my knowledge of child growth, development, and learning, with many years experience as both an educator of children and parents, I offer remediation and enrichment to children, as well as parenting support to parents.
We are a group of volunteers that work to provide fun activities for the students, families, and staff. Follow us to find out how to get involved!
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