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This is by FAR the largest collection of worksheets I have ever set out to put together! My goal was 100 pages, and when the pack reached 100, I just couldn't stop creating. So here you go! 175 pages of no prep, no frills, print and go music
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This set of coloring sheets is part of the Musical Instruments Coloring Sheets BUNDLE! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 32 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring a
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Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this glamorous set of EDITABLE
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Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly and professionally with this vibrant set of EDITABLE newsletter
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Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of musical instruments? These 20 Quick Quizzes are just the thing you've been looking for! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! Perfect to use as a quick quiz,
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These vibrant PDF owl-themed sheets take musical math to a whole new level! Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fill-in-the-blank-with-a-number-or-note sheets are sure to make a "positive" impact on your students, "subtract" their doubt about
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The eleven PDF worksheets included in the “Keys Are A Breeze!” piano keyboard packet are sure to help your beginners learn the letter names of the piano keys in no time. Expanded to 11 pages 9/29/16! **This product is included in the Beginning
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This set of coloring sheets is part of the Musical Instruments Coloring Sheets BUNDLE! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 21 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 watercolor posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a tremendous
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 25 inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your beautiful classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a
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Perfect for the classroom setting, Christmas camp, music classroom, or a Christmas party you host completely separately from school, Christmas Charades and More is sure to please your friends, students, and family with hours of fun! This fun set of
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Newly Updated 7/31/15 with a full makeover and expansion! Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this musical instrument version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review the musical instruments in a fun and hands-on way,
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**This item is part of the Composition Bundle! This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! The pages can be used as slides, on iPad or other tablet, printed, and more. Step by step
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Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this rhythm version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review rhythms in a fun and hands-on way, increase your students’ listening skills, and have fun at the same time! Game includes 8
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Updated in March 2017 to include 20 items! Perfect for elementary piano students, group classes, music camps, private lessons, the music classroom, and more! Give your youngest beginners a solid foundation from the very beginning of piano lessons
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Bach to the Basics gives students a fun way to review elementary-level music symbols. Bach to the Basics contains 3 separate worksheets in full color, plus the same 3 worksheets with the colorful background removed, and an additional simple set
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This vibrant, colorful, and adorable Piano Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your piano recital, and give your studio recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and kid-friendly look! The set
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This set is now bigger and better than ever! Decorate your studio or classroom with these 95 fun musical instrument signs! 95 pages of instruments on chalkboard and glitter backgrounds are included in this set, and each instrument is on a separate
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Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
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This has been my top selling winter product for the past two winters! Fun winter games to use with one student, a group, in the classroom, music camp, and more! This file contains two complete sets of game cards: *A full set of full color cards
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

There is music in every child, and it is my absolute pleasure to help each child I teach fall in love with music! I have a PhD in music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy, and it is such a joy to create educational resources for music teachers and students! I've been teaching private piano lessons since 1990, blogging since March 2012, and creating digital resources since May 2013. Besides teaching piano lessons and creating resources for music teachers and students, I accompany choirs at our local high school and middle school, and play piano and keyboard at my church. In short, I love being a musician!

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a teacher, I consider my style to be encouraging, patient, and kind, I meet students where they are and provide them with relevant tools and information to help them reach their potential. I ask lots of questions and expect only the best from my students. They are awesome!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mississippi College awarded me with the Distinguished Young Faculty award in 2009 for excellence in teaching, and for opening, directing, and growing their new music preparatory department. In 2007, I became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My degrees include a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Doctor of Philosophy in Music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Virginia Music Teachers Association, and the Blue Ridge Music Teachers Association.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a classically trained pianist and I enjoy teaching custom piano lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities, including students with special needs. I have taught at Louisiana State University (while in graduate school), Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, and Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. I enjoy blogging at http://thepluckypianista.blogspot.com and operating my online business on TpT. My incredible and supportive husband Greg and I live in a small town nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The beautiful fonts and graphics used in my store banners are from Sonya Dehart, Kimberly Geswein, Pretty Grafik Designs, and Megan Farve.

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