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Marche Funebre D'Une Marionnette by Charles Gounod
This weekend we prepare for Halloween and wanted to share about a song that I've played as easy arrangements before, yet finally set the goal to learn the original song. The Funeral March of the Marionettes by Charle Gounod is famous from the Alfred Hitchcock Show. As a kid I remember watching reruns of the show on PBS and he used this song as his theme song to his famous show. I've wanted to learn how to play the song and spent a lot of time working on it. Still have some to
Halloween Acting Games
The month of October our acting students have been playing tons of Halloween Games. They are enjoying using their creativity with the Halloween games. When you go the website, go to the Acting Games and find the Fall and Halloween Ideas. These are games I've created over the years. Some are PowerPoints with silly themes of peculiar candy ideas, would you dress your cat in these costumes and everything Pumpkin Spice. Please check them out. One is called Unusual Creatures, whic
Halloween Hustle Book
Some weeks ago my wife found some fun Halloween Books at a local thrift store, including this one by Charlotte Gunnufson. She is author of this book and Prince and Pirates. When I get a chance I'll try to find Prince and Pirates, since I like pirates. Her website is https://www.booksbycharlotte.com/ where she has activities about her two books. She also mentions why she wrote this book, based on her children's skeleton art work. She states: "I’ve saved many crafts my kids hav
Purple People Eater
The past weeks I have been looking over, practicing and trying to make videos of Christmas music and planning for our Halloween studio event happening this Saturday. What an amazing time of the year. The students are doing very well with the Halloween music and they are enjoying the Christmas songs selected. With the weekend event coming up, I'm planning a couple extra ideas for the next two weeks. A while ago, I found a rhythm dictation to the song Purple People Eater from p
Nutcracker Rhythm Cups
The past three weeks have been very busy accompanying for a school and making a video for the concert. I'm so grateful to be back in the classroom. Plus we're getting ready for a Halloween event with our students and of course I'm trying to introduce Christmas music. Haha. Yet wanted to take a moment to share about something new for Christmas this year that I'm very excited about from Wendy Stevens @ composecreate.com. She created cup rhythms to songs from the Nutcracker, in
A Mini "Minor" Piano Concert
More details to come, yet going to try something a bit different. Wanting to share some minor piano music. Thanks for your support. Blessings.
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