May 25, 2020

Wanted to say thank you to all who sacrificed their lives for our country. May your memories live on forever. This Patriotic Medley by Amy Potter is for them, how they served our country in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Thanks is just the beginning.

May 22, 2020

I'm always trying to find new ways to help piano students know the notes on the staff well. Board and card games are favorites with our students. They enjoy the opportunity to play a fun game where they are learning. Mostly they like to win and tell me all about it. Ye...

May 19, 2020

One of the recent games we've been doing is a chord worksheet that students are enjoying. I'm not sure where I found the game, yet it has been helpful in this time. When I figure it out where I found it, I'll let you know. I love the set up the of board game with the c...

May 15, 2020

Olaf states that technology is our savior and doom. LOL. This week I've learned more about how to use technology to help the students succeed, including more about Zoom and Skype. Some have not been the best, yet others have brought on learning opportunities. I know th...

May 12, 2020

On Wednesday, March 13th I'll be one of the teachers for the takelssons.TV Classes. I'll be doing a free 45 minute class from 3-3:45 CST on vocal music theater. Those who participate will learn some basic vocal techniques and work on 2 songs: The Greatest Show (The Gre...

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day to every mother and women alive. No matter if you have children or you are a mentor, thanks for all you that you do. I can say that I'm so thankful for my mom, as she continues to support and love her children very well. Plus my incredible aunts, cou...

May 7, 2020

Before the quarantine, my wife got this children's book that has really been speaking to me about the importance of doing what you're called to do, right where we are all at. For me that's teaching voice, piano and acting. This  extremely easy read children's book goes...