Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sale Extended!

The sale of the Piano Flip Book has been so popular, we've decided to extend it!  We'd love to see ALL your students enjoy learning about how the piano works.  Our students have been LOVING it!

Here's some of what we're hearing:

J (parent) - "The Piano Flip Book is a great way to get kids engaged in learning about the piano."
B (elementary student) - "This was so much fun!  I loved learning about how my piano works!"
C (Teen) - "The Piano Flip Book is cool!"
D (Teen) - "This is a fun way to earn about the piano!"
M (Teen) - "This Piano Flip Book is so much fun!"
S (elementary student) - "The Piano Flip Book is awesome!  I really love it!"
C (elementary student) - "This is really great!  I love doing this!"

Why not incorporate this fun activity in your studio or classroom?  We're extending the sale on the Piano Flip Book through the entire month of February so take advantage of the savings and get your copy now!

Just like on the Birds of a Feather tab above or see more information on the flip book here.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SALE TODAY ONLY!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

In honor of the day and of YOU, we're putting our Piano FLIP book ON SALE for today ONLY!  $5.00 OFF!  See a preview HERE.

We're flipping over YOU!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Planning to Run a Camp This Summer?

C O M I N G   S O O N ! ! ! !


A Jungle-Themed Practice Incentive Program -
DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE!

This incentive program is designed to keep your students practicing, but also celebrates the characteristics of a musician.  Puzzles, Cyphers, Mazes and a super-exciting Labyrinth are all part of this year-long program!










Continue your year-long practice incentive with this jungle-themed camp or just run the camp! Based around nine jungle animals, a trading post and a student-sized grid for games, this camp will have your students excited about all things MUSIC!


Both the Practice Incentive and the Camp will be available THIS MONTH!







And if that's not enough....Watch for TONIC TOWER and BEYOND CITY LIMITS - a city-themed practice incentive and camp COMING IN MARCH!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Musicians are Like...

It's great to see the excitement the Piano Flip Book is creating not only in our studio, but with music teachers everywhere!
Here's a look at the artwork from one of our high school students!  Have I mentioned the Piano Flip Book is popular with ALL our students - both elementary AND middle school/high school students?

A total win for your studio or classroom!

Bringing you quality resources is important to us.  We also "test" our resources by using them with our students first so that we only bring to you what students love!

In addition to the Piano Flip Book, we would like to introduce another new product - the Musicians are Like... series!  This series helps students identify characteristics of good musicians by relating them to animal skills, talents and behaviors.  We all love animals and often there is a great connection between us.  When used with your students, this series will help that connection and help you reinforce all those musician skills!

Our first series....The Jungle Edition!  And here's a look at what's included.









Nine Jungle Animal Collector Cards.  When printed and cut apart, they fit perfectly into baseball card-sized plastic sleeves so students can organize and view their collection.  Use them as rewards, encouragement, examples of goals to work on or simply for instructional enrichment.










Jungle Animal Coloring Pages!   There are five pages - nine animals along with one cover sheet.  In addition to an outline picture of each animal (suitable for coloring), each page includes information about the featured animal and ways students can relate the animal's trait to their own musicianship.  These coloring pages can be used as part of individual or group lessons, camps, or as a separate unit on positive characteristics of musicians.










Nine Jungle Animal Valentines!  Just in time for Valentine's Day, each valentine features a different jungle animal reinforcing your jungle theme and making it easy for you since all you need to do is print them and cut them apart.







Jungle Animal Birthday Postcards!  These postcards are unique, fun and simple for you to help your students celebrate!  Print them out, address them and they're ready to mail!







And unique to our jungle edition...Jungle Animal Stickers/Buttons!  One sheet features the nine individual animals and the trait each represents in a way your students can wear with pride.  You can print a sheet on adhesive sheets to use as stickers or print them on regular cardstock, cut them out and place in plastic button pins.  These are perfect for rewards, encouragement or to acknowledge the jungle animal trait your students most exemplify.


You can purchase the Musicians are Like...Jungle Edition by clicking on the Birds of a Feather tab above.  The one time purchase allows you to use the kit with your entire studio as many times as you want!  Keep in mind that we have several other editions in the works so you will soon see more options to choose from!

Also....DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE practice incentive and JUNGLE JAM camp plans will be released within the next couple of weeks!  This kit is a perfect complement to both of those!

Enjoy!!



Thursday, February 1, 2018

The PIANO FLIP BOOK!

Teach your students about the piano!  Not only how to play it, but how it works.  We created this exciting, fun and interactive flip book that does just that!
I have been using the Piano Flip Book with my students over the last few months and they LOVE it! We've been taking a few minutes each week to work on it and for many it has become the highlight of the lesson!

With a few supplies you probably already have on hand, your students will be cutting, pasting, coloring and best of all...LEARNING all about the piano...it's history and anatomy, how the action works, the topography and how to care for this amazing instrument.

Here's a little look at some of what's inside:

A bit of history...











A piano flip book inside a piano flip book!











A full 88 keyboard pull out with activities on each octave!












The best part?  The purchase of the Piano Flip Book allows you to make as many copies as you want for your studio, classroom or home!  The gift that keeps on giving!

This activity can be used each week like I've been doing in my independent teaching studio or it can be part of a camp, group lesson, classroom or homeschool project.

Click on the BIRDS OF A FEATHER tab above to find it!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Have you seen The Emoji Movie?

I recently took my granddaughter to The Emoji Movie, which is currently still in the theaters.  It was very cute and she LOVED it.   Now every time we see an emoji anywhere, she reminds me of a part in the movie.  Are your students talking about it?

Why not take advantage of that excitement to encourage a bit of music learning?  Birds of a Feather has 2 fun emoji games that all of our students enjoy playing!

Here's a quick look at both of them:

Emoji Accidental
This super fun-filled game is perfect to work on accidentals with your students.  Students start on a very sad, injured emoji and work their way around the board to turn their emoji into a happy, healthier version all while identifying those accidentals!

This packet includes a game board, game cards, grand staff cards and game directions.  Add a few fun emoji erasers as game pieces and you'll have students longing to learn their accidentals!

So much fun!! 


Emoji-magination - NEW!!!
This fun charade-style game is a great way to review/reinforce musical terms and let's face it...it's just plain fun!  This game centers around a large emoji-die - a MONKEY emoji-die!!  This totally adds to the charade fun!  
This packet includes game directions, game cards and the 6 monkey sides you need to add to a square box!  This game is a favorite at group lessons!

Celebrating what your students love helps you teach in a way that makes your students want to learn!  Have fun with them and if you haven't seen the movie, make sure you do!  You might even want to make it a studio event!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A fun Summer game!

Looking for a fun, Summer game?  Consider "What's the Scoop?"  This ice-cream scoop related game is a much requested game in my studio right now!

Add it to your summer camp, or summer lessons.  Either way, your students will be recognizing melodic and harmonic intervals - unison through 5ths - in no time.  You can read more about it here.

This delicious game is included in the current SALE, so get yours today!

Just click on the "Birds of a Feather" tab above!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

SALE EXTENDED!

By popular demand, we've decided to extend our May SALE to a Spring SALE!  If you were late getting in on all the savings, you still have time!  The Sale will be extended until June 18th!

So, go shopping and enjoy the fun!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

LAST DAY FOR THE SALE!!!

Today is the LAST DAY for the great MAY SALE!!  Everything is at least 20% off!  Stock up NOW!!  Even if you don't plan to run a camp this year or even if you have other plans, there is are so many games, projects, crafts, etc that can easily used through out the year in your studio or classroom.   Build your own theme with any of them!

There is also a great practice incentive - Marooned on Musicians' Island!  My students LOVED it!   So don't hesitate to stock up now!

We are in the process of completing loads of additional resources so look for those shortly!!

Have a GREAT WEEK!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2 More Days Left!



There are 2 more days left to get in on the May SALE!  Be sure to stock up on any camps, resources or games you need!

It's not too late to run a camp or a few group lessons over the summer - all the planning has been done for you!  Just click on one of the tabs above to get the resources you need!

Happy Shopping!