Music “How To”s

Free Xylophone / Glockenspiel App to Practice Without an Instrument

At Open School this year, Red, Silver and Yellow clusters are learning the keyboard percussion! Learning any instrument takes hard work. And, I would love for all of my students to have the opportunity to practice at home. While there are several great glockenspiels that are available for just $25-$40, even the cheapest keyboard percussion instrument […]

Using the MuseScore App to Learn Music Faster

I have wrote before about the amazing free MuseScore program for music notation. With it, you can write sheet music and advanced musical scores on your computer for absolutely no cost. It’s 100% free and incredibly rubust. For just $2, you can take MuseScore with you on your mobile device. It is currently available in […]

Real Ukulele App from Gismart

At Open School this year, the Blue and Purple Clusters are learning the ukulele! Learning any instrument takes hard work. And, I would love for all of my students to have the opportunity to practice at home. Ukuleles are not at all the most expensive instrument. In this post, I have listed suggestions that are […]

An Introduction to Music Practice with Trello

UPDATE: As of the summer of 2018, I have switched to using MyMusicStaff’s Student Portal for keeping track of assignments. Admittedly, it is not quite as flexible or robust as Trello. However, it is simple for students to use and offers a lot of other useful features for overall studio management. I still use Trello […]