Cello There: The Funny Side of Music Education

Music Education has a whimsical side to it. Music teachers and student musicians get to see the funny in class and rehearsals. Cello There takes all of this and puts it in one place where we can see a new set of Music Education Funnies every weekday by Gregory Pavliv and MusicTeachingGuru.com

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Every Music Teacher should be able to teach using a piano. And I give this method my seal of approval for a few reasons. FIRST, it removes any embarrassment we may have about admitting we need to learn it. You buy it use it on your own without a teacher or a class. SECOND, It is easy to use and you will see an immediate improvement (so will your students). And THIRD, it is of a super high quality and easy to follow. Check it out! There are free videos to demonstrate how effective it is...

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I've been teaching music for over 15 years as a public school music teacher and as an owner of a private lesson studio. When I needed a piano for my music room in my first music teaching job, I put together an action plan. And it worked! Here is an excerpt from the book...

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When you need a piano for your music classroom, you can get one. And you can find one free. (More on that in my book available below). Anyway, often times when we hear the word "free" we think that it's a lie. Truth is, finding a free piano isn't like looking for a needle in a haystack. It's like looking for a haystack in a field of haystacks. There are PLENTY of free pianos out there! You just have to find the right one.

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I am super excited to announce that my “Music Teacher’s Guide to Finding a Free Piano” will be available on November 7th on Kindle via Amazon.com! We don’t realize how many free pianos are out there just waiting to find a good home (or a good school). Pianos are typically made so incredibly well that they are virtually timeless. A single piano can be passed on for three or four generations. (And I know this from experience.)

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As parents, we want our kids to have as many opportunities to succeed as possible. Neuroscientists now know that music education offers many advantages to help craft your child’s creative brain through experiencing music every day. And while many children have music class in their school, professional piano lessons offer a unique creative-brain dialogue that empowers, inspires and develops lifelong abilities & memories.

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Here are some links to stream Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto's No. 1 through No. 5 in your music room. We've also included a link two a two hour "Best of" Rachmaninoff compilation. 

But first, if you Googled this and spelled his name right, take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back. Good job!

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Looking for some quick online piano games for music class? These are safe for classroom use and each page has a bunch of other games on their pages that are definitely worth exploring! These can be used as homework assignments, in class reinforcements or as materials to use during a music technology portion of your program incorporated in either a computer lab or your music room.

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