Friday, December 2, 2016

The Plucky Pianista Blog is MOVING!


Hi friends! I have some very exciting news to share - The Plucky Pianista Blog is moving to a new home! I've been working very hard on the new location, and you can visit the new blog on my website at https://melodypayne.com!

This will be the last post in this location, and I hope you'll join us over at the website! All the posts and freebies that are located here will remain here until I transfer them to the new blog, and all the new posts from today forward will be published at the new blog at https://melodypayne.com.

Be sure to follow the blog and get the newsletter by signing up to download The Ultimate Recital Checklist and Timeline - Your Free Guide to Hosting a Fabulous Student Recital. You won't want to miss out on this comprehensive free checklist to help you with your recital prep!

You'll also want to join the Free Resource Library where you can download worksheets, studio document templates, lead sheets, and other resources for free, just for being a member.

Thank you so much for following The Plucky Pianista blog for the past several years. I have learned so much from this experience, and I'm super excited to take what I have learned and apply it to the new blog and make it a place that I hope you'll enjoy visiting for teaching tips, business tips, fabulous free resources, and so much more! Y'all have been amazing, friends! Thanks for being such fabulous followers and supporters!

See you soon at https://melodypayne.com!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Transform Your Studio Space on a Budget, Part 5: Finishing Touches


You may remember a few years ago when I did a 4-part series on how to transform your studio space on a budget, Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4. If you haven't read those posts yet, please take a few minutes to do so because they form the foundation for today's post. Since the original makeover, I have done a few more things to the studio to further enhance the space and give it a more modern and clean look. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Music Awards and Piano Recital Kits for Your Upcoming Recital


If you have a piano recital coming up, you might be searching for just the right awards to present to your students to celebrate their accomplishments throughout the past year of lessons. Plus, these awards are a very affordable way to make each of your students feel recognized and special, especially if you are on a tight recital budget. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Music Alphabet Monsters - Free Download


As your new students learn and review the letters of the music alphabet, they will love getting help from these adorable monsters! These cards are appropriate for a single student, small group, group class, music classroom, music camp, or even the non-music setting. Download includes 4 different sets of music alphabet cards (a set of green monsters, a set of yellow monsters, a set of blue monsters, and a set of pink monsters), and a black/white line art set, plus 4 pages of game ideas and photos. Read more below, and you can find the download link at the bottom of this post. Hope your kiddos enjoy! :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Guest Post: "Why Music? Because Music Works." by Darcy Hill

Today's guest post is written by Darcy Hill of One Arts Infusion Collaborative. Many thanks to Darcy for submitting this article! 




They were from the far east side of town, and we were from the far west.  Our lives, our experiences, and our schedules were worlds apart despite the few miles that separated us. It’s not that we couldn’t have been friends; it’s just that our paths would never have crossed. That is, until “The Project,” that cast us all on the same team, transitioned from dream to enactment.