Sharon

It’s official! Two new partners join the Music Tool Suite

We’re delighted to welcome on board two new partners with the Music Tool Suite. The Coalition for Music Education is our new Canadian partner, and The Curious Piano Teachers, with central offices in the UK, have also joined us. The Curious Piano Teachers have reach well beyond the UK, and through them, we are now linked Read More

Sharon

Motivating student practising with Cadenza: FREE WEBINAR

You may have noticed that we’ve been working closely with a UK-based group of teachers called The Curious Piano Teachers. On January 12, they’re hosting a free webinar to introduce teachers to Cadenza. The webinar will feature examples of students and teachers using Cadenza, and will also address the nitty-gritty details of setting up teacher and Read More

Sharon

My DREAMs for a Brilliant 2017!

Many of us are pretty happy to welcome 2017 as a fresh start after a challenging 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty relieved to see the hind end of this bad-tempered mule of a year, which included the near loss of one of my kids, the partial loss of my index fingertip Read More

Sharon

Building the Buzz about Cadenza!

The Royal Conservatory just sent out a message telling teachers about Cadenza, an online notebook that streamlines the process of making lesson notes and motivates students to practise. Feedback about the tool,  from teachers and students and parents, has been very positive. We’re excited that so many teachers across Canada have now heard about this Read More

Sharon

Cadenza and Notemaker – what’s new, FAQ?

Congratulations! We’ve made it through the usual September and October “getting back into the groove” issues, and will soon be done with November’s “post Halloween sugar” roller coaster! Amidst all this fun, have you managed to start using Cadenza to encourage more intentional practising and clearer teacher-student communication? A few? Many? Gold stars to all! Read More

Sharon

Curious Piano Teachers

There’s a marvellous organization spear-headed by two UK piano teachers, Sally Cathcart and Sharon Mark-Teggart, called The Curious Piano Teachers. Their most recent blog mentions the Music Tool Suite, and we’re delighted to be highlighted. Turn around’s fair play – this also gives us the perfect opportunity to let you know about this fantastic professional Read More

Sharon

Cadenza in the Real World, Part 1

As a long standing teacher advisor on the Music Tool Suite project (the creators and developers of Cadenza, Notemaker, and DREAM) I’ve recently been blogging with great excitement about Cadenza. I’ve played around with demo versions in the development stage, and I’ve play tested the final version with “dummy” student accounts. I originally titled this Read More