Tech Tuesday: Webinars coming!


I wanted to give shout outs to a couple free webinars coming soon so you can start marking them in your calendar. First, on Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 10:00AM Mountain Time (12:00 Noon Eastern Time), Nathan Smith will be doing a free webinar on Wolfie and how he uses it in his own studio. If you have never heard of Wolfie before or wasn’t sure what it is, this would be a perfect opportunity to see what this app all about. I was able to briefly see Wolfie at the MTNA Conference last March and am looking forward in learning more […]

Tech Tuesday: Periscope


Awhile back ago, I had heard about Periscope through Mario Ajero. He was going to use it for one of his kids piano concerts or something if I remember correctly. At that time, I downloaded the app but didn’t do more than that. Fast forward a little bit and after returning from the TpT conference in Vegas last month Periscope became a hot topic among the teachers. So I thought I would look a little more into it. I created an account for FPSResources (feel free to look me up and follow me) and then started following a few people. This […]

Tech Tuesday: Aurasma


I wanted to feature the app that is a BIG part of The Magical Lute; A Musical Quest program for our Tech Tuesday. Aurasma is a free augmented reality app and is available on iOS devices and Android devices. Think Harry Potter technology! First  you will want to be familiar with the following words: Augmented Reality: Making something come to life Aura: The ‘magic’ thing that pops up when you hold your device over something. Trigger Image: The picture or video you want to link to for the aura to come to life. Overlay: The thing you will apply on top of the trigger […]

Tech Tuesday: Social Media for Musicians

Social Media for Musicians

Colin Thomson of The Modern Musician Show has been developing training on social media for musicians. These will be video courses, interviews with experts, etc… Because the course is not complete quite YET, he is offering a SUPER deal for early adopters. And I must say it is a fantastic deal as he slashed his early adapter price in half for today only! So if you are thinking these courses would be helpful, today is the day to jump in. In the course you will find helpful training on:   Instagram FaceBook YouTube Twitter Pinterest Periscope etc… You can find out […]

Tech Tuesday: The Modern Musician Show

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Colin Thomson, creator of Sight-Reading Academy has created a fabulous new podcast show called “The Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson“. Colin says, “I interview the best of the best, both musicians as well as “outsiders” to the music industry, to find out what musicians everywhere can and should be doing to lead fulfilling and financially successful careers in music today.” Three days a week Colin will be finding out from his guests some steps and tips that will help musicians grow online and offline. I recently had the privilege to be one of Colin’s guest. The podcast will be available to listen to tomorrow so be sure […]

Tech Tuesday: NinGenius Music iOS app


There is a fairly new music app in the app store and it is a lot of fun! If you have any students that enjoy the martial arts, this will most likely be a favorite. NinGenius has 3 different purchase options to choose from. The Student edition ($2.99) is for individual students learning one instrument. Scores will only be tracked for that student. The Studio edition ($9.99) will allow the teacher to put unlimited students under one instrument. And the School edition ($17.99) will allow unlimited students under unlimited instruments. (This is great if you have a studio or classroom that teachers […]

Tech Tuesday Review: My Music Staff

My Music Staff is a web-based resource you can use on whatever device  you have. Just log into your account online wherever you are and manage your studio. My Music Staff is super easy to set up. Simply input your students and family details (you can do this by importing your contacts if you wish) to set up their account. Have multiple teachers in your studio? No problem, My Music Staff makes managing easy for you too. Once that is done you will be able to include and access attendance notes, practice log, repertoire and email history. Next you can schedule […]