- Conversational Solfege is my favorite way to teach rhythm & pitch reading.
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I have the FLATTEST feet on the planet and have really benefitted from Protalus inserts. They even have a convenient subscription option so I don't forget to order.
My favorite vocal exploration toys! The flying disco ball, skyrocopters, foam airplanes, and popper toys (I have the shark).
Newest elementary music book find: based on Bob Marley's 3 Little Birds. ❤️
I just can't get enough of these cute googly eye ring guys! My students LOVE them for vocal warm-ups and just plain fun.
The BEST keyboard to have at home! It has weighted keys, a pedal, adapters for headphones, full size, and more!
Looking for a good planner? I really like this cute one from Eccolo with stickers, dividers, and 18 months instead of 12.
Are you a musician and need a fun journal? I actually made this one because I wanted one like it. :)
Pregnant or know someone who is? This Natural Pregnancy Week-by-Week book is SO good. Tons of helpful info, and good questions to ask yourself/your providers along the way as you make decisions.
My maternity pillow has been heaven-sent for better sleep!
Losing your voice? Need to project your voice a lot? Using a mic or voice amplification system can really save you. Here's one I recommend for use with a small amp, stage speaker, or other supported system.
My current for-fun book to read. Humans of New York: Stories
The Daily Grace Company makes beautiful Bibles and studies you can check out their stuff here. Usually I do an advent study at Christmas time, contact me to join the Marco Polo discussion group. :)
Beginner Ukulele Resources
Recommended ukuleles for beginners to choose from that have good strings and will hold a tune well for a new player (very important! so you don't get frustrated with tuning as much):
Binder or folder for music.
The first book I recommend can be bought on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3B2vawy. I also have purchased the rights to share it for free with all of my students, so email me for the link to the digital copy. :) I start all of my students (adults and children) with this book and supplement as each student is ready, hopefully with songs of their interest!