On our cover this month is Gail Fischler. You may Know Gail through her blog, Piano Addict. Or you may have 'met her’ through The Musical Adjectives Project or her companion board game, Musical Words. Or perhaps you have played some of her music. You will not want to miss the interview with Gail that is in this issue, Meet Gail Fischler. She is truly an inspiration!
Let's Play! Help Your Students (and Yourself!) Improvise
Michael Katz has some tips on exercises you can do to help develop your ear and your student's ear in the current installment of Help Your Students (and YOURSELF) Improvise as a good ear is essential to improvising.
Overview: New Music from EVC Music Publications
Did you know you can find Gail Fischler's latest collection of music, Christmas Carol arrangements on Elena Cobb's site now? And Gail is not the only composer added to Elena's catalog. Learn about 4 new collections by 4 different composers in Overview: New Music from EVC Music Publications.
Inspiration and Process "How Did You Even THINK of This?"
Do you work on composition with your students? Have you ever struggled to help them find inspiration for new music? Talented composer and teacher Adrienne McKinney shares her thoughts on this very important topic in her article Inspiration and Process - How Did You Even THINK of This?
Notes with Nick
Nick Ambrosino is back in Notes with Nick with some advice on practice.
Resource - Women and Their Works
Are you looking for a new blog to read? Perhaps new music to try out? A good book to read or just other sources of inspiration? Would you like a list all in one handy place? Resource: Women and Their Works may be just what you are looking for. While no where near exhaustive, this list includes 15 bloggers, nearly a dozen composers and a handful of women who have created apps, put on conferences, written books and more.