The Savvy Music Teacher Scavenger Hunt

Attention music teachers!!!

On Saturday, May 21 2011, I am hosting a Facebook event sponsored by the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), focusing on issues relevant to private music teachers.  Please feel free to join in on the conversation and advice by clicking here

Our schedule is as follows:





9 AM EST     Introduction and questions posed to you
12 PM EST   The Savvy Music Teacher’s Scavenger Hunt unveiled
3 PM EST     Conversation about recruitment
6 PM EST     Focus on websites
9 PM EST     Answers to your questions, and final thoughts

Please consider participating in the NCKP Savvy Music Teacher Scavenger HuntThe purpose of this challenge is:

1)      To introduce you to resources that may be beneficial to you and your students

2)      To allow you to share valuable resources with colleagues

3)      To create a fun competition and give away prizes!!!

 Yes, there will be prizes.  One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of my book The Savvy Musician, and another will win a subscription to Clavier Companion.

NCKP will compile a list of all suggested resources, and make them available through online around the time of their July 27-30 2011 national conference. (This way, even people who can’t attend will be able to benefit from your efforts.) We will not “judge” or endorse the entries, so please make an effort to choose items that are truly valuable to music teachers.  

Participants are asked to identify up to 3 valuable resources for each of the following categories:


  1. Music games
  2. Theory/ear training
  3. Technique
  4. Wellness/injury prevention
  5. Practicing
  6. Composition/improvisation
  7. Resource for elementary music students
  8. Resource for teenage music students
  9. Resource for college music students
  10. Resource for music teachers
  11. Piano pedagogy
  12. Group lesson/piano class  
  13. Library that showcases videos of great piano performances
  14. Basic music technology information, applicable to music lessons
  15. Place to order music online with a good affinity/affiliate program (they give you money or discount every time order comes through you)
  16. Free manuscript paper
  17. Music jokes/puzzles
  18. Music career/entrepreneurship resource
  19. General marketing resource
  20. Free website host/template
  21. Website templates designed specifically for music teachers
  22. Outstanding website of a music teacher/studio that could serve as a model
  23. Other recommended sites for music students and teachers

 Smartphone Apps

  1. Music games
  2. Music fundamentals/theory
  3. Recording
  4. Music creation
  5. Metronome
  6. Music teacher tools
  7. Other recommended apps for music students and teachers

For rules and the entry form, click here: NCKP Savvy Music Teacher Scavenger Hunt

Good luck!

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