Saturday, October 29, 2011

MyTeachingAide Giveaway

I have been keeping busy but very excited that I'm finally ready to post about my new adventure with MyTeachingAide. Many of you may know about my profound interest in designing and crafts particularly anything to do with  paper! Beautiful cards and artwork excite me and for many years, I've toyed with the idea of creating my own teaching aids and studio materials. My combined interest in music and designing has provided a unique opportunity to work on special projects and today, I'm thankful that I've been able to realize this dream of establishing my very own website! I am SO excited to be able to embark on creative projects, teach AND share my love for music all at the same time. It's been a very interesting journey planning and designing teaching aids and then coming up with the end product while learning new tricks at my computer :)

And NOW....on to something that I hope you find exciting, I'm extremely delighted to announce MyTeachingAide's first giveaway to celebrate the launch of the new web store .
This rhythm spinner features 2 rhythm templates on the board with a detachable plastic arrow. It also comes with 2 sheets of rhythm cards for a variety of activities with your students.
Use this for composing activities, rhythm exercises, counting beats and a memory game, see ideas here

Here are details to enter the draw:
  1. Leave a comment about a favourite teaching aid in your studio
  2. Follow MyTeachingAide on Facebook to receive another entry to the draw. If you like the materials from MyTeachingAide, I would be so thrilled to receive your support by clicking the "like" button below:.
    I'll be posting updates on new products as well as promotions and specials on Facebook as they become available.  
  3. For an extra entry, mention this post on Facebook or your blog (if you have one) and be sure to add a comment to let me know about it.
To celebrate the launch of MyTeachingAide.com, I am glad to provide a special discount of 10% off all items from the store. Just enter the coupon code "GRAND" at check out to receive 10% off your entire order (offer valid till Wednesday Nov 9th)

I look forward to adding lots of fun ideas and inventing new materials for the music studio. I'm tremendously motivated by tools that engage and inspire students that also serve to teach and deliver each concept well. There will also be a special section on the website for free resources that I'd love to continue sharing in an endeavour to carry on the friendly support within the piano teacher blogging community. Hope you like my creations :)

The deadline for the draw is Tuesday, 8th November and I'll be announcing the name of the winner on Wednesday morning (9th November) at 10am PST. Good luck everyone and look forward to hearing from you!

32 comments:

  1. My favorite teaching aid is a lap size dry erase board with the grand staff on one side and a piano keyboard on the other. I use this all the time because who doesn't like to draw!!!

    Joette
    Jarflowe Music Studio

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  2. My favorite teaching aid is my set of scale blocks. Also, my iPad is something my students can't wait to get there hands on.

    Your site looks amazing! I love you owls and the repositionable spinner. I could spend a lot of money there!

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  3. My favorite teaching tool are my Lego minifigs.
    I use them for a variety of activities on the keyboard. And they are a great hit with my students.

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  4. My favourite teaching aid is Tic Tac Toe cards. My students love using coloured marshmallows as markers. All the best with your new website!

    Marion
    Barrie ON Canada

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  5. Wow, your new website looks great! Good luck with this new endeavor. One of my favorite and most basic teaching aids is using a set of colored ink pens to write (or have the students themselves write) in their scores.

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  6. My favorite teaching aid is my snowman chord chart...it also doubles as a cute room decoration :)

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  7. Looks great, Wendy. Nice way to share your creations and make a little extra money at the same time. :) I have a lot of games and teaching tools, but the one thing that gets the most use (no matter the age or level) is my whiteboard.

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  8. My favorite teaching tool are my two chess pawns and piano key flashcards—Race to Middle C is a perennial favorite among my students of all ages!

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  9. I also liked and posted on my facebook profile as well! :) Wonderful giveaway, Wendy!

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  10. I'm so excited about your new website Wendy! All your stuff is so cute. My favorite teaching aid at the moment has got to be my iPad. I'm using it more and more.

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  11. Some of my Most Used Teaching Aides..... Highlighter Tape ( when a song has multiple same notes -for my beginners- i highlight every other one for ease in staying in the right place)
    Post It NOtes (good for working measure by measure)
    And a game I use the most with beginners is Multiple colored cards of the basic notes and Buckets to wort them into ... I sometimes hide the notes all over the room or i just mix them all up in a big pile and play a Bach Minuet while the children sort ( i generally do this in a group)

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  12. I also just liked MyTeachingAide on Facebook and shared a post about it on my FPSResources facebook page. :)

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  13. My favourite aides (besides my new ipad) are a set of 6 dice -- dynamics, tempo, two for intervals & two for rhythm values
    I liked your page & posted a link on my studio facebook page.

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  14. I have liked you on Facebook, and put a link in my Blog and have shared your facebook page!!!
    Love your stuff Wendy.... thanks for sharing your talent!

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  15. Fabulous! My favorite teaching aid is my colored pencils. And fingerpuppets. The kids love them!

    Best of luck with your new site!
    Elizabeth

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  16. Wow, isn't this fabulous! My favourite at the moment is probably the alphabet cubes!

    P.S. It would be great if you could consider also selling your items on amazon.ca or something similar for those of us who are a little insecure about ordering over the internet. Then I'd be a huge buyer for sure!

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  17. Thank you all for your kind comments and your interest in the Cutie Critter Rhythm Spinner draw. I really enjoy learning about your favourite teaching aids and ideas on how you're using them, thank you for sharing your thoughts :)

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  18. Janelle,
    I might look at Amazon in the near future but for now, it will be orders through the web store or if you prefer, I can also take phone orders if you feel uncomfortable purchasing online.

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  19. I liked you on facebook.
    Linda C.

    I also have been following your blog for awhile. Always loved it.

    My favorite tool right now is the magnetic wand and spacers to use on the staff.

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  20. I love your site. Love the games. I have many favorites right now but love my magnetic wand that we use to pick up the little markers. Use for everything from note reading practice to sight reading.

    I also liked you on face book. Can't wait for more ideas. I found your blog awhile back and have always checked it out.

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  21. I liked your facebook page and mentioned your site on my blog. Check it out :) http://ktkelting-lifeissimple.blogspot.com/2011/11/heres-to-piano-teachers.html

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  22. This looks great, Wendy! I have so many teaching aides that I love, it's hard to pick a favorite. The one I'm using most right now, though, is probably my iPod Touch. We take lots of videos and can immediately play them back for review upload them to our YouTube channel. The students love that!

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  23. i didn't say this before -- but I liked you on FB and I shared a link to you on my Studio FB page.....

    <3

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  24. Congratulations on this new endeavor, Wendy! Everything looks wonderful! Such creativity! I have lots of teaching aids I love, but I think right now my favorite is the ipad as I'm enjoying trying all kinds of new apps!

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  25. Your new site looks great. I'm starting to get more into games for my students. I do find that they LOVE doing some quick theory games on my whiteboard. For them, there's power in being in control of the dry erase marker! :) I 'liked' your FB page.

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  26. hi! My favorite teaching aid is always the newest "toy" that I have encountered. I just got a set of triple threat dominos for teaching key signatures. The games can be quick & the kids say they are seeing the major-minor correlation clearer. Yay to that!!

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  27. My favorite teaching aid is my stopwatch because I use it to time students on their note names every month!

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  28. My favorite teaching aid is a set of Pumpkin and Ghost magnets I use to help students learn to count quarter and half notes!

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  29. I just "liked" your FB page.
    My favorite teaching aid are my colored star stickers to mark "trouble spots" in the students' score. I also love using my colored pens!

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  30. I love my giant floor keyboard and my grand staff flannel board. I also "liked" you on Facebook. Thanks for a great giveaway, these look so fun!

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  31. My Favorite teaching aid is a white board and flash cards.

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  32. I also "liked" you on facebook on my business page as well as my personal one.
    Thank you very much for this blog. I have been getting some great ideas from it.

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