Beethoven Who? Family Fun with Music E-book

5/5 (17 reviews)

MSRP $29.99
$19.99

Don’t know Beethoven from Brahms? No problem!

Field-tested to ensure that even musically illiterate adults can confidently use it with their children.

Most parents want their children to be exposed to great music.
But even those who read music often don't know where to start.

A visit to the classical music section of a store or website is
daunting and expensive. Parents wonder, "Which music will my
children like? What if I buy something and we hate it?"

Take the mystery out of music. Beethoven Who will guide you and your family into the wonders of music reading, music listening, and music making.

What is included:

  • The Elements of Music
  •  Classical Music Your Child Will Love
  • Teaching tips and links for listening
  •  Activities to teach pitch, rhythm, form, dynamics, tempo, musical terms, etc.
  •  Heritage Music Every Child Should Know: folk, patriotic, sacred, & more
  •  Making Music Together
  •  Sharing Music with Others
  •  Hundreds of external and internal links
  •  Glossary of Musical Terms
  •  Five appendices
  •  Complete index
  •  Flexible: the whole family can learn together or use as a high school elective
  •  332 pages

Note: Beethoven Who? Family Fun with Music is available in two formats. Both are PDF files that can be viewed on any device and both contain exactly the same material and links.

  • Downloadable format: Regular price: $29.99. Sale price: $19.99. Click Add to Cart on this page to purchase the downloadable ebook.   

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Beethoven Who? Family Fun with Music CD

5/5 (14 reviews)

MSRP $34.99
$24.99

Don’t know Beethoven from Brahms? No problem!

Field-tested to ensure that even musically illiterate adults can confidently use it with their children.

Most parents want their children to be exposed to great music.
But even those who read music often don’t know where to start.

A visit to the classical music section of a store or website is
daunting and expensive. Parents wonder, "Which music will my
children like? What if I buy something and we hate it?"

Take the mystery out of music. Beethoven Who will guide you and
your family into the wonders of music reading, music listening,
and music making.

What is included:

  • The Elements of Music
  •  Classical Music Your Child Will Love
  • Teaching tips and links for listening
  •  Activities to teach pitch, rhythm, form, dynamics, tempo, musical terms, etc.
  •  Heritage Music Every Child Should Know: folk, patriotic, sacred, & more
  •  Making Music Together
  •  Sharing Music with Others
  •  Hundreds of external and internal links
  •  Glossary of Musical Terms
  •  Five appendices
  •  Complete index
  •  Flexible: the whole family can learn together or use as a high school elective
  •  332 pages

Note: Beethoven Who? Family Fun with Music is available in two formats. Both are PDF files that can be viewed on any device and both contain exactly the same material and links.

  • Downloadable format: Regular price: $29.99. Sale price: $19.99. Click here to purchase the downloadable ebook.   
  • CD format: Note that this opens as a PDF document, not an audio file, just like the downloadable. Regular price:  $34.95. Sale price: $24.99. Click Add to Cart on this page for the CD format. 
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Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business

5/5 (19 reviews)

MSRP $19.99
$15.99

Have a heart for music but no head for business?

Transform your musical skills into extra income: Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business shows you how!

Marcia Washburn, BA, MME, is a seasoned piano teacher, writing with authority about a subject she knows intimately and loves passionately: connecting people with music. Her warm and personable style immediately draws in the reader.

Talent to Treasure targets the woman who wants to share her love of music with others while continuing to serve her family at home. It addresses the whys and hows of building a home business that blesses others without negatively impacting the family. It is proving to be a valuable resource for rookie and veteran teachers alike.


The appendices alone are worth the cost of the book: sample policy letters, analysis of favorite teaching music, and more. The sample letters are available as Word documents at no charge so you can personalize them for your own studio.

In the pages of Talent to Treasure, you will learn:

•  How to prepare your heart and your home for your business
•  How to recruit and retain students
•  How much to charge for lessons (& how to be sure you get paid!)
•  How to select a “balanced diet” of music for your students
•  How and what to teach in the first lesson
•  How to teach using learning styles—how to be a people teacher first!
•  Great practicing tips & strategies for dealing with students who don’t!
•  How to deal with memorization, performance jitters, & more
•  Reaching special needs students, from challenged to gifted
•  And much, much more!

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Teach Your Family to Play the Soprano Recorder

5/5 (1 review)

MSRP $5.99
$4.99

  • Looking for an inexpensive way to teach music-reading?

  • Can't afford an expensive instrument?

  • Don't know how to read music yourself?  

Let Marcia show you how anyone can learn to play the soprano recorder. This is an introductory book--even easier to use than the beginner books you see in the music stores and online. Every step is clearly described so even non-musicians can easily teach their children to play.

Teach Your Family to Play the Soprano Recorder is based on Marcia's method of teaching groups to play the recorder. She gives you the precise words that she uses in her classes so you can easily teach your children in your own home.

Includes advice and links for:

  • Recorders--what kind to buy & where
  • Follow-up instruction books
  • Listening selections to inspire you
  • 31 pages
  • Convenient ebook format (PDF)

From the Introduction:

"One of the best ways to learn to read music is to learn to play an instrument. The soprano recorder provides an excellent vehicle for this purpose. In addition to being inexpensive (usually well under $10), the plastic models are virtually indestructible and have a pleasant tone.

"The recorder is an excellent pre-band instrument, but is also a serious instrument in its own right. Many of the classical composers wrote music for solo recorder and recorder consorts (ensembles). The recorder was especially popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods of music history.

"The recorder is a simple instrument to learn and is suited to children even as young as nine years old if their fingers are long enough to cover the holes. Best of all, even a parent who does not read music can learn to play the recorder and teach her family.

"Over the years, I have taught dozens of parents and children to play the recorder. Typically, I meet with the parents for about one hour to get them started. This is the only class they take with me. Many of these parents have never read music before, but by the end of the class, they are confident that they can teach their children what they have been taught.

"After our class, the parents teach their children at home for about fifteen minutes each day. Within three weeks they are ready to play a few pieces for friends and relatives and they typically do a nice job.

"Some of the students have gone on to play much more challenging recorder music. Others used it as a springboard to playing other instruments. They found that the music-reading skills they learned in those brief weeks carried over to the other instruments beautifully.

"The instructions are written as if you are teaching more than one child at the same time. You may find that you do not need as much structure to the lessons as I give here, especially if you are working with older children or those who already read music."

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