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#welovemusic sale!

A few of my music teacher friends and I are having a #welovemusic sale to kick off the month of February. If you head over to TPT on Friday and search the hashtag #welovemusic, you’ll find a bunch of great $2 deals. My store will also be 20% off on Friday and Saturday. Click the […]


I’m having a giveaway!

Everyone loves a sale, right? Especially when things are 28% off!! And what if you had a a $10 gift card to spend on the sale! I’m having a giveaway just in time for TPT’s annual “Cyber Monday” sale! a Rafflecopter giveaway


How I Got a Free Picture Book for my Classroom!

When I went back to university 7 years ago to become a teacher, my end goal was to land a job teaching music. Had that fallen through, my back-up plan was to do an M.A. in Children’s Literature, my other passion. Now, as a music teacher, I try to combine my two passions as much […]


Cup Games in the First Week

Well, my first week back to school with actual students is over and I am so happy with how it went. In addition to my usual ‘here’s where you sit, now let’s review the MUSIC rules,’ I added something new to my first week of teaching: Cup Games. I don’t know why I had never […]



There is this AMAZING music teacher named Tracy King (aka “The Bulletin Board Lady”) who sells amazing things on TPT. In fact, many a time, a portion of my paycheque has gone to buying items from her store. Here’s an example of something I’ve purchased at her store, and how I’m using it in my […]



Well, today I had one of those “Oh no! It’s not working” moments. I got to school, set up my laptop and projector, get my powerpoints ready for my morning classes, and….. nothing. Nothing appeared on the board. All I could see was a projected image of my desktop wallpaper. No powerpoint. Nothing. Of course, […]


Professional Development

Today is a Pro-D day in our district, but because I did a week-long Orff workshop in the summer, I get an in-lieu day, which means I am sitting on my couch watching Olympic hockey. Later this afternoon, I have the privilege of going with my eldest son (a senior in high school) to the […]



Hello! My name is Karen, and I am a Core Music teacher in British Columbia. I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts, ideas and discoveries with you in this blog!