Student’s Guide to Surviving the Music Rollercoaster


The thrill of learning to play a musical instrument is much like riding a rollercoaster.  The ups, downs, twists, and breathtaking moments are all part of the ride.  This audio download Student’s Guide to Thriving on the Music Lesson Rollercoaster gives students specific tools to help them overcome obstacles to achieving their goals. Stories, activities, and examples are used to inspire today’s music students.  Bonnie and her students share insights about these tools and how they have affected their music education and lives.  Implementing these tools into your music education will ensure you never want your musical ride to end!

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SKU: 6038


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BONNIE SLAUGHTER, NCTM  has been a piano teacher and the director of the Oakwood Music Studio for over 40 years, teaching 80 students per week from newborn to adult. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She is a member of the Idaho and Utah Music Teachers Associations. She has served as President of the Bridgerland and Ogden UMTA Chapters. She has also served on the Utah MTA State Board.

She has published five books, including music camps, Theory Strips, a series of music theory workbooks to help students better understand and apply theory, recorded a series of audio recordings “Surviving the Music Lesson Rollercoaster” and “Thriving on the Music Lesson Rollercoaster.”  She also offers classes and mentoring for parents and music teachers where they learn tools to empower, inspire and motivate their children and students.

Bonnie is the founder and director of the Northern Cache Valley Performing Arts Festival which is held in Preston, Idaho each spring.  The mission of the Festival is to provide adjudication and performance opportunities for students of all musical genres and abilities.

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