A solid understanding of theory is essential for students to make progress, be motivated to practice and continue lessons long term.  Sally and Michelle will help teachers look beyond the common reasons students fail to practice, make progress, or quit lessons and suggest fun new on and off the bench strategies and tools to make private and group lessons more effective.

Sally Ritchie has been teaching music for over 45 years. She presently has a studio in the public school system with over 80 private students per week. After searching for years for tools to help her students learn necessary skills and still enjoy the process, she started developing her own games.  She holds a patent on a music education system including music games and accessories.

Michelle Sisler is the founder of Keys to Imagination and MusicEdConnect.com. She frequently presents workshops across the globe and is an active author of articles, music theory games, motivation programs and technology curriculum.