FAQ

How do I print out your free material?

Click on the link, then click “download” and a PDF document will open.

You will need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer, which you can download free here. If you do not use the latest upgrade of Adobe Reader, the document will not print correctly. You may get black boxes, graphics may be missing, or the document will stall out and not print.

Why can’t I can’t print your PDF files?

There are thousand of teachers using this site. I’m truly sorry that I cannot help every teacher, but I really do not have the resources and knowledge to know why your printer is not working. Everything I post is tested on my printer but I subscribe and pay a server that actually hosts the files.  Please try each of the following solutions. If you still cannot  print after you have tried them all,  then, unfortunately,  I have no other ideas. The good news is that often teachers tell me they wait a while and they are able to print them at a later time!

  • Download the latest version of Adobe Reader.
  • Don’t try to print from the website. Save the file to your computer and print from there.
  • Unplug your printer, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in, and try printing again.
  • Restart your computer. This will help many times.
  • Wait until the next day and try to print again. Try to print at the least busy time.
  • Right click on the PDF file and save it to your computer. Print that file, rather than printing the link on my website.
  • Try to print the material on another computer and printer.

 I don’t use PayPal. Can I mail you a donation?

Yes. Please email me for my address!  Thank you so much for your support.

Will you contact me if I subscribe to your blog?

No, you are subscribing through a WordPress application, although I love to hear from you and I appreciate your comments on my blog!  When you subscribe, you will receive an email from WordPress every time I post something on my blog. It is completely private and you will not be contacted. It is also very easy to unsubscribe. Just click the unsubscribe button.

Why didn’t my comment show up?

To keep down spam, we moderate all comments. It will show up within 24 hours, but usually much faster. You may remain autonomous when you comment. Your email will not be published unless you specify it.

Why have you added a donate button?

This site is totally funded by donations and the small amount of items in my store. I need your help to keep the content available and to keep the website going.

Do you know there is a mistake in your music/worksheet?

I try to proofread everything, but I miss things. Please help me out by letting me know and I will fix it as soon as possible.

What software program do you use? Where do you get your clip art?

I rarely use clip art. I draw almost everything myself  in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. My composing software is Finale. I also use InDesign and Pages. Because everyone has different computers and abilities, I cannot recommend specific software.

Can I use your art and/or music on some of the things I make for my students? 

No, I own the copyright of the art and music and it must be used only in the form that is downloaded from this site.

I have an idea for a game. If I send it to you will you post it on your blog?

I am sorry, but due to time constraints of maintaining a blog, website, as well as a full piano studio, I do not have time to edit and post your ideas. You are welcome to post your games and ideas in the comment section of this blog!

How To Print on Both Sides of Flashcards

Download the file by clicking the link under the image.

The file (called a PDF) will include both the front and back of the cards. I suggest you scroll through the PDF file to see all the pages before you print.  When you are ready, open the printer dialog box.

Under the Pages to Print instructions in the pop-up box, select “Pages”, and then type the page numbers of the front of the cards. For example, if the font of the cards are on pages 1, 2, and 3, type 1-3. Select “Print.” Only the card numbers you typed in will print.

In order to print on the back, insert one of the pages you just printed back into your printer and type the PDF page number that contains the back of the cards. Do the same for every page that you intend to have a printed back. You will need to know which side of the paper your printer prints on, so test that out before you waste a lot of paper and ink. Every printer has a different way to do that.

Adobe Reader updates the PDF reader program regularly,  so in the future, the box below may look different, but the general directions will be the same.