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Sunday, September 7, 2014

GoWrite! Dry Erase Music Staff Roll: Review

Pacon is an excellent company known for supplying schools with creative resources for both teachers and students. I've been more than pleased with the products I've used from this company and couldn't want to try out their GoWrite! Dry Erase Music Staff Roll. This large music staff comes rolled up and adheres to smooth flat surfaces without leaving any residue when removed. It can also be moved to new locations without additional adhesive. The dry erase surface make this reusable tool a must-have for any music teacher. I had no idea what I was missing! 

I currently have 29 piano students I teach each week from my home. It is an incredible blessing, but because it is my home I do not have access to all the things a traditional classroom teacher might have, one being a large music staff. I remember my band teacher and elementary music teacher having a large chalk board and a chalk holder to create a music staff any time they needed one. Well, I certainly don't have room for a chalk board. I do have some smaller dry erase staves, but this new resource is just what I had been missing in the space over my piano. 

Our dining room is now the music/school room and it functions well even though space is tight. This is a perfect size for the space we have and easily adhered to our walls. I used this throughout the summer and the humidity of the south encouraged the corners of this board to start to peel off the wall. I contacted the company who has excellent customer service. They informed me the adhesive works best on non-porous surfaces such as white boards. I determined to find a solution to my peeling corners since adding a non-porous surface wasn't an option. I simply added poster double sided sticky poster hangers to each corner. This did nothing to damage the roll and has kept it in place nicely for several weeks now. 

I have found several uses for this teaching tool and have ideas for several more I haven't implemented yet. I keep the standard musical mnemonic devices I do this because I think it is beneficial to memorize these and the more a student sees it, the more likely they are to remember it. I also have taught some basic music notations and how to draw them.

This my sweet Beth practicing!
This was the first things my students noticed when they started back with fall lessons this year and they all told me how cool it was! I reference it for music note names all the time. While I'm never going to have the resources large studios and music schools have my students are now able to have one more tool to help them in their work. I highly recommend this to any music teacher. 

Disclosure:  I received this product from the Pacon in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own

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