September 6th the birthday of ComposeCreate.com / WendysPianoStudio.com! How long do you think we’ve been around? Take a guess in the comment section below and I’ll post the answer on September 6th!
Before you guess, here’s a little history:
In February of 2009, WendysPianoStudio.com was rolled into ComposeCreate.com. We did this because I wanted the focus of the website to be for teaching creativity, teaching creatively, and encouraging students to compose as part of their music lessons. Of course, we still own the WendysPianoStudio domain name, so if you go there, you’ll be taken to ComposeCreate instead. Almost all of the content on the WendysPianoStudio domain was rolled over to ComposeCreate.com plus tons have been added in the meantime, especially as blog articles. If you were a follower of the website back when it was www.WendysPianoStudio.com, I’d love to know in the comments section!
Here’s what we looked like waaaaaayyyy back when (do any of you remember this?):
And then, we revised the look to include some great pictures of the inside of my very first piano after I was married….very old and very heavy but free and beautiful to me!
Besides Fishy Flashcards and Stinky Sox (the first products we sold on the site), the other product that I first began selling on my website was the Listen to Me series, a set of reproducible melodic and rhythmic dictation exercises designed to help students taking the Kansas Music Progressions exams (see the black and white book in the left corner of the next picture). Now, that product has been revised where samples of each level are provided free in the Web Rewards section of this site! You can simply purchase the Answer Key and Checklists in the store.
So, how old do you think this website is today on its birthday? Give it a guess in the comments section and let me know how long you’ve been following!