Monthly Archives: July 2009

30 FIVE-FINGER PATTERNS music images – Make your own Music Worksheets

Also in this series: [Currently Viewing:] 30 FIVE-FINGER PATTERNS music images – Make your own Music Worksheets – includes the original tutorial. 60 CHORDS music images – Make your own Music Worksheets – click here Ever find yourself wanting to make a music worksheet for your students, but don’t have easy access to any music notation software?  This […]

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Making gifts for music students

Need ideas for what to give all your music students this year for Christmas or to reward them after a performance?  Trying to stay within a budget?  How about making grab bags full of music goodies! Your students are bound to be thrilled with this music-themed gift. First, buy a package of cellophane favor bags – […]

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Link: ClassicCat.net

This site is a great place to send your students who are working on Classical repertoire.  Personally, I’ve been able to use the NAXOS site to listen to pieces I’m currently working on, but I’ve always had free access as a college student.  (Otherwise you have to pay to use it.)  But ClassicCat.net is free, […]

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Link: Pno-Ped-L Studio Policy Website

Yesterday, I came across this great resource for reading other teachers’ Studio Policies!  It’s called the Pno-Ped-L Studio Policy Website.  The website is not fancy, but there’s a lot of good information there.   This site has a collection of Studio Policies submitted by teachers all across America and Canada.  (Names, tuition rates, and locations […]

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Music Bingo

One of my favorite blogs I follow is Susan Paradis’ Piano Teacher Resources.  She does an amazing job creating colorful worksheets, games, etc. on her computer and she puts them up on her website to share with other teachers.  A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to try out her Music Bingo game (complete […]

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Free Weekly iTunes Downloads

Did you know that iTunes offers free downloads each week?  If you use iTunes on your computer (you can download it here) and if you have an account on iTunes that allows you to download, you can access free mp3′s to add to your music library.  They usually showcase a different genre of music each […]

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Example Studio Policies handout

Here’s a sample of my Studio Policies handout I made during my Piano Pedagogy class at college.  (This one is just a sample — the info is not completely accurate to my own current studio policies.)  Hope it helps in making your own!  

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Studio Policies

As a fellow piano teacher, I can’t stress enough how important it is to have written Studio Policies.  They’re great for letting new students know about how your studio is run!   It will help improve the level of communication between you and the parent/student, because it becomes more clear what you each expect of each […]

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Welcome to the new colorinmypiano.com!

Welcome to colorinmypiano at the new url location!  What do you think of the new look? I registered my domain name with Name.com and have bought a year of web hosting from HawkHost.com.  So far, I’m very pleased with the services I’m paying for.  And I absolutely love using WordPress for my blog. I haven’t yet […]

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3 Printables for Interviewing New Students

Just added: THREE new printables on the Printables > Other Resources page: Beginner Student Interview Form Transfer Student Interview Form Student Information Form These resources are useful for conducting student interviews at the first lesson with a new or transfer student.  The interview forms help evaluate the student’s musical aptitude and background, to help the teacher determine […]

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How to Give the First Music Lesson: Interviewing the Student

Are you a frequent eHow user?  My husband and I both have accounts on eHow, where you can write your own “How to” articles and make money.  The money you make is based on how many times your article is read by others, and the money is safely deposited into your linked PayPal account.  Don’t […]

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Conducting Student Interviews

Many teachers interview prospective students before accepting them into their studio.  While I haven’t yet felt the need to do so with my own studio, after reading James Bastien’s insight concerning interviews in his book Teaching Piano Successfully, I’m convinced that interviewing students is a great idea — even if you are planning to accept […]

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