Monthly Archives: December 2009

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“I’ve never made a mistake. I’ve only learned from experience…” – Thomas A. Edison Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog…in the form of a musical quote or joke, intended to bring inspiration or humor to the middle of your week.   Have suggestions?  Send an email off […]

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Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year

I hope you all have been enjoying the Christmas season!  My husband and I have been happy to be staying with and spending time with family and friends for the past few weeks.  We are finally back home, which feels great.  We plan to do plenty of relaxing in order to get rejuvenated before the […]

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Organizing your Music Books

How do your organize your library of music books?  About a month ago, I purchased a new bookshelf (see photo) for my music, because most of my books were still in boxes with no place to go since our move to our new apartment.  In just a few hours, I managed to re-organize all my […]

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Make Business Cards for Your Music Studio

Having business cards on hand is a convenient and professional way to give your contact information to potential students and their parents.  Here’s a simple, clean template for making your own business cards for your music studio! Printables > Studio Business > Business Cards Template for Music Teachers This template is a Microsoft Word (.doc) file, […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“All one’s life is music, if one touches the notes rightly and in time.” – Ruskin Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog…in the form of a musical quote or joke, intended to bring inspiration or humor to the middle of your week.   Have suggestions?  Send an […]

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Top 3 Obstacles when Teaching Improvisation | Part 2 of the series

Okay, so I’ve been promising to talk about the findings from my research paper about improvisation.  While I don’t plan to post the entire 20+ pages as is, I do plan to post the information over a few posts, bit by bit, so it’s easier to read.  The first bit here (below) establishes the problem […]

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Music/Christmas humor @ MMmusing blog

I discovered this charming video at the MMmusing blog.  Take a listen: The 12 Composers of Christmas I love all of the music humor in this!  Be sure to check out the rest of the MMmusing blog for other fun multimedia projects.

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My Current Repertoire Choices…

Since the end of the semester is near, my piano professor and I are thinking ahead to repertoire for next semester.  I really enjoyed learning a few movements from Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives this semester, and was thinking it would be great to learn some more 20th century music! I found this lovely gem by Poulenc […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Education in music is most sovereign, because more than anything else, rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul.” – Plato Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog…in the form of a musical quote or joke, intended to bring inspiration or humor to […]

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Practicing for juries…

The end of the semester at college is near!  I’m been working hard on my piano pieces for juries (the end-of-the-semester for music majors).  Take a listen: Visit my YouTube channel by clicking here.

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Free Christmas mp3s @ Amazon.com

Over at Amazon.com, they are offering 25 days of free Christmas songs to download!  Right now most notably they are offering “Joy to the World” by Casting Crowns and “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” by Jars of Clay. There is no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by listening to Christmas music! […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“There is no truer truth obtainable by Man than comes of music.” – Robert Browning Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog…in the form of a musical quote or joke, intended to bring inspiration or humor to the middle of your week.   Have suggestions?  Send an email off […]

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