Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fun tip

Today I just thought I’d share a fun little tip I learned from one of my students this week!  Yes, you read that right: she taught me.  =)  She is a young beginner student, just learning how to read music on the staff.  She informed me that she came up with a way for remembering […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Just checking in….

Hello all, Just a brief update for today, as my husband and I are in the middle of moving to a new apartment!  This week’s posts will be not as intensive as usual.  Hopefully, we will be more settled by this weekend, and next week’s posts will return to normal. Meanwhile: If you haven’t already, […]

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May 2010 Free Giveaway: Drawing Music Symbols Boards

I am excited to announce the first ever free giveaway on the Color In My Piano blog!  *drumroll…* THREE lucky winners will each be mailed a pair of laminated boards for learning and drawing music symbols.  (You may recall when I blogged about these boards here. I am keeping my set, of course, but I […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Piano Recital Program Template #2 now available

I’m surprised no one mentioned this — but it seems that I forgot to actually make the file for the Piano Recital Program Template #2 on the Printables > Other Resources page available for download!  It’s there now, in case any of you were interested in downloading it.  =)

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Just added: Piano Recital Program Template #2

  Today’s free printable is a another template of a piano studio recital program, for listing students’ names and pieces. Just download this Microsoft Word file (.doc), enter your students’ information, and print! Click here to view it larger (uneditable). To download it the .doc file, visit the Printables > Other Resources page and scroll down […]

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Readers, Introduce Yourself! …on the Color In My Piano facebook page

Get to know the other readers on this blog – please take a moment to introduce yourself on the discussion page of the Color In My Piano facebook page!  There are a few introductions there now, and I’d love to get to know more of you. To receive blog updates right in your facebook newsfeed, […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Music-Related Pet Names

My husband and I recently rescued a cat (pictured at right)!  We spent a lot of time thinking up a name for her.  I wanted to give her a music related name, but as it turned out, we ended up agreeing to name her “Kira.”  But for any of you who might wish to give […]

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Building Your Studio: How to Inform Parents About Your Tuition Rates

When you get a phone call from an parent of a potential student asking about studio information, should you inform potential students of your rates first, or should you tell them about your studio first? I know a fellow teacher who does not answer the “rates question” - even when specially asked about it - until the […]

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Building Your Studio: Offer Free Trial Lesson, and Have References Ready!

A few months ago, I received a call from a parent who was looking for lessons for her two daughters.  She was a little reluctant to commit to lessons because of a past experience with another teacher: the teacher was an excellent performer, but unfortunately not as great of a teacher.  I chatted with her […]

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