Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.” – Elvis Presley 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 […]

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Celebrating 3 Years!

Today marks the three-year anniversary of Color In My Piano!  HOORAY!  It’s been such an exciting year, and I’m so thrilled to have been able to share my experiences with you all.  Thank you all for your support and for making this blog such a fun place to share resources and ideas with each other.  I can […]

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Just Added: Music Staff Paper for Stickers of all Sizes

Guess what!  Tomorrow is Color In My Piano’s THREE YEAR anniversary!  Woohoo!  I’ve got a few fun posts and giveaways planned for later this week in honor of our anniversary.  But today, I thought I’d share this new printable:

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Music is nothing separate from me. It is me… You’d have to remove the music surgically.” – Ray Charles 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 […]

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Just Added: Piano Finger Twister game

I have a new game to share today: Piano Finger Twister!

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Sample Studio Newsletter

A reader asked if I could share a sample of a studio newsletter, so here’s a few screenshots!  Click the thumbnails below to view each page larger:   For most newsletters, I also include a list of music events going on in the community.  I think it’s great for students and their families to hear […]

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Just Added: “Gallery of Music” Symbol Drawing Worksheets

  Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have a free printable to share today… This is a set of simple worksheets for having students learn to draw various music symbols.  The worksheets can be used singly or in groups, depending on what concepts your students are currently learning.  I would encourage students to use colorful crayons to […]

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Teaching Tip: Achieving Fluency

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Have you ever have a student play a piece with frequent hesitations throughout, even though you know they can play much better than that?  This phenomenon can occur with all ages/levels of students.  Why does this happen?  What is going on when this happens?  This article will examine possible causes of and solutions for a lack […]

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A Hello Song & Goodbye Song for Group Classes

When I shared about my method of lesson planning for groups classes a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a Hello Song and Goodbye Song that I use with my young students.  Someone asked which ones I use, so I thought I would let you hear them in this quick video: httpvh://youtu.be/s3M0_kThFIQ HELLO SONG Hello, it’s […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” – Martin Luther 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 […]

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My Summer Camp Plans for 2012!

I recently started to do some in-depth planning for the summer camps I plan to offer this summer!  My studio policies provide students with two options for the summer months (June-August): Students ages 6-12 may participate in a camp each month plus take 5 lessons scheduled approximately every other week around family vacations, or… Students […]

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DIY Floor Music Staff for $10

I’ve been wanting a floor staff for a long time.  Now I finally have one!

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