Monthly Archives: March 2012

My New Laminator

Just wanted to show off a picture of my new laminator today… I bought it a couple of weeks ago for $15 at Aldi, believe it or not!  At that price, I figured it was worth trying out.  I’ve been so happy with it and have been laminating a lot of my games and flashcards. […]

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Review: Rhythm Menagerie by Wendy Stevens

Wendy Stevens from the ComposeCreate blog has created a wonderful rhythm resource called Rhythm Menagerie. The Basics In Wendy’s own words: “Rhythm Menagerie is designed to take away the distractions of note reading, articulation, and other music concepts so that students can focus on having fun while strengthening their rhythm!” Rhythm Menagerie is a 93-page […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” – Oscar Wilde 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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Rollin’ Rhythms Worksheet Activity

I have a new Printable to share today:

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March Blog Roundup

I haven’t done one of these in awhile!  Here’s a roundup of some great blogs you may not have seen before: The Plucky Pianista – Melody Payne has started a great blog and has already shared some fabulous worksheets!

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2012 MTNA Conference in NYC

I can’t believe that the MTNA Conference in NYC is just over a week away!  I can’t wait! Are any of you going?  Natalie from Music Matters Blog is planning a get-together on Saturday for dinner.  I plan to attend, and would be thrilled to meet any of you who are going to the conference. […]

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The Amazing Keyboard Race

I had a wonderful extended weekend in Michigan, giving my presentations and spending time with my family!  Now I’m busy back at work, playing catch-up.  :)  However, I do have a little game I’d like to share with you today. I am not the original inventor of this game, I’m sure — but in case […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Music is therapeutic: it can tame a tiger and soothe a burning soul!” – George Netterville 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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Giveaway Winners

Just wanted to take a moment to announce the two winners of the sheet music necklace giveaway from last week.  The winners are commenters #12 and #25:  Erica and Becky!  Congrats, ladies!  Please check your inboxes for an email from me. Many of you were curious about how I made the necklaces, so I will […]

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My Assignment Notebook Method

Last Thursday, we started a Forum Q&A discussion about assignment notebooks/pages for students.  Today, I thought I’d share my own method of tracking assignments — and, of course, also announce the winner of the giveaway! The winner of the sheet music decorative balls is commenter #5… LaDona!  Congrats!!  (By the way, if you haven’t seen LaDona’s […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo 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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Referral Thank You Gift

I recently had a current student refer a new student to me for piano lessons.  The best kind of marketing is word-of-mouth, so I am always happy when parents/students are willing to tell others about my services!  So I decided to give a little gift as a token of my appreciation: I created this T-shirt […]

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