Monthly Archives: September 2012

3 New Composer Lapbook sets Now Available

Three new Great Composers Lapbook & Biography sets have been added to the ColorInMyPiano Shop! They are: Robert Schumann…

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Sep 2012 Giveaway Winner: Mozart lapbook

Today is the day to announce the winners of the Mozart Lapbook & Biography set giveaway! Here they are: #33 Courtney #28 Connie Nay #17 Elizabeth Green Winners, please check your inbox for an email from me.  Congratulations! Stay tuned — tomorrow I will be adding three new composer studies to the ColorInMyPiano Shop!

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“You can’t possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven’s Seventh and go slow.” — Oscar Levant, explaining his way out of a speeding ticket 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 […]

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Forum Q&A | Making Mistakes

Our previous Forum Q&A was about items students like to see in incentive prize boxes.  Thanks for all the responses! It is time for new topic!  Our new Forum Q&A topic was submitted by Hannah (thanks so much!): What do you do for students who stop and get frustrated at every tiny mistake they make? […]

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Review & Giveaway: EasyScales Visual Guides set

Today, I would like to tell you all about the EasyScales Visual Guides, a patent pending product by Jo Tee!  Jo Tee is a creative piano teacher from Singapore. Here is how it works: 

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Sep 2012 Giveaway Winner: Noteworks app

It’s time to announce the winner of the Noteworks app giveaway… *drumroll* #23 Julie Congrats, Julie!  Please check your inbox for an email from me. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared ideas about improving your students’ note identification skills.  It was so fun to read all the comments! Still interested in the Noteworks […]

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Instruments of the Orchestra Study – FREE Orchestra Stage Pieces

With my music homeschool class, we have been studying the instruments of the orchestra.  We started this endeaver a long time ago, starting with completing the Musical Instruments Workbook.  We have also used Robert Levine’s book: The Story of the Orchestra, and frequently played this review game for remembering the names/families of the instruments. When I found this “stand-up […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Musical training is a more potent instrument for education than any other.” — 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 the middle of your week. Have suggestions? Send me a message […]

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September Blog Roundup

I haven’t posted a blog roundup in quite awhile!  Here are a few new blogs I have stumbled across recently: Suzanne from the Hilton Music Studio blog shares lots of great teaching and organizational ideas.  Definitely take a moment to check out her blog:

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Contents of the Incentive Prize Box

Our current Forum Q&A topic is about what items kids like to see best in incentive prize boxes!  Here is a peek at what is currently in my prize box:

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Introducing…Mozart and Bach Lapbook & Biography Set (GIVEAWAY)

Introducing the addition of a new series of resources to the Color In My Piano shop… Remember the lapbooks that I blogged about from my recent music history camp?  I finally have Bach and Mozart listed in the shop!  I’ve been using these composer studies with my weekly homeschool music history class too. Each composer study costs […]

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Review: NoteWorks iPad app & Giveaway

Noteworks – (Links: Free iPhone version, full iPhone version for $4.99, Free iPad version, full iPad version for $4.99)   This app is designed for students to practice identifying notes on the staff and finding the corresponding piano keys.  Noteworks features an adorable little “Munchy” who eats the notes when the student identifies the notes correctly!

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