Merry Christmas, readers! I will be taking a break from blogging for the next couple of weeks. My husband and I are looking forward to spending time visiting family and enjoying the holidays! Happy holidays, and I’ll “see” you in the year! – Joy
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway for Elena Cobb’s beautiful piano solo, Star Dust! Here are the three winners, chosen via random number generator: #23: Jenny #40: Jenny Bouson #9: Erica Forkner Congrats to our winners! Winners, please check your email inbox for an email from me. If you didn’t win but still want [...]
A week from last Saturday, I held another piano party with my students. Unfortunately, I neglected to take photos AGAIN, despite the fact that my camera was ready within reach. Bummer! :) Here is a list of the activities we did during our hour-and-a-half together: Music Jenga (as students arrive) BANG rhythm game - as I [...]
Remember the review I wrote in October about Elena Cobb’s books? Well, Elena has kindly offered a Christmas giveaway for the pdf sheet music for my favorite selection from her Blue River book: “Stardust!” To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight EST on Sunday, December 16, [...]
On Pinterest, I saw an idea for a sight-word game called BANG, and decided I could make a musical version. I tried it out with my students at our Piano Party last Saturday, and it was a hit. The BANG! cards add an element of fun to an otherwise ordinary flashcard drill.
“As long as there is a song in your heart, there will always be hopes and dreams.” – Patrick N. Nagovan 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 [...]
This weekend, my students and I are preparing to play Christmas pieces at a local church’s “Come To The Stable” event. I reserved an hour on Thursday and Saturday when we are going to play (I will fill whatever time my students don’t use). Our music will serve as the background music as people come [...]
I can’t believe it is December already! This year, I decided to design my own music-themed Christmas photo card to send out to my family and give to my piano students. My husband and I have started a tradition of taking a photo of ourselves with our cats (donned in their mini Santa hats) each [...]