Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas!

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

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Star Dust Sheet Music Giveaway – Dec 2012

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 […]

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Music Christmas Cookies

To follow up on the Forum Q&A post about gifts for students, here are some photos of the Christmas cookies I gave out to my students this year:

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December 2012 Piano Party

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 […]

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Stardust Giveaway – December 2012

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!” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG-ra8QXhAE To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight EST on Sunday, December […]

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Bang! Rhythm Game

On Pinterest, I saw an idea for a sight-word game called BANG and decided it would make an excellent music game.  Here is my 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 […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“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 […]

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James Koerts’ Free Arrangement of “Joy To The World”

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 […]

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Free Christmas Photo Card Template

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 […]

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