Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fun Little Drawers

For a while now, I’ve been looking for something with more drawers to put in my studio.  I have lots of drawers across the room, but I wanted something small enough for the spot next to my chair when I teach. I recently found this fun little filing cabinet for $30 at a thrift store: […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Where I come from we say that rhythm is the soul of life, because the whole universe revolves around rhythm, and when we get out of rhythm, that’s when we get into trouble.” — Babatunde Olatunji Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog in the form of a […]

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2013 “I Got Rhythm” Camp

As indicated in the sneak peek post, I held a rhythm camp called “I Got Rhythm!” last week.  :)  We met for 4 days in a row, 2 hours each day.

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My New iPad Mini

My husband surprised me over the weekend with an iPad Mini for my birthday! I am having a lot of fun setting things up, downloading apps, etc.  :)  Be sure to keep checking the Music Apps page here on my blog, because I’ve been adding a few new apps to my list — and more […]

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2013 “I Got Rhythm” Summer Camp – Sneak Peek

This week, my students and I are in the middle of rhythm camp! My blogging might be a bit sporadic for the rest of the week as I continue preparing and teaching this camp.  We’ve been busy working in our workbook… …and playing games and making crafts, too! I will be blogging more details about […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own.” — 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 […]

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2013 Summer Camp T-Shirt

The T-shirts for my summer music camps arrived yesterday!  I’m very excited about this year’s design: I ordered my shirts from CustomInk.com again this year.  I was happy with the quality of the shirts last year, but more importantly — I love that CustomInk has an artist check your design before it gets printed.  My […]

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2013 Summer Music Camps

I haven’t shared much about my summer music camps yet — and they are coming up soon! Like last year, I’m holding one camp each month.  They run Monday through Thursday from 10am-12pm.  I chose a different topic for each month: “I’ve Got Rhythm!” – (June) During this camp, students will benefit from focusing on […]

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Keyboard Rollin’ Game

I wanted to create a note-naming game for my waiting room area, and this is what I came up with: the Keyboard Rollin’ Game. There are two gameboards to choose from, depending on if you would like to practice treble clef notes or bass clef notes.

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Music Dice & More from ThePracticeShoppe.com

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a wonderful little online shop called The Practice Shoppe. Leslie, the owner, is a Suzuki violin teacher/mom.  She sells a variety of fun things in her shop to help make lessons and practice fun for students. I ordered a few of her wonderful music dice, which are […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.” — 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 […]

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Ice Cream Interval Inspiration

My friend Susan Hong from Texas recently sent me a few photos, showing how she is using the Intervals Ice cream game in her studio. Susan affixed adhesive magnets to the back of each card, so they can be used on a dry erase magnet board.  She also punched holes on the side of each […]

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