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 our “I Got Rhythm” camp pretty soon.  Stay tuned!

Joy Morin is a piano teacher in Bowling Green, Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

Joy has blogged 912 posts here.

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  1. Posted 19 June 2013 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Is the rhythm booklet one of your original creations? :)

    • Posted 19 June 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

      Yes, it is! I’m going to eventually list the “I Got Rhythm” camp curriculum in my shop. :)

  2. Aletta
    Posted 19 June 2013 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    I always enjoy seeing what you are up to!! I am in the second term of lessons with 6 of my students. We have had great fun exploring notes and finding out how our hands work :-) I have noticed some challenges with their hand positions and have started with a technique boot camp. We have 4 weeks of training different combinations of fingers and getting them fit and functioning. I had an idea of starting with rhythms next. Being a teacher is so much fun! It really challenges me to think outside the box. Each of my students are also so precious and it is a privilege to be part of their music journey. All the best to you and your students for this week!!

    • Posted 19 June 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Aletta! It IS fun to be a teacher and be part of our students’ music journeys!

  3. Posted 21 June 2013 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Cool, can’t wait for updates. I love seeing photos. :) I notice that the girl holding the beads isn’t wearing the camp shirt in the last photo, but she is in the first. Out of curiosity, did she not have the shirt for some reason, but still wore green to match everyone else? That would be cute– such dedication to the camp.

    • Posted 23 June 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

      Every student received a camp T-shirt, but they were not required to wear it every day of camp. The student you mentioned wore green that day by coincidence. :)

  4. Posted 24 June 2013 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    So excited to find your site and see another teacher working outside the traditional lines of the 1/2 hr. sit at the piano lesson. I am also in the midst of piano camp and can’t believe how much fun we are having. Feel free to borrow any of the ideas you find on my website or blog! I think we have the best jobs in the world!

    • Posted 24 June 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Joleen! I’ll be sure to check out your blog. I agree – we have the best jobs in the world!

  5. Posted 25 June 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Hello Joy, I came across your website and blog while searching for creative ways to teach basic music theory and solfege to kids (ages 4-6). I must say that I love your methods. You’re taking the traditional and given it a fresh, fun feel – making it interesting for kids. It looks like your students are in for an enriching and stimulating musical experience. Good luck with the camp!

  6. Diann Livingston
    Posted 20 January 2014 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for the I’ve Got Rhythm Camp curriculum in your shop. Will it be there soon?

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