Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Facebook Group: Piano Teacher FunMakers

Susan Paradis recently created a brand new group on Facebook called, “Piano Teacher FunMakers.”  It is a discussion group for piano teachers who like to get students off the bench and teach music with hands-on activities.  The goal of the group is to share games that work, places to get games and activities, ways to store […]

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My CD Project: Favorite Piano Classics for Students

Here is a peek at the project that has been occupying my spare time for the last two months: In November, I got the idea to record myself playing some classical pieces that I were my favorite to learn as I was growing up.  I thought it would make a nice Christmas gift for my […]

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Clavier Companion Subscription Giveaway Results

Here are the results from last week’s Clavier Companion giveaway.   The winners are: Annie Orlia Karen T. Karen Hannah Winners, please watch your email inbox for an email from Clavier Companion with information about your new digital subscription. I hope the rest of you will consider subscribing to this great magazine!  Remember, Clavier Companion […]

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Christmas Paper Chain Fun

I saw this wonderful idea in one of the wonderful facebook groups for piano teachers (this one).   I am not sure who to credit with the original idea — I suppose it has been done many times by teachers in the past. The idea is that when a student learns a Christmas piece, they get […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Just love what you are doing and try to play more.” — Lang Lang 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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Clavier Companion Magazine’s Recent Redesign (Giveaway)

Clavier Companion is my favorite magazine ever, hands down.  Each magazine features a great variety of articles about pianists, piano teaching, new resources, the latest trends, and much more.  I have been a subscriber for a couple of years and I love receiving the issues in the mail! The November/December issue of Clavier Companion introduced […]

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Student Composition: “The Wind”

My blogging has been sporadic at best for the past few weeks — I apologize!  I have been spending every moment of my free time working on a project with a Christmas-related deadline.  :)  I will be sharing more details about it later this month. In the meantime, enjoy this video of my student playing […]

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MTNA 2014

Today is the last day to receive early-bird registration rate for the 2014 MTNA National Conference!  I have already registered and am excited about attending this conference March 22-26. The conference schedule and line-up of speakers and artists looks fantastic. I am very much looking forward to this! Maybe I’ll see you there?

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