Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Where there is no learning, there is no teaching.” — William Glasser Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Piano Student Gift Ideas for Christmas/Recitals

Need inspiration for music-themed gifts for music students?  Below are photos submitted by piano teachers just like you! From Liz Hurst from Tooele, Utah: Here is my little ornament I did this year.  It is made with little wooden stars, vintage sheet music and modge podge.  Glitter glue if you want the initial and hot glued ribbon to […]

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Student Christmas Gift: Original Piano Composition

Hope you had a nice Christmas and are enjoying a break from teaching! Now that Christmas is past, I can share about the gifts I made for my piano students this year.  :) As you may know, I love creating homemade gifts.  Last year, I home-recorded a CD of a few favorite classical teaching pieces. In 2012, I […]

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December 2014 Giveaway Winners

Announcing the randomly-chosen winners of the three giveaways last week: Susan Crosser and Julie Lind are the winners of the Music Flash Class app by Henry Flurry. Kristie is the winner of the Bobclass studio management app. Geri is the winner of the “My Piano Trip to London” book by Elena Cobb. Congrats to the […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my wonderful blog readers and colleagues!  Best wishes and blessings to you and your students in the new year. Sincerely, Joy & Paul Morin

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Review & Giveaway: Elena Cobb’s “My Piano Trip To London”

A couple of years ago, I reviewed some lovely sheet music by British teacher/composer Elena Cobb (read the review here). She is the author of the Higgledy Piggledy Jazz books, the “Blue River” book of solos, and more. Elena has recently released a new book: a piano method called “My Piano Trip to London.” “My Piano […]

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App Review & Giveaway: Bobclass for Studio Management

Note: As you can tell, this week I’ve been playing catch-up with a few apps I’ve been wanting to share!  Hope you don’t mind all of the reviews/giveaways this week.  :) Bobclass ($19.99) — iPad only. I’m so excited to share my review of this studio management app with you today!  Let me begin by sharing Bobclass’ description: […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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App Review & Giveaway: Music Flash Class

Music Flash Class ($3.99) — for iPhone/iPad. Music Flash Class is an app developed by a piano teacher Henry Flurry.  It has been around for a couple of years now, but an update for iOS 8 was recently released.  The new layout looks good! Music Flash Class is an interactive note identification app.  The settings […]

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App Review — MusicNotes Deck: Music Flash Cards

MusicNotes Deck: Music Flash Cards (FREE) — for iPad or iPhone. This free app comes from the folks behind MusicNotes.com, which by the way, is an excellent website for purchasing arrangements of pop music at various levels for students. The MusicNotes Deck app provides three decks of flash cards: (1) 50 music symbols/terms, (2) two octaves […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Instruction does much, but instruction does everything.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Worksheets: Matching Staff to Keyboard

Have you ever had students correctly identify a note on the staff, but proceed to play the note in the wrong octave on the keyboard?  I think piano teachers all around the world can raise their hands on that one.  :) Being able to identify note names on the staff by letter name is important, but not as important as being […]

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