Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tracking Progress of Piano Students

I received an email from a reader over the weekend, asking: “I would love to know your general process/techniques for keeping record of work done with a student.” Although piano methods already provide structure for study and the student’s assignment notebook does serve as a log of the student’s progress, I personally find it very helpful to […]

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2015 Annual Blogiversary Sale

The annual Blogiversary Sale is going on now!  Take 20% off all items in my digital shop. Promo Code: 20OFF2015 You must enter the promo code in the shopping cart to receive the discount. Sale expires on Friday, March 20, 2015.

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Upcoming Blogiversary and Other Shop News

Hello, folks! The good news first: On February 28 is the ColorInMyPiano blog’s birthday!  I’ve been blogging for 6 years now. I wanted to let you know that in celebration, I will once again holding the annual 20% off sale on everything in my digital shop. This will begin on Monday, February 23 and last through Friday, March […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” — Chinese Proverb Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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February Happenings

My students and I are counting down the days until our studio recital!  I find that having this visual reminder each week in the studio is very helpful for students as they prepare for the big day.  Learn how you can make your own Recital Countdown with a 4×6 photo frame here. Valentine’s Day is […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“The secret of education is respecting the pupil.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Presentation on iPad Apps for ToledoPTA

This morning, I gave a presentation for our Toledo Piano Teachers Association meeting.  TPTA is a small, very friendly group of teachers who are interested in learning new things.  We meet once a month and generally we take turns giving the programs — although occasionally we bring in outside guest speakers. My topic was “iPad Apps for […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.” — Plutarch Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Recommendation: Canva.com for Basic Graphic Work

Just a quick recommendation today: For basic graphic design work, I highly recommend on website Canva.com.  Using a free account and the huge variety of templates available, you can create graphics for just about anything.  I’ve been using Canva as an inspirational starting point for many of my projects recently (Wednesday Words of Wisdom quotes, […]

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Recital Invitation & Program Template

My students and I are currently preparing pieces for our Spring Recital.  I like to schedule my recital early (March or April), to avoid the busy end-of-the-year season. This year, I decided to design some simple recital invitations for students to share with family and friends.  I printed these myself on cardstock paper. I also designed […]

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