I’m proud to announce that the first woman composer lapbook has been added to the Color In My Piano shop: Amy Beach! Studying Amy Beach gave us the opportunity to discuss the challenges of being a woman composer, especially during Beach’s day. Among other things, we learned about the MacDowell Colony and how Beach’s perfect pitch [...]
Two brand new composer lapbooks have just been added to the ColorInMyPiano shop! Meet Chopin! Studying Chopin was the perfect opportunity to discuss various types of character pieces and listen to a variety of Chopin’s wonderful oeuvre for piano. We also talked a bit about Chopin’s background as a Polish composer and his life in Paris, contributing as a [...]
I have already had a couple of my piano student inquire whether I will be doing summer music camps again this year. The answer is YES, I have started thinking about them. :) One of the camps from last year that I will definitely be repeating this summer is Music History Blast From The Past. [...]
I have been receiving TONS of questions about my homeschool Music History Classes lately, so I decided to write a post that explains more about how I started and currently run the class. You may recall that my husband and I moved from Michigan to Ohio about a year-and-a-half ago. Starting up a new studio [...]
I just got caught up with posting some new composer lapbooks to the Color In My Piano shop! As you may recall, I teach a Music History Class for homeschoolers each week. I started creating my own music history curriculum after I was unable to find anything quite like I was looking for. I ended [...]
Over the past week, I have added four new Great Composers & Their Music lapbook studies to the Color In My Piano shop! The first one is John Cage. I mentioned this lapbook before, when I blogged about my October Piano Party. I think this composer study was my favorite one to teach so far! [...]
Last week, I blogged a little about my first “Piano Party” – the first of hopefully many more group classes I hold for my students! On Friday, I held our 2nd Piano Party for October. I was so glad to observe my students greeting each other by name as they arrived. They recognized each other from [...]
Three new Great Composers Lapbook & Biography sets have been added to the ColorInMyPiano Shop! They are: Robert Schumann…
Introducing the addition of a new series of resources to the Color In My Piano shop… Remember the lapbooks that I blogged about from my recent music history camp? I finally have Bach and Mozart listed in the shop! I’ve been using these composer studies with my weekly homeschool music history class too. Each composer study costs [...]
I was kindly sent a copy of a book by Robert Greenberg to review called “How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart.” The book has about 330 pages and is organized into 33 chapters. The content of this book is mostly about its subtitle than about its title. [...]
Last week, I blogged all about my recent Music History camp and I also promised a free download of the lapbook of the music history periods. The pdf is ready for download! Read on for the details.
Last week, I held my last music camp of the summer! I called it “Music History Blast From the Past.” I had a smaller group of students this time — which was actually very nice for a subject like music history!