Category Archives: seasonal / holiday

Upcoming February Fun

Guess what!  February 28 marks the 5 year anniversary of this blog.  How awesome is that?! In celebration of the upcoming blogiversary, I wanted to announce that I will be holding a sale for the month of February: 20% off the items in the shop (ends February 28, 2014)!  Stay tuned for the details.  Perhaps you […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my fellow teachers! A reader recently shared this photo on the Color In My Piano facebook page, of valentines created using last year’s printable design.  Love it!! If you have photos of how your valentines turned out, I’d love to see them.  :)

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Piano Valentine Printable #2

Remember the piano valentines I made last year? I was wasn’t planning to design a new music-themed valentine this year — but when inspiration struck, I just had to design it! Is it a heart, or is it a piano?!  Well, it’s both!  :) This design is simpler and easier to assemble than last year’s […]

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January 2013 Piano Party!

Last Saturday, I held another Piano Party for my students.  I had record attendance: 14 students!  Here’s a run-down of what we did: We introduced ourselves, and shared our favorite Christmas present this year. Christmas Recital and Name-That Tune game.  Yes, I know Christmas is over!  Because of how busy December often can be, I […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, readers! I will be taking a break from blogging for the next couple of weeks.  My husband and I are looking forward to spending time visiting family and enjoying the holidays! Happy holidays, and I’ll “see” you in the year! – Joy

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Music Christmas Cookies

To follow up on the Forum Q&A post about gifts for students, here are some photos of the Christmas cookies I gave out to my students this year:

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James Koerts’ Free Arrangement of “Joy To The World”

This weekend, my students and I are preparing to play Christmas pieces at a local church’s “Come To The Stable” event.  I reserved an hour on Thursday and Saturday when we are going to play (I will fill whatever time my students don’t use).  Our music will serve as the background music as people come […]

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Free Christmas Photo Card Template

I can’t believe it is December already!  This year, I decided to design my own music-themed Christmas photo card to send out to my family and give to my piano students.  My husband and I have started a tradition of taking a photo of ourselves with our cats (donned in their mini Santa hats) each […]

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Forum Q&A: Christmas Gifts for Piano Students

I hope all you USA-ers enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!  I know I did.  :) It has been awhile since we did a Forum Q&A post (how did that happen?!).  Last time, we discussed how to help students who are frustrated by the mistakes they make, large or small.  You can read all the responses […]

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Time for Christmas Music

I am preparing to pass out Christmas music to my students to this week!  It still seems early to me, but my students have a performance opportunity in early December — so I thought we better get rolling on that Christmas music! I’ve updated my post from two years ago “List of Free Christmas Arrangements […]

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Classical Music To Attract (or Scare) Your Trick-Or-Treaters

This year for Halloween, I plan to pass out candy with my studio name on it again and wear my piano costume dress again.  I was thinking about having some scary classical music playing on my porch too, so I compiled a list of music!  Let me know if you have any suggestions to add to […]

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Piano Valentine Craft (Printable & Tutorial)

Today, I have a fun little printable and tutorial to share just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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