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Piano Lesson Video: Introducing a New Piece

I’m currently working on the projects required for becoming a NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) through MTNA.  Of the required projects for piano, I think the video project is the most time consuming — so that is the project I’ve been focusing on first. As recommended by piano teacher profile projects workbook, I started recording some of my student’s […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“If you cannot sing it, you cannot play it.” – Artur Schnabel, pianist Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“If you don’t underestimate me, I won’t underestimate you.” – Bob Dylan Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.“ – Itzhak Perlman Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Piano Pronto “Prelude” Book with Teacher Duets – Giveaway

Remember when I blogged about Jennifer Eklund’s music last Winter?   Today, I want to tell you a little bit more about her self-published piano method, Piano Pronto. I haven’t been experimenting with the Piano Pronto books for very long yet, but already I can see some reasons why Piano Pronto is unique from the piano […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“For the teaching is only of whither and how to go, the vision itself is the work of him who hath willed to see.” – Plotinus, Greek philosopher 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 […]

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App Review: SproutBeat for iPad

A fantastic new iPad app was recently released.  I am so pumped about this one! I am a huge fan of Eik Siang Mar’s website, FunAndLearnMusic.com.  She has a huge variety of free music worksheets that are both visually attractive and educationally effective.  I have some of my favorite worksheets downloaded on my iPad.  I like […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.” –  Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog in the form of a musical quote or […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“I was obliged to be industrious.  Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally as well.” – Johann Sebastian Bach 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 […]

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Review: ZAGGkeys Folio for iPad Mini

The MTNA 2014 conference begins this weekend and I am very much looking forward to it!  (Will I see you there?) I plan to take notes from the sessions on my iPad Mini.  With this in mind, I decided to invest in a keyboard case for it.  Here is the one I picked: the ZAGGkeys Folio.

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iPad App Review & Giveaway: MMF Piano Primer

Making Music Fun’s Piano Primer — $1.99 for iPad only. Many of you are perhaps familiar with the Making Music Fun website, which contains a variety of free worksheets and sheet music.  MMF created Andrew Fling has recently released his first iPad app, which is essentially a digital version of his Piano Primer PDF. From within the app, […]

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