Category Archives: Forum Q&A’s

Forum Q&A: Games for Note-Naming Flashcards

Last week, we had a Forum Q&A discussion about health insurance for self-employed individuals (such as piano teachers).  It has been great to hear all of your feedback about this important issue, and I have found it helpful with my research! I have a new question for you today.  Your responses will be helpful when […]

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Forum Q&A: Health Insurance for Self-Employed Music Teachers

Our last Forum Q&A post was sharing about the first piano you learned on as a child.  It was fun hearing your piano stories! It’s time for a new Forum Q&A topic.  This one is an important topic for any self-employed music teacher to consider: Health insurance! Do you pay for your own health insurance […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Of all the arts, great music is the art to raise the soul above all earthly storms.” – Charles Godfrey Leland 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 […]

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Forum Q&A: What type of piano did you first learn on?

At our last Forum Q&A, I asked about what piano books you studied from as a child.  It was so fun reading all the responses!  Read the comments here on the blog and here on the facebook page. I must be feeling nostalgic again…  :)  For our new Forum Q&A, I want to know: What kind of […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi (Special thanks to Donna McLain for sending me this great quote!)  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 […]

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Forum Q&A: What piano book did you first learn from?

Greetings!  I know I’ve been MIA around the blog lately — it’s been a busy couple of weeks.  This time of year always requires lots of planning time, for upcoming festivals and recitals.  I’ve been helping students pick out repertoire and keeping track of forms and registration dates, etc.  :) Anyway, I though I would […]

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Forum Q&A | Making Mistakes

Our previous Forum Q&A was about items students like to see in incentive prize boxes.  Thanks for all the responses! It is time for new topic!  Our new Forum Q&A topic was submitted by Hannah (thanks so much!): What do you do for students who stop and get frustrated at every tiny mistake they make? […]

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Forum Q&A: Incentive Prize Box Ideas

Our last Forum Q&A topic was about keeping teenager students engaged in their piano study!  Check out all the great responses to this topic by clicking here. Our next discussion topic comes from a reader (thanks, Donna!): What kinds of items do you have in your “music store” or incentive prize box?  It seems some […]

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Forum Q&A | Organization for Games/Props

Our last Forum Q&A topic was about end-of-the-year tasks for piano teachers.  I enjoyed reading your comments, as always! Today, our new topic is all about organization.  I wanna know: How do you keep your game materials and props organized?  Do you have a shelf, drawer, basket, folders, etc.?  Are you able to find what […]

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Forum Q&A | End-Of-The-Year Tasks

I’ve let a few weeks go by again without doing a Forum Q&A, so I think it’s high time for another!  :)  Last time, we discussed attending conferences but only received a few comments.  Feel free to add your thoughts. The school year is wrapping up — at least for those of us in the […]

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Forum Q&A: Assignment Notebook/Pages for Students

Today’s post brings a new Forum Q&A topic, and another GIVEAWAY! Our last Forum Q&A discussion was about perfectionism.  It’s never too late to add your thoughts to the comments, so feel free to hop over there and join in the conversation!  I plan to follow up with an article on perfectionism to discuss this topic […]

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Forum Q&A | Perfectionist Piano Students

Last week, our Forum Q&A discussion was about saying goodbye to piano students before moving away.  Today, I’d love to hear your thoughts about students who are perfectionists.  We’ve all had them!  Sometimes they are so hard on themselves when it comes to making mistakes that they stop having fun.  They may even stop making […]

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