Category Archives: music camps

2013 Music History Camp

As I mentioned in a post last week, I held a Music History Camp last week with five of my private students.  Each day, we studied an era of music history (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern) and also focused on a composer from that period. To study the eras, I decided to write a printable […]

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2013 Music History Camp

My students and I are in the middle of Music History camp this week and having a blast!  This year, I’m teaching 5 girls between the ages of 5 and 8. Yesterday, we studied Handel (using my lapbook curriculum) and the Baroque Era.  Today was Haydn and the Classical Era.  We have two more days […]

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2013 “I Got Rhythm” Camp

As indicated in the sneak peek post, I held a rhythm camp called “I Got Rhythm!” last week.  :)  We met for 4 days in a row, 2 hours each day.

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2013 “I Got Rhythm” Summer Camp – Sneak Peek

This week, my students and I are in the middle of rhythm camp! My blogging might be a bit sporadic for the rest of the week as I continue preparing and teaching this camp.  We’ve been busy working in our workbook… …and playing games and making crafts, too! I will be blogging more details about […]

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2013 Summer Camp T-Shirt

The T-shirts for my summer music camps arrived yesterday!  I’m very excited about this year’s design: I ordered my shirts from again this year.  I was happy with the quality of the shirts last year, but more importantly — I love that CustomInk has an artist check your design before it gets printed.  My […]

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2013 Summer Music Camps

I haven’t shared much about my summer music camps yet — and they are coming up soon! Like last year, I’m holding one camp each month.  They run Monday through Thursday from 10am-12pm.  I chose a different topic for each month: “I’ve Got Rhythm!” – (June) During this camp, students will benefit from focusing on […]

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Planning A Music History Camp Using My Lapbook Curriculum

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. […]

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Grand Staff Pass Game

I’m back!  I took a long blogging break over the holidays, but I’m super excited to be back and I have lots of things to share in the upcoming weeks!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years’. Today, I am excited to share with you about a fun game I came […]

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Floor Staff Activity: Introduction to the Grand Staff

Remember last February when I created this DIY floor staff?  I thought I’d share a little activity that shows how I used it recently with my Piano Readiness Class. (Don’t mind my cat, Coda, who totally photo-bombed this photo.  :) The two students I was working with have already learned to identify high and low sounds when […]

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4 New Composer Lapbooks

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! […]

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3 New Composer Lapbook sets Now Available

Three new Great Composers Lapbook & Biography sets have been added to the ColorInMyPiano Shop! They are: Robert Schumann…

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Instruments of the Orchestra Study – FREE Orchestra Stage Pieces

With my music homeschool class, we have been studying the instruments of the orchestra.  We started this endeaver a long time ago, starting with completing the Musical Instruments Workbook.  We have also used Robert Levine’s book: The Story of the Orchestra, and frequently played this review game for remembering the names/families of the instruments. When I found this “stand-up […]

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