Category Archives: what I’m up to

Upcoming Programs in Ohio and Beyond

Some months back, I submitted a proposal to speak at the Ohio Music Teachers Association (affiliated with MTNA) 2014 state conference.  I was thrill to learn it was accepted!   If you live in Ohio, you may want to consider attending this conference even if you are not a member of OhioMTA / MTNA.  This year, […]

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New Studio Room Set-Up

As promised, I have a few photos to share of my studio room with the piano moved in! But first, here are a few scary photos of my piano being moved.  :) Moving the piano out of the old house was a relatively simple process, but getting it into the new house was interesting.  The piano […]

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Piano Studio Room Transformation

The last two weeks have been such a blur!  My husband and I are fully moved into our new home and have begun the process of unpacking and getting settled.  Last weekend, our priority was getting the piano studio room painted because my piano was scheduled to get professionally moved yesterday.  Here are some photos […]

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Moving Adventures

My husband and I have been happily renting this house for the past three years: This Spring, we decided we were interested in buying our own house.  We were pre-approved for a mortgage and started shopping. Finding a house with a good space for my studio was a priority.  We found a great house in Perrysburg, […]

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Piano Teacher Institute Update

Since last week’s announcement, I have been spending every spare moment of my time writing the course material to be able to offer a six-week course this summer.  It is challenging work, but I’m having a blast.  I’m happy to announce that the Week 1 coursework is complete and Week 2 is nearly complete. As […]

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Announcing: Piano Teacher Institute with Joy Morin

I received nearly 300 responses to my survey about offering an online piano course for piano teachers.  I was so encouraged by your comments that I immediately began writing the course material to be able to offer a 6-week course this summer.  Thanks so much for your feedback!  I am SO excited about this endeavor. […]

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Celebrating 5 Years!

Friday marked the five-year anniversary of Color In My Piano!  I meant to write this post on Friday, but I have been preparing tax documents all weekend instead.  I finished gathering all of the paperwork yesterday and am bringing it to our CPA today. Enough about the unpleasantness of taxes!  Let’s celebrate five years!! Have you ever […]

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Sale Reminder

Just a quick reminder: There are only THREE days left to shop during the February 20% sale, in celebration of the 5-year blogiversary of ColorInMyPiano. In the shop, you will find PDF’s of Rhythm Cards, the Prompts for Composition e-Book, and the “Great Composers & Their Music” lapbooking curriculum — perfect for group classes or music […]

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Red Leaf Pianoworks

I love the internet.  Without it, I would have far fewer friends and contacts in the piano teacher world, wouldn’t you? A few months ago, I connected with Canadian piano teacher and composer, Martha Hill Duncan.  She stated that she would be in my area in February during her husband’s sabbatical and so I asked […]

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Field Trip to the Faber Piano Institute

Did you know that the authors of the Piano Adventures method, Nancy and Randall Faber, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan?  Did you know that the Faber Piano Institute in Ann Arbor is only an hour away from where I live?! My local MTNA chapter, the Wood-Ottawa Counties OhioMTA, organized a field trip for us to […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

A few piano teachers have sent me photos of their piano valentines.  It is so fun to see the creative variations that each teacher came up with! Photo from Leia Sharma: Photo from Barrymond.  She says: “I cut and pasted a top flight poster board on a paper to provide a firm base. Then I […]

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MusicEdConnect.com Today!

My suitcase from my vacation in Puerto Rico is still not unpacked…but I am SO ready for my session with MusicEdConnect.com today at 12:30am EST!  I have all my games out and ready for demonstration, as you can see. Maybe I’ll see some of you there!  :)

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