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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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My suitcase from my vacation in Puerto Rico is still not unpacked…but I am SO ready for my session with 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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February Discount and MusicEdConnect Conference

My husband and I have just returned from a lovely, week-long vacation to Puerto Rico!  It was such a blast.  This was the first major vacation we have ever taken together.  We enjoyed the culture, food, beach, and history of the island.  The warm weather was such a welcome break from the freezing temperatures here […]

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New Year’s Thoughts for Piano Teachers

I am not usually a person to make New Year’s resolutions, but for me the New Year is definitely a time of reflection on the past year and future. Looking Back Here are some big things that happened in 2013 that I’m especially thankful for: I’m thankful for a full studio of 35 students!  It […]

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The Technique Exercises of the Piano Safari method

On Friday, my local MTNA chapter held a workshop given by Katherine Fisher and Dr. Julie Knerr, co-authors of the Piano Safari method.  Piano Safari has been on my radar for quite some time, although I have not yet used the method books with a student.  I have, however, been experimenting with the technique exercises […]

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Workshops for Piano Teachers

Good morning! Yesterday, I blogged about a presentation I am giving at the 2014 Online Conference in February.  (If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet for FREE conference registration, be sure to leave a comment on yesterday’s post!) Well — this morning, I am speaking for the Toledo Piano Teachers Association — an active […]

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Have you heard about the new podcast for piano teachers created by the folks at I have enjoyed listening to the first few episodes since they launched their podcast last month (click here to listen to Episode 1 and Episode 2). So, I was honored when Andrea asked if I would be willing to […]

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