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Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging!

February 28 marked the six-year anniversary of Color In My Piano!  As previously announced, we are celebrating with a 20% off sale in my digital shop using the promo code 20OFF2015. The sale expires on Friday, March 20, 2015. I know some of you have been following my blog since its inception, but many of you are new.  It seems appropriate […]

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2015 Annual Blogiversary Sale

The annual Blogiversary Sale is going on now!  Take 20% off all items in my digital shop. Promo Code: 20OFF2015 You must enter the promo code in the shopping cart to receive the discount. Sale expires on Friday, March 20, 2015.

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Upcoming Blogiversary and Other Shop News

Hello, folks! The good news first: On February 28 is the ColorInMyPiano blog’s birthday!  I’ve been blogging for 6 years now. I wanted to let you know that in celebration, I will once again holding the annual 20% off sale on everything in my digital shop. This will begin on Monday, February 23 and last through Friday, March […]

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February Happenings

My students and I are counting down the days until our studio recital!  I find that having this visual reminder each week in the studio is very helpful for students as they prepare for the big day.  Learn how you can make your own Recital Countdown with a 4×6 photo frame here. Valentine’s Day is […]

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Presentation on iPad Apps for ToledoPTA

This morning, I gave a presentation for our Toledo Piano Teachers Association meeting.  TPTA is a small, very friendly group of teachers who are interested in learning new things.  We meet once a month and generally we take turns giving the programs — although occasionally we bring in outside guest speakers. My topic was “iPad Apps for […]

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A Few Updates

Don’t forget — today is the last day to enter the giveaway for hardcopies of my Holiday Parade elementary level solo with teacher duet!  Click here. I also wanted to let you know that I’ve been gradually adding more recommendations to my list of piano duets for sight-reading.  Check out this popular post from last year […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my wonderful blog readers and colleagues!  Best wishes and blessings to you and your students in the new year. Sincerely, Joy & Paul Morin

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Winter Course Offering: Intro to Piano Teaching

I just sent out an email today to my mailing list for the Piano Teacher Institute online courses.  Below are the details to announce that I am preparing another session of the “Intro To Piano Teaching” course.  The dates for this online course will be January 5 through February 16. This 6-week course is intended for piano teachers […]

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Studio Project: Musical Christmas Paper Chain

I love Christmastime for many reasons. As a piano teacher, I love that it gives students the opportunity to play a variety of familiar tunes.  Playing tunes that are already in their ears really helps build their music reading skills. I keep a lending library of Christmas books and loan them out to students each […]

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Visit to the Cleveland Piano Teachers Organization

On Friday, I drove to the Cleveland area to speak for a meeting of the Cleveland Piano Teachers Organization.  It was just an hour-and-a-half drive and the roads were clear of any snow until I neared Cleveland.  I presented my “Albums for the Young: A History and Overview of the Genre” program, sharing the history […]

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Thrifty Find: Piano-side Table

Since moving in June, I’ve been gradually getting my studio organized and arranged to my liking.  It is a process! I love having a tabletop surface nearby when I am teaching.  I’ve been using a TV tray table for this purpose temporarily, with the hope that I would eventually find something that better suits the rest of the […]

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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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