Category Archives: what I’m up to

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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged | Leave a comment

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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged , , | 2 Responses

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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged , | 2 Responses

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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged | 3 Responses

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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged | 11 Responses

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, […]

Also posted in conferences, what I'm up to | Tagged , | 5 Responses

New Studio Room Set-Up

As promised, I have a few photos to share of my studio room with the piano moved in!  (Previous post: Piano Studio Room Transformation) 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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged , | 8 Responses

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 […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged , | 13 Responses

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, […]

Also posted in studio business, what I'm up to | Tagged , , , | 37 Responses

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 […]

Also posted in professional development, what I'm up to | Tagged | 9 Responses

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. […]

Also posted in piano pedagogy, professional development, what I'm up to | Tagged , , | 19 Responses
css.php