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Record Wall Art in My Studio

During my two-week break from teaching last month, I finished a project I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now. I initially saw the idea on Pinterest and was thrilled to finally find the materials I needed! It’s wall art created using old 45 records! At a thrift store back home in Michigan, I found […]

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2015 FJH Workshop with Helen Marlais

Just a few quick photos today… There was a free piano teacher workshop with Helen Marlais at my local music store yesterday. She talked about FJH Publishing’s new All-In-One version of the Succeeding at the Piano method, among other things. Fun! Helen grew up here in the Toledo area. Here, she plays a duet with her childhood […]

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My New Victor Victrola Gramophone

Last week, one of my adult students gave my husband and I an old Victor Victrola gramophone. Isn’t it lovely?! I knew very little about gramophones prior to this. Internet research revealed that our Victrola was manufactured in 1929. It isn’t a particularly valuable one, but it is a great historical piece and it has a great […]

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Updated Post: Incentive Programs for Piano Students

Today, I updated a blog post from 2009 about the ongoing incentive program I’ve been using in my student for over five years now. I’ve added new photos and details about the program and why I think it has worked so well for my students and I. Click here to read the updated post!

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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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