Category Archives: what I’m up to

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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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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