This week, my students and I are in the middle of rhythm camp! My blogging might be a bit sporadic for the rest of the week as I continue preparing and teaching this camp. We’ve been busy working in our workbook… …and playing games and making crafts, too! I will be blogging more details about [...]
I haven’t shared much about my summer music camps yet — and they are coming up soon! Like last year, I’m holding one camp each month. They run Monday through Thursday from 10am-12pm. I chose a different topic for each month: “I’ve Got Rhythm!” – (June) During this camp, students will benefit from focusing on [...]
Last week, I blogged all about my recent Music History camp and I also promised a free download of the lapbook of the music history periods. The pdf is ready for download! Read on for the details.
Last week, I held my last music camp of the summer! I called it “Music History Blast From the Past.” I had a smaller group of students this time — which was actually very nice for a subject like music history!
Hooray, the “So, You Want To Be A Composer?” camp has just been added to the Color In My Piano Shop! You’ve already seen the photos from our composition camp that was held a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday, I posted a sample student composition and a freebie from the lesson plans. Now, you can read [...]
Good morning! The “So, You Want To Be A Composer?” camp is ready to be listed in the Color In My Piano shop……but I’m just waiting to hear back from one more student to get permission to share their composition in the lesson plan as an example. I will post it as soon as I [...]
My friend Sheryl Welles has just put her RoadTrip USA! camp lesson plans up for sale on her website! She very kindly sent me a copy to review, and so I’m going to tell you all about it. :) RoadTrip USA! is a 159-page pdf that contains detailed descriptions with photos of the games and activities [...]
I have finally completed the lesson plans for the Musical Olympics Camp! This pdf is a FREE download from the Printables > Lesson Plans page. Let me give another thank you to Sheryl Welles for her great game ideas, and for her permission to include descriptions of those games in the lesson plan. This pdf [...]
I recently started to do some in-depth planning for the summer camps I plan to offer this summer! My studio policies provide students with two options for the summer months (June-August): Students ages 6-12 may participate in a camp each month plus take 5 lessons scheduled approximately every other week around family vacations, or… Students [...]
About year ago, Sheryl Welles posted on her blog about a “Twister Hopscotch” game that she modified into a wonderful music game. Basically, all you have to do is use Avery circle stickers of some kind to make the spinner into a music spinner with rhythmic note values.
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With my Piano Readiness Class, we’ve been learning about the instruments and the instrument families. To do this, I decided to create a workbook for my students to be able to take notes about the instruments and color a picture of each one. Description: This 29-page workbook contains coloring pages and blank lines for taking [...]
Meet Keri and Carolyn. They are two cousins and piano teachers out of Canada who teamed up to establish their successful piano studio, Piano Stars. They also sell some unique and original piano teaching materials on their website (click here) and on Etsy. When I stumbled across their Etsy shop one day, I just had [...]