Tag Archives: piano teaching

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. […]

Posted in piano pedagogy, professional development, what I'm up to | Also tagged , | 9 Responses

2014 Spring Recital

This year at our Spring Recital, I decided to ask a friend to take photos.  I just received the photos from her and I love how this group photo turned out!

Posted in recitals / performances | Also tagged | 5 Responses

Now Available: Rhythm Cards Level 3

Over the past few months, I have received many inquiries asking when the Level 3 Rhythm Cards will be available in the Shop.  I am so pleased to announce that they are here!  As with the other items in my Shop, the rhythm cards are a PDF download that includes the license to print from […]

Posted in rhythm | Also tagged | 1 Response

March 2014 Piano Party: Master Class

My students are currently preparing pieces for a local Ribbon Festival as well as my studio’s annual recital.  (I always hold my Spring recital in March or April — I think May gets too busy!) In order to help prepare them for these events, I decided to ask my friend, Loretta, to give a master […]

Posted in group classes | Also tagged , | 4 Responses

About Running Summer Music Camps/Workshops

Are you thinking about holding any camps/workshops during the summer months?  Here are some great reasons to consider holding camps: It allows you to reinforce concepts or cover topics that are difficult to cover during private lessons.  E.g., music history, rhythm, improvisation, composition. It is a great way to build camaraderie among your students. It […]

Posted in music camps | Also tagged | 11 Responses

Red Leaf Pianoworks

I love the internet.  Without it, I would have far fewer friends and contacts in the piano teacher world, wouldn’t you? A few months ago, I connected with Canadian piano teacher and composer, Martha Hill Duncan.  She stated that she would be in my area in February during her husband’s sabbatical and so I asked […]

Posted in repertoire / methods, what I'm up to | Also tagged | 10 Responses

Field Trip to the Faber Piano Institute

Did you know that the authors of the Piano Adventures method, Nancy and Randall Faber, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan?  Did you know that the Faber Piano Institute in Ann Arbor is only an hour away from where I live?! My local MTNA chapter, the Wood-Ottawa Counties OhioMTA, organized a field trip for us to […]

Posted in repertoire / methods, what I'm up to | Also tagged , | 6 Responses

Organizing Games

One of the questions that arose during the presentation about music games (see the handout here) that I gave last week for the Summit County OMTA chapter and at the 2014 MusicEdConnect.com conference was… How do you organize your games? You may remember some months back when I blogged about finding this little filing cabinet […]

Posted in games, studio business | Also tagged , | 9 Responses

Games Handout

I recently gave presentations about music games to the Summit County OhioMTA and the MusicEdConnect.com conference.  I thought perhaps some of you might be interested in seeing the handout, which I have posted here on my personal website, joymorin.com.  The links in the handout all lead directly to the games and printables being discussed. Enjoy! […]

Posted in games | Also tagged , | 2 Responses

Review: Oontz Angle Bluetooth Speaker

For Christmas, my husband gave me this handy little speaker: the Oontz Angle Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. In the past, I always plugged a pair of old computer speakers into my iPhone, iPad Mini, or computer when I wanted to play music during lessons, group classes, or while cleaning the house.  :)  They worked okay, but I […]

Posted in reviews, technology | Also tagged , , | 1 Response

February Discount and MusicEdConnect Conference

My husband and I have just returned from a lovely, week-long vacation to Puerto Rico!  It was such a blast.  This was the first major vacation we have ever taken together.  We enjoyed the culture, food, beach, and history of the island.  The warm weather was such a welcome break from the freezing temperatures here […]

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

Upcoming February Fun

Guess what!  February 28 marks the 5 year anniversary of this blog.  How awesome is that?! In celebration of the upcoming blogiversary, I wanted to announce that I will be holding a sale for the month of February: 20% off the items in the shop (ends February 28, 2014)!  Stay tuned for the details.  Perhaps you […]

Posted in seasonal / holiday | Also tagged | 8 Responses