Giveaways

Clavier Companion Subscription Giveaway Results

clavier comp 1Here are the results from last week’s Clavier Companion giveaway.   The winners are:

  • Annie
  • Orlia
  • Karen T.
  • Karen
  • Hannah

Winners, please watch your email inbox for an email from Clavier Companion with information about your new digital subscription.

I hope the rest of you will consider subscribing to this great magazine!  Remember, Clavier Companion offers to subscription options: (1) print subscriptions (which includes free digital subscriptions) or (2) digital-only subscriptions.  Check out their website here.

Giveaways

Clavier Companion Magazine’s Recent Redesign (Giveaway)

Clavier Companion is my favorite magazine ever, hands down.  Each magazine features a great variety of articles about pianists, piano teaching, new resources, the latest trends, and much more.  I have been a subscriber for a couple of years and I love receiving the issues in the mail!

The November/December issue of Clavier Companion introduced a fresh new look and design.

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Giveaways, repertoire / methods

Giveaway: Christmas Music by Jennifer Eklund

Jennifer Eklund of PianoPronto.com has kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway for us today!  Let me tell you a little bit about Jennifer’s work.

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Jennifer is a piano teacher and self-publishing composer with a huge output of materials for piano students.  She publishes her own piano method called Piano Pronto as well as a variety of supplemental books/sheet music.  Jennifer sells both print copies and digital copies (for immediate download) of her materials.    Continue reading “Giveaway: Christmas Music by Jennifer Eklund”

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SightReadPlus and SightReadMinor app giveaway

bg-1-273140Just a reminder: Don’t forget that last week’s giveaway for the NoteWorks app ends tonight at midnight.  Even if you already own the app, feel free to enter anyway — if you win, you can give the promo code to a deserving student!

I have a couple of new giveaways planned for this week.

Today, you can leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a free promo code for the SightReadPlus or SightReadMinor apps for iPad!  If you aren’t familiar with these two apps, please check out my review here.

I love reading your comments as they come in for giveaways.  🙂  This time, please tell me about your (non-music related) Thanksgiving plans or about what you are especially thankful for this year!  Deadline: Enter by November 17, 2013 at midnight EST.

Again, please feel free to enter the giveaway even if you already own one or both apps, or even if you do not own an iPad.  If you win, you can give the promo code to a deserving student who has an iPad.

Thanks goes to the developer, Melissa, for offering these two promo codes for the giveaway!

Giveaways, Technology

NoteWorks app Giveaway and News: Now Available for iPhone as well as iPad

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 9.18.48 AMAbout a year ago, I wrote a review for the NoteWorks app for iPad (read it here).  The developers of NoteWorks have notified me that they have recently released an iPhone version of NoteWorks.  This is great news for any of your students/parents who own iPhones but do not own an iPad!

The iPhone version works very much like the iPad version.  The only possible downside I perceived is that because of the smaller screen, the size of the staff and notes is smaller.  The game still works very well, though.  With young beginners, I would opt to use NoteWorks on the iPad, though, for the sake of the larger staff size.

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The new iPhone version introduces a new way for students to select the range of notes on the staff they would like to practice.

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Here are links to all of the versions available:

GIVEAWAY: NoteWorks has generously offered promo codes for FIVE lucky winners to be able to download this app for free.  To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below before midnight EST on Monday, November 11, 2013 with a fun tip for teaching note names to your students.  (Note: the giveaway is for the iPhone version of this app.  However, the developer let me know that it is possible to use the iPhone version of NoteWorks on your iPad.)

Giveaways

Giveaway Results: MusicEdConnect.com Registration Winner

Make Your Students ShineJust a quick post to announce the randomly selected winner of the giveaway for FREE registration for the 2014 MusicEdConnect.com conference!

The winner is comment #29: Vaida!  Please watch your email inbox for an email from Michelle from Keys To Imagination.

The rest of you — please remember that you can still register for the conference. 🙂  In fact, you may want to take advantage of the early registration discount. The online conference is taking place February 5-8, 2014.   Register now through October 31, 2013 for just $79.  It will be $99 after October 31, 2013.

Check out all the details at  MusicEdConnect.com

General, Giveaways

Don’t Miss the 2014 MusicEdConnect.com Online Conference

Make Your Students Shine

Hello, readers!

I just wanted to help spread the word about a new online conference for music educators scheduled for February 5-8, 2014. MusicEdConnect.com has recently announced the lineup of speakers for the sessions and it looks great! Conference registrants can watch the sessions live online or they can check out the videos later, on-demand.

You can check out the full list of sessions here.  I excited to announce that I will be giving a session on February 6 called “Building Musicianship Through Games & Activities.”  During this session, I will talk about the value of teaching through games and how teachers can go about choosing or creating games that will teach the concepts they wish to reinforce in their students.  I will also be demonstrating some of the games that are available here on my blog.I just wanted to help spread the word about a new online conference for music educators scheduled for February 5-8, 2014.  MusicEdConnect.com has recently announced the lineup of speakers for the sessions and it looks great!  Conference registrants can watch the sessions live online or they can check out the videos later, on-demand.

Below is the official press release from the folks at MusicEdConnect.com.  Read it over and then check out their website and facebook page for more info.

Good news: MusicEdConnect.com is giving away one free conference registration to one lucky blog reader from Color In My Piano!  To enter, please leave a comment below this post describing one of your students’ favorite games (it can be a group game or an individual game).  The deadline to enter is Midnight EST on October 16, 2013.  The winner will be randomly selected the next day.  I can’t wait to read your comments!   Continue reading “Don’t Miss the 2014 MusicEdConnect.com Online Conference”

Giveaways

Giveaway Winners: SightReadMinor app for iPad

I have two exciting bits of news to share today!

First, I’m proud to announce that the Music of the World camp curriculum is now available for purchase in the Shop!  The cost is $40 — which is a steal, I should add.  😉  The camp is perfect for current private students, but is also a great offering for students with no or little music background.

As always, purchase of the digital files includes the Terms of Use to print from the files forever, as long as you are using the materials with your own students.  Please read more about the camp curriculum on the Shop description linked to above.

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mzl.kzclobbb.480x480-75Second, I’d like to announce the two randomly-chosen winners of the SightReadMinor app giveaway:

  1. Penny Lazarus
  2. Anita B.

Congrats, ladies!  Please check your email inbox for an email from me with your Promo Code.

I really enjoyed reading all of your comments on the giveaway post about your preparations for the new school year.  Thanks for sharing!  🙂

Happy weekend, folks!

Giveaways, Reviews

Review & Giveaway: PractizPal

A few weeks ago, I received a PractizPal device to review.  There are five wonderful colors to choose from, and I selected “Gershwin Green.”

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The PractizPal is a clever little gadget designed to help students track their practice time.  It also has a built-in metronome and tuner.  In my mind, there are two reasons why this gadget is valuable: