Giveaway Results: Registration Winner

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

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General, Giveaways

Don’t Miss the 2014 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. 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. 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  Read it over and then check out their website and facebook page for more info.

Good news: 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 Online Conference”


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.”


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:

Giveaways, Reviews, Technology

Review & Giveaway: Princess Piano app

iTunesConnectPrincess Piano is an iPhone/iPad app by the developer Dented Pixel.  I recently stumbled upon this app in the iTunes store, and decided to give it a whirl!

When you first open the app, it allows you to login under your own name.  The app’s settings allow you to change players, and to choose the game speed (to make it harder or easier).  The default speed is “100%,” and the range allowed is 20% to 200%.

The game begins with an introductory storyline.  The main character, Princess Piano lives in a Cloud Kingdom.  An evil witch, Beatrice Dafowl, appears, and spreads her magic sleep dust over Cloud Kingdom.  Fortunately, Princess Piano lept from the edge of the Cloud Kingdom just in time to escape the sleep dust.  She fell all the way down to earth, protected by her magic ballet shoes that allow her to dance through the air when accompanied by music.  The ending call to action states: Help Princess Piano dance her way back to the Cloud Kingdom by playing the songs as well as you can!


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February 2013 Giveaway!

Beethoven lapbookGuess what!  Next week, Color In My Piano will be 4 years old.  How fun!

In celebration, I would like to host a giveaway.  FOUR lucky winners will have their choice of one of the composer lapbooks from the Color In My Piano shop.  Here are the details:

  • To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below today’s post by Midnight (EST) on Wednesday, February 27, telling me which classical composer’s music is your favorite to teach your students.

P.S.:  After the giveaway is over next week, I will be holding a sale in the Color In My Piano shop!  (This will be a great time to purchase materials for summer camps, if you plan to hold any this year!)


Star Dust Sheet Music Giveaway – Dec 2012

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway for Elena Cobb’s beautiful piano soloStar Dust!  Here are the three winners, chosen via random number generator:

  • #23: Jenny
  • #40: Jenny Bouson
  • #9: Erica Forkner

Congrats to our winners!  Winners, please check your email inbox for an email from me.

If you didn’t win but still want Elena’s Star Dust, visit her website here to learn more about her music.  Many thanks to Elena for offering her music for this Christmas giveaway!  🙂


Stardust Giveaway – December 2012

Remember the review I wrote in October about Elena Cobb’s books?  Well, Elena has kindly offered a Christmas giveaway for the pdf sheet music for my favorite selection from her Blue River book: “Stardust!”


To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight EST on Sunday, December 16, 2012.  The THREE winners will be announced Monday the 17th.


Rhythm Cat Giveaway Winners

Below are the 20 randomly-chosen winners of the Rhythm Cat Pro giveaway:

  • #14: Rebecca
  • #1: Karla Connor
  • #6: Kylie
  • #19: Jill
  • #27: Victoria
  • #16: Mary Oosterbaan
  • #25: April
  • #31: Susan
  • #15: Laura
  • #10: Sarah Garrard
  • #12: Anna Fagan
  • #9: Natalie Beebe
  • #34: Harriet
  • #2: Jennifer Creekmore
  • #28: Isis
  • #30: Christie
  • #20: Melody
  • #35: Miriam
  • #7: Shauna Leavitt
  • #33: Diane Conway

Winners, please watch your inbox  — I’ll send out the emails with the promo codes later on today!

If you didn’t win, you can still purchase the Rhythm Cat app here.  It’s worth it!


Giveaway Reminder

Happy Halloween!

This is me in my costume.  🙂  ————>

Just a quick reminder:

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you may want to enter the current giveaway for the Rhythm Cat app!  Today is the last day to enter — the winner will be announced tomorrow.  Click here for details.

I hope you are all having a good week!  Thoughts and prayers go to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.