Giveaways, repertoire / methods

Giveaway: Christmas Music by Jennifer Eklund

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


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”


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. ¬†ūüôā ¬†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.


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.)


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. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†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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  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! ¬†ūüôā

Happy weekend, folks!


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 solo,¬†Star 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! ¬†ūüôā


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. ¬†ūüôā ¬†————>

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.