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.

Giveaways, Reviews, Rhythm, Technology

Review & Giveaway: Rhythm Cat app

Rhythm Cat — Cost: Free version (15 levels) is FREE;  Rhythm Cat Pro is $2.99.  The pro version is available currently for iPhone/iPod Touch — and the pro version for iPad is coming out soon!

This app is a fun and effective way to improve rhythm skills.  Let me tell you why!

On each level, the player is presented with a rhythm example.

After hitting the Play button, a soundtrack begins. After 1-2-3-4 is shown, the player must tap the rhythm of the example shown using the large green button.  Here is what the very first rhythm example looks like:   Continue reading “Review & Giveaway: Rhythm Cat app”


July 2012 Giveaway Winners

I am completely blown away by (1) the number of entries in last week’s giveaway (over 100!), and (2) all of the wonderfully ideas you shared for motivating to students to practice!  (Check out all the responses here!)  It’s so great to be a part of this teaching community online.  We benefit SO much from sharing with each other!

And now, to announce the two randomly-chosen winners of Andrea & Trevor Dow’s wonderful piano practice book:

Congrats!  Winners: expect an email from Andrea soon!


July 2012 Giveaway Reminder

Just a little reminder…the giveaway of Andrea & Trevor’s pdf book “Shhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This Is Practice” ends tonight at midnight EST!  If you haven’t entered yet, you’d better do so soon.  The winner will be announced tomorrow.

I know my summer posts have been a little far and few between, and mostly about camp stuff…it has been a very busy and unpredictable summer so far.   :)   I will probably be back to my usual kinds of posts come September – so bear with me in the meantime!

I hope you are enjoying your summer!