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Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy the new worksheet today:
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All about my new floor staff...
I've been wanting a floor staff for a long time. Now I finally have one! Here's the materials I used: oblong vinyl tablecloth (mine is 52'' x 90'') or a shower curtain. (I paid $8 at Wal-Mart for...
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Just added: A printable for making piano valentines!
Today, I have a fun little printable and tutorial to share just in time for Valentine's Day. The ladies in my Bible Study decided to hold a Craft Night last Friday, so I decided I to find a project t...
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Super cute! Don't know if I'll get them done for my studio this year, but thanks for sharing!
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A post about lesson planning for group classes...
I've had a few requests lately from readers regarding more info about what kind of activities I do with my Homeschool Music Classes and Piano Readiness classes, so I thought it might first be a good i...
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Enjoy some recent photos of things from the studio...
Thought I'd share a few photos of random things from the studio... Here's a first composition created by one of my young students last week. It's called "Hush Little Squirrels." I love her inventive...
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"The art of music is so deep and profound that to approach it very seriously only is not enough. One must approach music with a serious rigor, and, at the same time, with a great, affectionate joy." ~Nadia Boulanger
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I'm super excited about the summer camps I'm planning this year...woohoo!
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A fun game to play with students once they've learned about all the musical instrument families:
My Homeschool Class and my Piano Readiness Class both recently finished their Musical Instruments Workbooks. We usually complete just two pages each class, so it took us awhile to get through it! Now...
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Interesting... here's JFK's thoughts about the arts: "As a great democratic society, we have a special responsibility to the arts. For art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color. What freedom alone can bring is the liberation of the human mind and a spirit which finds its greatest flowering in the free society. I see of little more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than the full recognition of the place of the artist." - John F. Kennedy
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Today brings a new Forum Q&A topic! What advice to you have for a piano teacher preparing to move away and say goodbye to all his/her students?
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Here's another great resource I've been trying out lately...
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Hi, my name is Joy, and I’m a pianist and teacher in Ohio.  I love teaching piano, which I have been doing since 2005.  Teaching piano is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done, and I plan to continue doing it for the rest of my life.  Join me at the Color In My Piano blog as I share about my journey of learning and growing as a teacher.