Bright Orange

Here’s a fun little song I thought might brighten your day. It’s one of Clara’s favorites these days. Enjoy!


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Family Photo Christmas 2012

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours.

Here’s a little glimpse into our family festivities.

To start off, I thought you might enjoy hearing the kids playing prelude music for our Christmas Eve service.

Now we’re back home. The table is set.

A beautiful centerpiece from my favorite florist.

The fire is lit.

And we’re ready to dig in.


How to Open a Piano Studio in Your Home

Teaching Space

If you’re reading this blogpost, chances are you are a piano teacher looking to start up a piano studio or a current teacher looking for new ideas or just checking out what someone else is doing. Well, you’ve come to the right place. My name is Monica Rudy. I have been teaching piano for over 15 years and will be sharing some of the most important things I have learned so far, including tips on […]

Art Tuesday – An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

Yes, I know today is Wednesday and I haven’t posted a project for a couple of weeks, but we’ve had lots of stuff going on and our art project kept getting pushed to the side. The kids were thrilled when I announced that we would do one today :).

Today, we’ll study the painting on page 16 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. This is super exciting […]

Art Tuesday – Ocean Life

Ocean Life

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

I’m so sorry for not posting a project the last couple of weeks. We’ve had an unusual schedule for few weeks and Tuesdays just slipped by before I realized I was supposed to post a project. Thankfully, things have settled down a bit and we’re back on track.

Today, we’ll study the painting on page 19 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. Here are links to the […]

A Musical Afternoon

Music was a big part of my life growing up and still is today. I am thrilled that my kids are learning to play and appreciate music as well.

This afternoon we went to Clara’s orchestra concert. So, get yourself a cup of coffee, sit down in a comfy chair, and enjoy the music of these wonderful young musicians. (Sorry about the shaky videography.)


Art Tuesday – The Elephant

Elephant Art


Welcome to Art Tuesday!

Today, we will study the painting on page 28 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. Here are links to the piece of art and music in case you weren’t able to get ahold of a book, yet.


Prince Riding on an Elephant


The Carnival of the Animals: The Elephant, by Camille Saint-Saens


There are so many interesting details in this picture. Have […]