Friday Finds #252




While working on one of my speaking sessions, newly available this year, I discovered a highly useful tool on Canva.

It’s a Color Wheel. You can input one color, and it will give you a variety of other colors that can be used in combination with that color. This would be super useful if you had a studio or brand logo with a color and you wanted to add more colors to it.



Canva is part of my daily work flow. While working on slides however, I wasn’t sure at first how I could use their slide templates but then easily change the color scheme without changing each item one by one. I knew there had to be a solution. As always, I just had to Google it! The place to do it is at the bottom of the page and I didn’t even see it until I read about it.

How to Quickly Update All Colors in Canva with Just One Click | Anchor Design Co.



While I’m only one chapter into it, I’m already thoroughly enjoying this short little book by Anne Lamott.

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers




I purchased this and another book for the first time on It was a great way to get a book in good condition for half the price! Reduce, reuse, recycle!



In the first chapter of the above mentioned book, Lamott mentions The Merton Prayer, a beautiful, raw prayer we can all relate to at some point if not frequently in life. I printed it out immediately.



Interested in being part of saving standard time and ending the switch to daylight savings time forever? Help take action here. 



Thanks to teacher Abby Maser for introducing me to matte-texture screen protectors!

If you could call the feel of something “delicious,” this is it!

Supershieldz iPhone 12 Tempered-Glass Screen Protector



Practical advice from Jennifer Foxx: Opening a Zip File



White Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili | Skinny Taste

Thanks to Christina Whitlock for recommending this recipe. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely make again!



Does getting students to sightread feel like pulling teeth at times? Consider Rebekah Maxner’s idea of a “YOYO” assignment instead.

P.S. Guess who’s going to be in the next Teacher Talk episode (#45) of The Piano Pantry Podcast?! 🙂



Should Piano Students Memorize Their Repertoire? | Janna Williamson



In high school I remember being the fastest typist in my computer class. There were two reasons I was successful with typing early on. First, I taught myself to type on my parents electric typewriter in middle school. Second, it has to be because of piano lessons too, would you agree?

Awhile back, I saw piano teacher Clinton Pratt share a link on Facebook for a free typing test. I hadn’t taken a test since high school so I thought it would be fun.

I’m happy to report those fingers still do me well – 97WPM, 99% accuracy. Wahoo! So fun.




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