Monday, April 25, 2011

Bulletin Board

I have a darling little student who was diagnosed with leukemia a few months ago. She's handling all the treatments like a champ, and she still comes to lessons when she can. She loves playing the piano and catches on really quickly. When she started her treatments I asked one of my good friends to crochet her a pink hat (pink is her favorite color). About a week after I gave the hat to her I received a darling card in the mail thanking me for the hat. I looked at her beautiful message on the card and realized I didn't have a place in my studio where I could display this card:

Because I'm not creative on my own, I spent some time on Google looking for a way to make a bulletin board where I could display my student's card. I stumbled upon this site: 
There were directions on how to turn an old picture into a cork board. I took an old picture that was in my guest room, removed the glass, and hot glued some cork board to the picture. Then, I used some old piano books (I cut up a Bach Chorale book that I bought at a second hand shop) and glued the music to the cork. I also spray painted the frame black to match my studio. Last, I put some Mod Podge over the music for a finished look. I love how it turned out, and now I can hang up all kinds of things, including cards from my students!


Heather said...

I love your cork board Shauna! That note from your student is so sweet. Thanks for letting me know about your blog!

Heidi said...

I love the music collage background on this. I've been looking for a "backdrop" for me to highlight musical terms or hang various Composer Posters on (from LaytonMusic) to decorate the walls of my piano lab. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I'm also a fan of "The Teaching Studio."

Leah said...

What a great idea!

Beginner Piano Lessons said...

Great idea on cork board, Shauna! You are a caring teacher, your students are blessed to have a teacher that goes the extra miles to help them with private piano lessons!