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'Play and Play' piano book collaboration

Diane Engle, piano teacher in DeQuincy, has collaborated with her daughter, Lindy Robertson, formerly of DeQuincy, and art teacher, Peggy Condon, to publish a unique piano book for beginning piano students.

The book, "Play and Play," exclusively uses American game songs and activities to teach music concepts in a small group setting.

Condon, Engle's art teacher co-worker during years of teaching in Tomball, Texas, has created a picture for each game song.

The pictures are for coloring. Robertson, both in administration and a curriculum specialist in a Houston school district, has done the editing for the teacher edition.

Engle said, "My three beginning piano classes this year have been invaluable to me as I've compiled these specific game songs that target beginners. The students this year have had the songs in a worksheet format.

In addition, Robyn Fontenot and Rachel Johnson, teachers at the piano studio have been an asset as they have gone through the teacher edition pages."

The game songs and the games themselves will be demonstrated at Diane's piano recital on Friday, May 27, at the DeQuincy United Methodist Church.

The students' pictures of the game songs will also be on display.

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