Creative Composing: Empower Creativity, Nurture Musicality
Susie Broke Her Arm and Other Misfortunes
Injuries are common when teaching pre-college students. Broken bones and concussions are bound to happen with the highly active youth we teach. These injuries can be difficult for the teacher because they happen suddenly and the teacher must quickly alter their plans. Teachers attending this presentation will leave armed with resources to navigate all kinds of temporary and sudden injuries, in a way that seamlessly continues the student’s musical journey.
The Choreography of Subtle In and Out Movements at the Keyboard with the Taubman Approach
Concepts and ideas to enhance tone and virtuosity with In and Out Movements at the keyboard. Technical facility and ease in movement will be discussed with “hands on” examples in scales, arpeggios, and repertoire.
Teaching Ludovico Einaudi: A study of the Piano Music of the Contemporary Composer Who Enchants Audiences
Einaudi’s piano music represents challenging pedagogical material for late pre-college and early undergraduate students; it helps fix the balance between hands and among fingers, and enhances awareness of the sonic capabilities of the modern piano.
Independent Music Teachers Forum
"MTNA Certification: Beginning the Process"
During this session the following topics will be discussed: how to develop a teaching philosophy, understanding the components of the 5 required projects, what are the certification reviewers looking for and exploring the resources at MTNA.