Latin Steps and Creative Journeys
Today's multi-tasking student demands a creative approach, a musical journey which engages both imagination and musical ownership. Wynn-Anne will spark inspiration with lively Latin repertoire and a unique approach to teaching the art of original composition. Discover 3-minute exercises in self-expression, then step to the beat of a Curious Rumba. Dance away with refreshing new ideas to implement in your studio!
Presenter: Wynn-Anne Rossi
Music for a Lifetime: New Materials for All Ages and Stages
Join Tom Gerou, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E.L. Lancaster as they introduce Alfred Music’s newest publications for all levels from elementary through intermediate to early advanced.
Preseters: Tom Gerou, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E.L. Lancaster
Creative Teaching Ideas with Carol Matz’s "Interactive Piano Method®”
Explore teaching today's students with an innovative curriculum that includes printed Lesson Books plus a corresponding, interactive online experience. The all-encompassing series includes hardcopy lesson books plus access to the coordinated online theory activities, ear training, virtual flashcards, multimedia experiences, digital downloads, mp3s, and more. We'll also explore the method's “Pro Piano Skills” sections, which teach students to play from lead sheets, chord charts, improvisation, composition, and notation. Attendees receive a free level with printed book!
Presenter: Carol Matz
Update Yourself with New Releases for Classical & Educational Piano
Join us for a potpourri of our newest publications sure to please students and teachers alike! The educational portion of the showcase will highlight new releases in Composer Showcase, Pop Anthologies, Group Piano Proficiency and Journey Through the Classics. The classical portion will feature exciting new editions of music by American composers Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and Charles Ives.
Presenters: Brendan Fox, Jennifer Linn and Rick Walters
Piano Safari Method: Building a Foundation for Music Literacy
In this workshop, the defining pedagogical characteristics of Piano Safari will be presented. Learn how this series integrates technique, reading, improvisation, and rote teaching to develop comprehensive musicianship skills in beginning pianists. A special emphasis will be placed on the new series, Piano Safari for the Older Student, designed for students ages 10-100!
Presenters: Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr
Take Your Studio Where Few Studios Have Gone Before!
Learn how to integrate your iPad, method materials, repertoire pieces, and acoustic or digital piano. Address multiple learning styles. Improve student practice at home. Even teach long distance. TimeWarp Technologies has solutions for you!
Presenters: George Litterst, Shana Kirk, Stella Sick.
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The Perfect Start and Beyond: Music that Motivates at all Ages and Stages
Finding the right repertoire and teaching approaches that will engage each student is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. In this exciting and interactive workshop, Dr. Kevin Olson will present some of the newest music he has written for the FJH Music Company, the backgrounds and teaching strategies on each piece, and ways your students use repertoire to explore their own creativity and artistry.
Presenter: Dr. Kevin Olson
New Pieces Your Students Will Love - New Tools You Will Love!
Comedy Solos and Duets written for you and your students will be performed live for your entertainment and delight. Add to your collection these new pieces by award winning composers, Kevin Olson, Melody Bober, Jeremy Siskind, Aaron Garner, Dennis Alexander, and More!
Also be the first to see the unveiling of three revolutionary tools for motivating students to practice with purpose!
The first 75 people in the door will receive a free copy of "Comedy Solos and Duets".
It All Starts with Good Music!
The formula for having happy, thriving piano students often involve two things: a teacher that can easily adapt to any situation, and of course, great music! Join Eric and Jason as they co-present an hour of cool new pieces tailored especially to students of today. Take a suspenseful trip through the frabjous Tulgey Wood, learn a little improv, and you might even hear snippets of Lady Gaga and the Beatles. (Free music, while supplies last!)
Presetners: Eric Baumgartner and Jason Sifford
Telling Our Stories through the Piano: Connecting with 21st Century Audiences
If music speaks where words fail, then pianists can tell the most intricate stories of all. Join host Shana Kirk with Yamaha Artists Lara Downes and Dan Tepfer, as they discuss how pianists can use narrative to engage and cultivate longtime listeners.
Presetners: Lara Downes and Dan Tepfer, moderated by Shana Kirk