2013 PEDx3

PEDx3 continues at the National Conference on Pedagogy 2013 with a new line-up of fascinating subjects and visionary thinkers!

PEDx3 is about challenging boundaries between art and pedagogy, music and technology. It is equally about dreaming and life-changing innovation. Speakers at PEDx3 receive 20 minutes to give "the talk of their lives," delivered in a rapid-fire format, accompanied by exciting visuals and demonstrations.

In lieu of traditional lectures and demonstrations on the morning of Friday, July 26, 2013, PEDx3 will present five brief, intensely focused 20-minute sessions. The event will be streamed live for a global audience from NCKP.

To view the 2011 PEDxi sessions, CLICK HERE.

Read on to learn more about our PEDx3 presenters...

Pirates and the Importance of “Lisztening”

Piano students do not shy away from pursuing challenging repertoire, especially when sharing their music becomes a rewarding and exciting part of their social interactions.  In this session, Jarrod Radnich demonstrates how he creates music and tools that successfully harness the power of social interaction to boost each student’s esteem, create continuing excitement about practicing technique and learning theory, and rekindle musical desire in students of all ages.

Pianist and composer Jarrod Radnich has been heralded as “the force that is making piano cool again.”  His record-breaking YouTube performances and Virtuosic Piano Solo Series focus on providing recital-worthy, advanced materials that keep students energized. 

To start off our PEDx3 sessions, Jarrod Radnich will give a mini-recital immediately preceding his presentation!


Take a Stand and El Sistema: Toward a Pedagogy of Social Change

The Longy School of Music at Bard College, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bard College have come together to ask critical questions about music education at the K-12, conservatory, and professional levels. Through an innovative partnership of these organizations, called “Take a Stand,” Longy recently launched a new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at one of the LA Philharmonic’s El Sistema-inspired programs. This session asks the question we pose to MAT students—“How can we create better citizens through the unending pursuit of musical excellence?” and “ What can we learn from El Sistema about broadening our goals in teaching?”

Karen Zorn is President of Longy School of Music of Bard College and Vice-President of Bard College. She has served as Associate Provost of Berklee College of Music, and Acting Director of Instruction at MacPhail Center for the Arts, Minneapolis. 



The Gift of Music:  Piano at a Women’s Correctional Institution

 In May of 2012, Anna Hamilton began a piano program at a women’s correctional institution in South Carolina. She will share the steps taken to have this program implemented, the unique circumstances of teaching in a correctional institution environment, and the benefits to those involved in the program. 

Anna Hamilton is Lecturer in Piano and Staff Accompanist at the University of South Carolina Aiken. She maintains a group and private piano lesson studio in Columbia South Carolina. 



 Leather hammers, Low inharmonicity, Damper Lifts, and Key Dips: Clues for Interpreting 18th and 19th Century Music

Versatile pianist, composer and writer, Ratko Delorko teaches at the Hochschule fur Musik Frankfurt and is an expert on the history and development of the piano. Mr. Delorko often tours with his extensive personal collection of rare stringed keyboard instruments and has served as a visiting professor at Tongij University, Shanghai, and the University of Arkansas.


 Making it up as we go along: a classical pianist on the spot.

Richard Grayson received a Ph.D. in composition from UCLA, and taught at Occidental College from 1969 to 2001.  His specialty is keyboard improvisation, which he has taught in the United States, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam.

Richard Grayson's Noontime Recital will follow his PEDx3 session. The program will feature improvisations in Baroque, Classical, 19th- and 20th-century styles based on themes submitted by the audience. Come prepared with a theme that you sing, play on the piano, write down, or play from your cell phone.


 *PEDx3 is inspired by, but has no affiliation with TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.