Well, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) was amazing as expected! I had a wonderful time with my friend and my cousin with whom I shared a hotel room. And I met some new teachers, including a couple of people I knew only from online (such as Wendy Stevens). It was such an inspiring place to go and get new ideas for piano teaching. I’ll be blogging about the sessions I attending all week long, so stay tuned!
I know many of you have attended conferences such as this before, but if any of you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to try one! It’s definitely worth the expense. Next March, the 2012 National Conference held by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in going to take place in New York City! Just think, if you set aside about $75 or $100 each month from now until then, you’d have enough to attend! And if you happen to have friends or family in NYC, you wouldn’t even have any hotel expenses. If anyone wants to know more about attending a conference, please send me an email and I’d be happy to chat. :)
Anyway, I wanted to share with you a photo of all the FREE loot I took home from the NCKP:
When I added up the value of these books, it totaled to over $200! That certainly covers the expense of my shared hotel room and gas money, which pleases me very much! Plus, I get some great new resources to try in my studio!