NCKP 2013 Haul

I almost forgot to post a photo of all the freebies I took home from the NCKP.  (I love freebies!)

Each day, there is an Exhibiter Showcase in the morning and late afternoon.  These sessions often offer freebies of some the latest releases from major publishers, usually in a free tote bag.  Here is a photo of the free music I took home with me:


The value of these books is nearly $200!  That certainly helps defray the costs of attending a national-level conference, and it is fun to hear about the latest books and resources available.

Joy Morin is a piano teacher in northwest Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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  1. Alain
    Posted 30 July 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Dear Joy.
    How are you!?
    thank so much for all the great info you provide on your website!
    What are some good music education conferences that you can recommend?
    Let me know..
    many thanks!
    Alain ;-))

  2. Posted 31 July 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow – that’s no tote-bag, that’s a suitcase! Congrats!

    It’s amazing how the cost of books can really add up – trying to build a library is no small task!

  3. Posted 20 August 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    This is why some of the smaller publishers, who can’t hope to compete with the likes of Hal Leonard, didn’t sell enough to make the trip worthwhile and won’t be back!

    • Posted 20 August 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry you feel that way, Beverly. I understand that it is expensive and difficult for smaller publishers to exhibit at the large conferences. But I’m not sure that receiving freebies during morning/afternoon Exhibitor Showcases has much to do with this. A more plausible cause might be the conference schedule. My personal opinion is that the NCKP schedule did not allow enough time for teachers to browse the exhibit hall (and I said as much in the feedback survey NCKP sent out). In fact, I brought a list of music I had hoped to purchase while at NCKP but I did not have time to make the majority those purchases. (P.S. – I did manage to purchase a book from the Red Leaf Pianoworks booth, however!)

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