Monthly Archives: July 2013

NCKP 2013 (8) – Panel Discussion with Pedagogy Leaders from Around the World

Th 2013 July 25 @ 10am – Panel Discussion: A Conversion with Pedagogy Leaders from Around the World, moderated by Andrew Hisey. Panel members included Elissa Milne, Gulimina Mahamuti, Ratko Delorko, Irina Voro, Seung-Ji Ryu, Janet Lopinski, Claudia Deltragia, and one other speaker from Argentina (who was not listed in the program). What is the […]

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NCKP 2013 (7) – Keynote Address: Franz Liszt as the Culteral Ambassador of the 19th Century, by Alan Walker

Thursday, 2013 July 25 – Keynote Address: Franz Liszt as the Culteral Ambassador of the 19th Century, by Alan Walker Franz Liszt was a pianist, composer, organizer of events, and also cultural ambassador for his country. As a pianist, he created the recital. As a conductor, he create a series of gestures and body movements […]

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NCKP 2013 (6) – Holistic Learning by Immanuela Gruenberg

Wednesday – Holistic Learning: Integrating the Mind, Body, and Spirit of the Music you are Teaching or Learning, by Immanuela Gruenberg We all are efficient in practice when there is a deadline looming. How can we be that efficient all the time? Holistic learning means treating the mind, body, and spirit as interdependent even from […]

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NCKP 2013 (5) – The Technique Behind Intermediate Repertoire, by Nancy Bachus

Wednesday – The Technique Behind Intermediate Repertoire: Laying the Groundwork, Nancy Bachus Nancy Bachus covered a variety of technique concepts and how to teach them in her session. Physical Aspects of Technique: Position of the body – shoulders down and relaxed; Forearms level with the keyboard, Feet flat and planted. Hands and fingers – natural […]

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NCKP 2013 (4) – Developing a Curriculum for the Intermediate Transfer Student, by Jane Magrath

Wednesday – Developing a Curriculum for the Intermediate Transfer Student by Jane Magrath There is so much to choose from – How do we choose curriculum? “Curriculum” comes from the Latin for “a course for racing.” Objectives: Teach what you know. If you don’t do jazz, let the student get a jazz teacher! We can’t […]

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NCKP 2013 (3) – Conducting the Transfer Student Interview

Wednesday – Conducting the Transfer Student Interview Panel discussion with Linda Fields, Immanuela Gruenberg, David Husser, Gail Lew, Elissa Milne, and Arlene Steffen Could the interview be this simple as two questions: Whise idea was this, and will you practice every day? Types of transfer students: Those who are moving geographically; becoming dissatisfied with the […]

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NCKP 2013 (2) – The Beauty And The Beast In The Piano Studio, by Marvin Blickenstaff

W July 24 @ 3pm – The Beauty And The Beast In The Piano Studio, by Marvin Blickenstaff Mr. Blickenstaff began by playing the beautiful Schumann Romance. Then he stated that beautiful music has the power to change human beings. Marvin was almost a piano dropout in the 7th grade. He was bored and his […]

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NCKP 2013 (1) – Keynote Address: Service by Dr. Scott Price

I am excited to be here at the 2013 NCKP! I am going to try to live blog some of my notes through-out the week, Natalie Wickham style. ;). Check back soon for updates. W July 24 @ 2pm – Keynote Address: Service by Dr. Scott Price Dr. Price began by showing video of one […]

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2013 Music History Camp

As I mentioned in a post last week, I held a Music History Camp last week with five of my private students.  Each day, we studied an era of music history (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern) and also focused on a composer from that period. To study the eras, I decided to write a printable […]

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SightRead Plusgiveaway winner & New Lapbooks

Just a quick post today, to announce the randomly chosen winner of the giveaway for the Sight Read Plus app for iPad…. Congrats goes to Lori!  Lori, I will be sending you an email with your promo code very soon. By the way, two new lapbooks have been added to the ColorInMyPiano shop — Handel […]

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Audience In A Bottle

A couple of weekends ago, I attended a fantastic Piano Pedagogy Seminar at Ohio University.  The featured clinician was Dr. Peter Mack — an Irishman from Seattle who is a fantastic teacher with a wonderful sense of humor. During one of the sessions, Dr. Mack told us that in his studio there are lots of […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“My chief virtue (or if you like, defect) has been a tireless lifelong search for an original, individual musical idiom. I abhor imitation and I abhor the familiar.” — Sergei Prokofiev Every Wednesday brings Words of Wisdom here at the Color in my Piano blog in the form of a musical quote or joke, intended […]

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