Monthly Archives: July 2015

NCKP 2015 (2): Thursday, July 30

Yesterday’s pre-conference sessions at 2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy were outstanding, and the sessions on the official first day of the conference were just as great! Here is a summary of some of the events. 8:00 Publisher Showcase by Sekwang Music Publishing Company – Smart 8: An Integrated Art Program that Develops Multiple Intelligence and Musicianship First […]

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NCKP 2015 (1): Wednesday PreConference Seminars

Today, I traveled with my good friend Susan West to Lombard, Illinois to attend the 2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. When we arrived, we met up with our other roommate, Amy Chaplin. We attended the Independent Music Teachers track of the Pre Conference Seminars. 1:30: Marvin Blickenstaff – Keynote Address: The Many Faces of […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vince Lombardi Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Freebie: Technical Requirements Charts for RCM’s 2015 Piano Syllabus

I recently finished creating a new set of technique charts for the RCM’s new 2015 Piano Syllabus. Here is the backstory. Over the past few years, I have entered a handful of piano students to take assessments through the Royal Conservatory of Music, an excellent program originating in Canada and becoming more popular in the United States. I appreciate […]

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Piano Wastebasket at Meijer

Do you have a Meijer store near you? They are currently selling these cute wastebaskets…including the piano keyboard one! I have one for my studio and my students love it. :)    

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” — Albert Einstein Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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